Have you ever planned to do something and afterwards determined it wasn't such a smart idea? Atticus then told Scout that while Aunt Alexandria was living in the house she was to obey her rules too. Jem explains that he's never been whipped by Atticus and doesn't want to be. Scout asks her one day about Boo Radley, and Miss Maudie says that he's still alive, he just doesn't like to come outside. They got to the oak tree where they felt safe and walked the back way to their house. Their sister Alexandra remained at Finch's Landing. He found them folded neatly on the fence and someone had done a poor job trying to repair the tear.
So on Dill's last nightin Maycomb, after watching pee off of his porch, Jem and Dill convinced Scout to go with them over to the Radley place and sneak up to the house to look in the window. However, Scout doesn't feel sorry for her considering her unfriendly treatment that morning. Jem said that they just wanted to look inside the loose shutters to see if they could see Boo Radley. They went back to save him. They told her that she could come or go home and teased her that she was becoming more like a girl every day.
Jem is gone for a little while, but returns with the pants, trembling. Give specific reasons why she did or did not return with him. The house had a porch that when around most of the outside of the house. One day a mean dog was infront of the Finche's home. The Radley house is old, dark, closed-off, and uncivilized in contrast to the rest of the neighborhood: once white, it is now a slate-gray color, with rotten shingles, little sunlight, overgrown yards, and a closed door on Sundays. They invent a new game about Boo Radley.
Summary of Chapter 6 Scout, Jem and Dill are enjoying one last summer night before Dill has to leave. Miss Caroline is from the richer and more cultured North Alabama, and does not understand the country ways of Maycomb. Jem asked Dill what he saw in the window. Dill, in childish fashion, has decided to get engaged to Scout, but now he and Jem play together often and Scout finds herself unwelcome. The Cunninghams are not all necessarily illiterate and ignorant because of a lack of intelligence, but because they are subject to a system which subverts their chances of receiving a good education. When Scout's father is appointed to defend a black man in a high-profile trial, racial tensions in the small town come to a head.
Rather, the law must change to accommodate them and protect the children, who should not have to suffer needlessly. As they move to the window, someone is out in the yard. Once in the backyard they carefully walk over to the back of the house where Jem and Scout lift Dill up to a window sill. Do you believe race relations in the United States are improving, remaining the same or worsening? Scout waits for him to come back, and is very afraid that something will happen to him while he is out, or that Atticus will catch him and discover that he is not at home. Scout shut out the light and as she walked to her bed she stepped on something unusual and whatever it was moved. Back in class, Scout gets bored and starts writing a letter to Dill, but is criticized again by her teacher for knowing how to write in script when she's only supposed to print in first grade.
Why did they choose the last day of summer for this activity? She explains to Jack why she started a fight with Francis, and he becomes more understanding. Chapter 9 Analysis In this chapter Jem and Scout see the prejudice that surrounds them. The trio sneaks to the house in the dark. In Chapter 6, the children come even closer to bridging the distance between themselves and Boo. Many of the events that are taking place in this chapter are leading up to how Jem broke his arm. When they got back to the fence Jem had gotten his pants caught in the barbs of the fence.
Radley is waiting outside with his gun so he can shoot at the next sound he hears. Miss Maudie's description of Boo helps the children understand him as a victim of his upbringing. Scout is almost six, and Jem is almost ten. Terrified, Scout runs back home, but leaves the tire behind. Meanwhile, Jem and Dill plan to give a note to Boo inviting him out to get ice cream with them. Jem's pants are caught on the fence and he has to remove them to go free.
Scout had won they were still equals. Atticus shoots the animal perfectly with the rifle that Heck Tate gives him. Jem and Scout watch in awe and fear, so taken with the scene that they do not realize that someone has places a blanket around Scout. The journey of this one individual against the mores of the entire group, though performed here in fear and on a dare, symbolically speaks toward events that will follow when Atticus defends Tom Robinson in court and Scout breaks up the threatening mob of townspeople. Dill said that it was because his mom and new dad were always fawning over each other and never paid attention to him.
In Chapter 4, we see that the schools have attempted to teach children how to behave in groups and how to be upstanding citizens, but Scout notes that her father and Jem learned these traits without the kind of schooling she is getting. Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. Once her got to the house he hid under the bed for hours. Nathan Radley tells the crowd that some nigger was in his collard patch and that he fired the gun to scare off the intruder. Jem went to the Kitchen and got a broom.
It all ends well, but the children still do not get their wish of seeing Boo Radley, so it still hangs over their heads. The window was too tall for any of them to look directly inside so they decided to lift Dill up, because he was the smallest, to look inside the window. She says that Arthur was a nice boy when she used to know him. Calpurnia refers to old Mr. The Ewell children only need to come to school for the first day, and then the town will overlook the fact that they are absent, even though schooling is mandatory for all children. 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.