Rather, the law must change to accommodate them and protect the children, who should not have to suffer needlessly. To them, it is obvious that the word of a man like Bob Ewell cannot be trusted. The reader will undoubtedly find that they side with Tom Robinson in the trial and the verdict that he is guilty always comes as a shock. Similarly, Scout and Jem will learn the full importance of justice later in the book through the trial of Tom Robinson, where justice is withheld and denied to a black man. They start to venture closer to the Radley house, which is said to be haunted. Scout rudely asks him what he's doing and Calpurnia gives her a lecture in the kitchen about how to treat guests - even if they're from a family like the Cunninghams.
Harper Lee is actually a descendant of the famed Confederate general Robert E. Dill dares Jem to go inside the boundary of the Radleys' front gate. Tom tried to push her away. The trials of the boys lasted six years, with convictions, reversals, and numerous retrials. Ultimately, Scout and Jem learn a powerful lesson about bravery from this woman. Ewell can hunt out of season because everyone knows he spends his relief checks on whiskey and his children won't eat if he doesn't hunt.
Bob Ewell resurfaces in the section, stalking both Judge Taylor and Tom Robinson's wife. He follows them home in the dark, then runs at them and attempts to kill them with a large kitchen knife. Radley's death, his older brother Nathan arrived to continue to watch over Boo and keep him inside and out of sight. During this attack, Jem badly breaks his arm. Scout explains she doesn't remember learning how to read, but it seems she always knew how. With Atticus and Aunt Alexandra both too tired to attend, Jem agrees to take Scout to the school.
The children run away, but Jem loses his pants in a fence. She doesn't understand that she loves to read until her teacher tells her she can't read anymore: this shows that reading was a pleasure and a freedom she had taken for granted all her life until it is denied to her. Things are a little different this year for Jem and Scout because they are no longer afraid when they pass the Radley house. From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt. When Christmas comes, Scout and Jem's Uncle Jack comes for a visit. Scout also begins to notice that a lot of her classmates-and even her teacher-have the same racists attitudes as many people in the small town.
Scout tells Atticus about it, and Atticus â who is a lawyer- reveals that he will be representing a man named Tom Robinson. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and while it is the story of Scout's growing up it is also a story of the racially charged atmosphere of the town in the years of the Great Depression. Atticus hopes for an appeal, but Tom tries to escape from his prison and is shot to death in the process. Ewell and saves the children. Scout, Jem and Dill sneak into the courthouse to see the trial and sit in the balcony with Maycomb's black population. While it is always a risk to faithfully adapt a classic novel to the film medium, it certainly paid off for To Kill a Mockingbird—both the film and novel versions have left their indelible impact on the world, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Boo sees Jem one more time and then asks Scout to take him home, but rather than escort him home as though he were a child, she has Boo escort her to his house as a gentleman would. Radley, but Jem insists on going. Atticus asks her to understand the situation from Miss Caroline's point of view - Miss Caroline can't be expected to know what to do with her students when she doesn't know anything about them yet. Women in the South were expected to be delicate and dainty, concepts that Scout abhors; and women were not allowed to serve on juries in Maycomb, according to the novel. Tom tells how he pushed her away, and then they saw Bob Ewell at the window.
Atticus interrupts the meeting to report that Tom Robinson had been killed in an escape attempt. She often deliberately juxtaposes small-town values and Gothic images in order to examine more closely the forces of good and evil. Scout agrees and Atticus reads to her and Jem from the papers. Jem and Scout find several more interesting items in the tree's knothole. The months continue on, and the new school year rolls around. The novel takes place in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Father and son face off.
As Atticus explains, the town authorities bend the law for the Ewells because they'll never change their ways - for instance, Mr. However, by the end of the novel, after Boo has saved the life of Scout and her brother, she sees him suddenly as a person. However, Jem can remember his mother and Scout notices that he is occasionally nostalgic about her. Scout wants to be like Burris Ewell and not have to go to school at all. The Finch family also goes to visit Aunt Alexandra, whom Scout hates because she expects Scout to be more ladylike; this is something Scout has no interest in at all.
In Chapter 6, the children come even closer to bridging the distance between themselves and Boo. She says that Arthur was a nice boy when she used to know him. Despite this, Atticus seeks to reveal the truth to his fellow townspeople. A group of men arrive ready to cause some violence to Tom, and threaten Atticus in the process. Calpurnia and Miss Maudie are the main motherly influences in her life.