Naturally, she does not approve of Scout's behavior. In this lesson, we will focus on themes and characters presented in chapter 11. Dubose is mean and abusive to them, and has strange fits each day when the reading session is over. They were ecstatic to be free to enjoy the spring without the daily burden of Mrs. In this section of the novel, Aunt Alexandra seems to be representative of the outside world and adulthood. Scout also does not get along with her cousin, Francis.
He normally did that, but he must have forgotten this time, so Cal decided that they would go to church with her. When Scout asked what rape is, Cal instructed her to ask Atticus. The kindness of the congregation of First Purchase and their strong community helps to convey Harper Lees views on the unjust racism that is ever-present in Maycomb. Atticus insisted that he read for one more week. They went on to town and Jem bought the steam engine and the baton, but he took no joy in his new possession. He could be a great huntsman if he had chosen; however, he believes it is unfair to use this talent on lesser creatures.
Scout is fairly oblivious to issues of race so, in her mind, the Ewells are incredibly low-class, so she can't understand how their word holds any merit. Her desire to get rid of her morphine addiction before her death, reveals her as a strong character, who would rather go through a grueling experience to break the habit of addiction than die as an addict. Adding to Scout's summer despair, Atticus is often absent from home because he is part of the state legislature, which has been called into session. Every time Scout and Jem walk past, she shouts at them. Each session is longer than the one before.
Dubose said something bad about Atticus. Dubose's flowers and his subsequent punishment Additional Learning To learn more about this particular chapter of the classic novel, review the To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 11 Summary lesson. It was then that Scout noticed that they'd been staying a little bit longer every day. Atticus explained to Jem that Mrs. Later, Scout overhears her father talking to Uncle Jack about the case. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. Atticus breaks up the fight and sends them off to bed.
To replace this word with something less offensive is censorship. He had come home and the children weren't there, so he wanted to see if they were with Mrs. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 12 Since Jem had turned twelve, he had grown hard to handle -- moody and hungry all the time. Scout and Jem continue on their way to the store where they buy a toy steam engine and a baton. Atticus reveals to Jem that she was addicted to morphine and that the reading was part of her successful effort to combat this addiction. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. Scout and Jem decide to make a snowman; however, they quickly realize there isn't enough snow to do this, even after they collect all the snow from their own yard and Miss Maudie's yard.
Scout as narrator is key to the novel's success. Jack promises and keeps his word. Chapter 19 -Tom says his side of the story, and it is that she asked him to fix something, then when he got inside, she threw herself at him. Why does Aunt Alexandra come to stay with Atticus and his family? Lesson Summary Scout and Jem learn some very adult lessons in this chapter about bravery and perspective. When Atticus arrives home that evening, he knows exactly what happened. Atticus strongly believes that Tom Robinson is innocence; however, he knows Tom's chances of winning are low since he is facing an all-white jury. More importantly, the dehumanization of the black population is an ugly part of American history that cannot be forgotten.
. When Atticus leaves for town for some official work, Calpurnia takes the children for a service to a black church. On returning home, they are disappointed to see their Aunt Alexandra in their front porch. He knows he will be facing a difficult trial and much criticism from his neighbors, but he is resolved to do it nevertheless. Dubose said that Jem would read to her for one more week just to be certain -- certain of what was left up in the air because Jem started to protest, but Atticus shushed him with a hand gesture. You can customize the printable with the options shown below, or you can just click the Build Printable button to create it now! Scout and her brother, Jem, navigate adult issues of race, hatred, justice and bravery through their father's defending of a black man on trial. Dubose, she was always cross and mean to them, and Atticus told them to ignore it because she was just a sick, old lady.
Tom Swift boys' pulp fiction serial featuring famed, fictitious inventor and adventurer, Tom Swift. Notes: Jem and Scout have grown up, but they still cannot overcome their anger if anyone passes a comment on their father. Scout does not look forward to this visit because Aunt Alexandra is very forthright in her rather traditional views of what a young girl should be. One of the men tells Atticus that he needs to make his children leave, and he obviously means this as a threat. Instead of accepting the gesture, Jem threw the box in the fire and got angry with Atticus. Slowly a head wiggled from underneath Scouts bed. Things in Macyomb, Atticus warns, could become tense because of this case.
When they get to her house, she isn't outside. Some days later, Atticus informs them that Mrs. Atticus then takes Scout and the other children home. When Scout returns home from church, she find Aunt Alexandra has come to visit their home. Dubose's house, she began with her barrage of insults and barbs, and Jem warned Scout to just ignore her like Atticus said, but then Mrs.
It becomes very apparent in this section that Jem is becoming further distanced from Scout in terms of growing up. Jem takes a baton from Scout and destroys all of Mrs. He sends a letter saying that he has a new father presumably, his mother has remarried and will stay with his family in Meridian. Dill told Scout that he wanted to sleep next to her. In the confusion, she did not notice at the time when it happened. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper.