Then she lost her balance and fell on her face, and although he roughly helped her up, he seemed sorry. Cunningham to say hello to his son shows how truly unaware of the situation she is. Atticus tells Scout that he has been asked to be Tom Robinson's lawyer, a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman. Scout goes home and Heck Tate comes to the house. One of hers was obviously courage. The children go to town later and try to find him.
Using the baton as a machete, he snapped the tops off of every camellia bush in her front yard and then, when he was finished, he bent the baton over his knee and left it amidst the litter of leaves and blossoms that covered the yard. Aunt Alexandria was then trying to get Atticus to fire Calpurnia and Atticus refused and said that Calpurnia is a member of this family and that she would work there as long as she wanted. Scout and Jem continue on their way to the store where they buy a toy steam engine and a baton. Her illness had caused her great pain, so she had been taking the drug for years on her doctor's prescription. Several practicing professionals have cited the influence Atticus had on their decisions to join law school or shaped their ideology during school days and afterward during practice. Despite everything that has happened, Miss Maudie is in good spirits the next day.
Scout and her brother get to learn some crucial lessons about judging others through the character of Boo, the cryptic and solitary neighbor. Novels that deal with the formation of a maturing character are called bildungsroman or coming-of-age stories. Dubose had her servant girl prepare the box for Jem. Scout shut out the light and as she walked to her bed she stepped on something unusual and whatever it was moved. In the next chapter, Atticus calls up Tom Robinson. Chapter 13 -Aunt Alexandra moves in with the Finch's to teach Scout how to be a girl.
Where a person comes from — his ancestry — is important, and like many small towns, Maycomb's citizens are suspicious of outsiders. They begin to walk home with Jem still upset about Mrs. Jem is hesitant, but Atticus insists that he do it for a month. Dubose's house to have a talk with her. Analysis This chapter sets the tone and basis for everything else that happens in the novel. Later, Scout overhears her father talking to Uncle Jack about the case. He also explains that her strange fits had been the withdrawal effects of morphine addiction.
He is outside next to the jail. At this time, Scout, Jem, Atticus, and Jack all go to visit Aunt Alexandra. Dubose has a strange fit. Dill said that it was because his mom and new dad were always fawning over each other and never paid attention to him. Jem insists on following his father to the jail, no doubt because he understands just what is going on and is concerned for his father's safety. They hear noises behind them and assume it is Cecil.
When Atticus returns, he tells the children that she has died. Dubose's house reading when Atticus came to the door. He knows he will be facing a difficult trial and much criticism from his neighbors, but he is resolved to do it nevertheless. He believes that representing Tom Robinson is what is right and, therefore, it is what he will do. Dubose was in the middle of one of her fits, but she hadn't had a fit yet that day and it had been almost two hours. The plot is based on the adult Scout Finch who has traveled to Alabama from New York to visit her father.
Scout wants to brag to everyone about this, but Jem tells her to keep quiet because Atticus probably wouldn't want this. He said that when he got there, Mayella had been beaten. He says Bob Ewell is lying dead under a tree. Dubose- whose house they pass everyday. Atticus interrupts the meeting to report that Tom Robinson had been killed in an escape attempt. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. 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.
She makes Jack promise not to tell Atticus because she had, in turn, promised her father that she wouldn't fight because of things people said about him. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. The only neighbor who puzzles them is the mysterious Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside. The kids are nearing the house when the person following them begins to chase them. The symbolism is portrayed in the instances where the goodness and innocence of some characters were bruised and crushed. Aunt Alexandria had the theory that the longer you lived in one place the more dignified you were.
The method of narration applied allows the author to fuse the simplicity of childhood observations with the adulthood situations intricate with veiled motivations and unquestioned custom. That must be why she doesn't talk like the other African-Americans he knows. Why does Cal talk differently at the African-American church than she does with white people? Above all else, he tries to instill in them a clear sense of morals. They are worried that a group of people intent on lynching Tom Robinson may intercept his transfer. While Jem was gone, Atticus talked to Scout about the case.
Besides, the children also notice the general wish to help out Tom Robinson. Atticus then told Scout that while Aunt Alexandria was living in the house she was to obey her rules too. Whereas the beginning of the novel focuses largely on Jem and Scout's childhood and their obsession with Boo, the trial gradually begins to take over. Dubose is an old, cranky woman. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him.