Another reason for Aunt Alexandra's unexpected arrival is that Atticus is extremely busy with the on going trial with Tom Robinson. The visit to the church brings Calpurnia to center stage in the novel. The children stay a safe distance away so Atticus won't notice them. The Gray Ghost One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers. Dill sees nothing, only curtains and a small faraway light. GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. Rather than congratulating Scout on her knowledge, Miss Caroline believes Scout is being taught incorrectly and tells her not to read at home anymore.
Aunt Alexandra begins trying to form Scout into a proper Southern girl, and meets with much opposition. Atticus's light illuminates the night, just as he strives to teach his community the truth and expose their unfairness. One boy, , has no pail and refuses to accept Miss Caroline's loan of a quarter to buy something with. Chapter 18 It is now Mayella's turn to be a witness. Miss Maudie sends Scout home with some poundcake.
Atticus explains that some people can forget that they are human beings when they become part of a mob. Jem said that yes he did and explained that Atticus had told him that Joshua S. In addition, he suggests that Scout be less defiant toward their aunt, putting himself onto the adult side of the argument, to Scout's annoyance. When people join together in a mob, they lose a feeling of responsibility for their actions, because they act as a group rather than as separate individuals. Scout narrates the book in the first person, but in the past tense. Radley, but Jem insists on going. In Chapter 2, the description of Scout's first day allows Lee to provide a context for the events to follow by introducing some of the people and families of Maycomb County.
Miss Maudie is the most unbiased and supportive of these three women, though Calpurnia becomes much more sympathetic as time goes by. Though the children have never seen him, rumors abound that he is over six feet tall, has rotten yellow teeth, popping eyes and a drool, and eats raw animals. She is old-fashioned and proper, and often refers to the people of Maycomb in light of their family history. Because of this, families are rooted deep, as are traditions and thoughts about the people in Maycomb. Scout thinks maybe he's still alive. They were kind to him, but did not seem to need him around. You get to pay for it, just like you promised and wanted to do originally.
Atticus painfully continued and said that Aunt Alexandria wanted to talk to them about their heritage. Therefore, when Miss Caroline writes the alphabet on the board and Scout reads it through easily, then reads from her reader and from the local paper, Miss Caroline forbids Scout to let Atticus teach her to read anymore. She gets Jem to investigate, and they discover Dill hiding under Scout's bed. After fifteen years living at home, the thirty-three-year-old Boo is rumored to have stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors and then quietly continued about his business of cutting out newspaper articles. For a brief moment, we see Atticus give in to Aunt Alexandra's request, but when he sees the reaction from his children, he immediately takes it back. Aunt Alexandria had the theory that the longer you lived in one place the more dignified you were.
Atticus sends them both to bed. Cunningham emphasizes her knowledge of young and reminds Mr. Who discussed gentle breeding with them? As soon as it's gone, the three children run as fast as they can back home, but Jem loses his pants in the gate. Their curiosity and the drama game they create shows how desperately they wanted to find answers to their questions about Boo in the absence of any real information or knowledge. Scout decided to ask Aunt Alexandria if she would miss Uncle Jimmy, her husband.
Why does Aunt Alexandra come to stay with Jem and Scout? Dill's going to be lookout with a bell to ring if anyone comes. 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. Background Information Scout and Jem find their summer not shaping up the way it has been in the past. Mayella went to school for a few years but none of her eight siblings go, and their mother is dead. She orders Atticus to lecture them on the subject of their ancestry. Underwood from the town newspaper is there, and he almost never attends church. So stunned, Scout begins to weep, which causes a change in Atticus.
This strong foundation provides an important starting point for the story. Aunt Alexandra urges Atticus not to speak like that in front of Calpurnia, but Atticus protests as usual, claiming fairness and honesty are important. Ewell is most likely to blame for Mayella's injuries. This is a simile because it uses the word, as, to compare Aunt Alexandra's reaction to a stork. Scout asks if Boo is crazy, and Miss Maudie says that if he wasn't when this whole thing started, he probably is now after being locked up for so long. Boo was eventually brought back to the Radley home.