Scout makes him promise not to tell Atticus, however, because Atticus had asked her not to fight anyone over what is said about him. Luckily, Uncle Jack steps up. Scout waited for Jack to betray her trust and he never did. After opening presents, everyone goes to Finch's Landing to spend the rest of the day. Scout tells Atticus about the fight and asks him what they boy meant.
In saving Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, Boo proves the ultimate symbol of good. Scout thinks maybe he's still alive. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. How did Atticus know Tom Robinson? Radley, Boo's father, had only been seen on his daily trip to collect groceries from 11:30am-12pm, and the family worshipped together in their own home on Sundays. Flick - and the house was still. The next day, Jem and Dill hatch a plan to leave a note for Boo in the Radley's window, using a fishing line. This suggests that schools can only provide limited change in children's moral sensibility, or no change at all - families and communities are the true sculptors of children's sense of what is right and good, and what is not.
Instead of playing with the boys, Scout often sits with their neighbor, the avid gardener Miss , watches the sun set on her front steps, or partakes of Miss Maudie's fine homemade cake. Scout follows Atticus's advice because she doesn't want to let him down. When dinner rolled around everybody sat at the big table except Scout. Uncle Jack entered the room and Scout ran to the corner and had her face away from him. He never told Atticus the truth of what happened. After bandaging Scouts hand, Uncle Jack went downstairs and talked to Atticus; Scout listened in. Though Scout is young and impressionable, she becomes a spokesperson for her entire class, interacting with the adult teacher comfortably; this shows that though a child, she is more grown-up than some of her peers.
Radley dies, and goes to pay his condolences at the Radleys. 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. Jem decides to go back and get his pants late that night. Scout has to deal with her bratty cousin Francis for most of the day. Uncle Jack punishes Scout without first hearing her side of the story.
There is no one clear way to worship God, but the chapter suggests that reading the Bible inside all day may be an application of God's law which, like the hunting law when applied to the Ewell's, becomes self-defeating if applied too severely. In Chapter 5, though Atticus tries to encourage the children to leave Boo alone, their senses of sympathy have been summoned by thinking about Boo's solitude and his strict upbringing. Cecil calls her a coward but she feels just the opposite. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Jem's quest to build a snowman requires some ingenuity on his part. Atticus reveals to Jem that she was addicted to morphine and that the reading was part of her successful effort to combat this addiction.
Alexandria wanted Scout to become a lady and Scout wanted to just do what she wanted to do. Scout generally gets along well with Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him a habit that she has recently picked up. At the beginning of the book, Boo is merely a source of childhood superstition. The very religious Radley family stays indoors all day and rarely participates in community affairs, except during emergencies. Discuss how his decision has affected his children, Scout and Jem, at home and at school. I hope they trust me enough. Atticus said that he was worried that Scout would beat somebody up over this and that Jem would be able to take the pressure.
Scout asked Jem if this was true and Jem just told Scout to ask Atticus, their Dad. When he comes back Jem and Scout pounce on him to ask if he saw Boo in the flesh he didn't. The heat of the fire contrasts sharply with the intense cold, providing an allusion to the sharply defined sides in the upcoming trial and conflict. How does that person make you feel? The family lost its wealth in the Civil War. Be specific; give at least one quote for each.
Ironically, the Finch family owned slaves at one time, making Atticus' defense of Tom that much more noble. Scout is careful, but eventually decides to chew them. How did Scout and Jem feel about the holiday? They invent a new game about Boo Radley. No, but they have to try anyway. In another nod to how their world is changing, Jem and Scout have a chance to meet Boo Radley, but are too absorbed in something else to notice.
However, Jem can remember his mother and Scout notices that he is occasionally nostalgic about her. The house had 360 sets down a hill and ended with a big house with unusual construction. Scout also learns that the reason Walter Cunningham doesn't pass first grade is because he has to leave school in the spring to help around the farm. Scout was so furious with Cecil for not taking back what he said that she is about to fight him. To begin the day, Miss Caroline reads a saccharine children's story about cats, which leaves the children feeling restless. Every Christmas the family would get together at Finches landing, the place where their ancestor Simon Finch had built their family wealth. The Radleys are also differentiated from the community by their willful isolation from the usual patterns of social interaction, which causes the town to ostracize them and unreasonably turn the mysterious Boo into a scapegoat for any odd and unfortunate circumstances that occur.
Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. Scout generally gets along well with Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him a habit that she has recently picked up. Dill and Scout keep watch in case anyone comes along, and Jem tries to deliver the note with the fishing pole, but finds that it's harder to maneuver than he expected. The first half of the day ends, and on her way out of the classroom, Scout sees Miss Caroline bury her head in her arms as the children leave the room. Analysis Lee introduces a great deal of symbolism in Chapters 8 and 9. Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. He cautions Scout that people, even their friends, might say dirty things to her, and tells her to keep her head up and avoid fighting.