Then Scout asked if she could visit Cal at home sometime, and Cal said that she'd welcome her. Atticus then takes Scout and the other children home. One of the men tells Atticus that he needs to make his children leave, and he obviously means this as a threat. When the children return home, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting for them. 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.
Ewell is allowed to hunt out of season because he is known to be an alcoholic who spends his relief money on whiskey - if he can't hunt, his children may not eat. However, Miss Maudie seems to think that serving living things - whether human or floral - is an important part of serving God. Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. Upon learning she is chewing found gum, Jem makes her spit it out. Uncle Jack is very concerned and wants to go talk with Alexandra right away, but Scout pleads with him not to tell Atticus, since she doesn't want him to know that she broke her agreement not to fight anyone over the issue of Tom Robinson's case.
The next day, Jem and Dill hatch a plan to leave a note for Boo in the Radley's window, using a fishing line. A few weeks after Jem's punishment ends, Mrs. However, there is only a little snow, and Jem and Scout aren't even sure how a snowman is made. Atticus reluctantly takes aim and shoots the dog. She attempts to instill in Jem and Scout a pride in their family legacy. Bob Ewell is asked to write his name and everyone discovers that he is left handed. This first introduction of Aunt Alexandra presents her as a dominating and traditional presence with strong opinions about how Scout ought to behave.
After dinner she tells Atticus she doesn't want to go back. She protects many from danger, but receives no praise in comparison to Atticus who actually kills the dog. Uncle Jack asks her for her side and Scout tells him what Francis said about Atticus. Scout is fairly oblivious to issues of race so, in her mind, the Ewells are incredibly low-class, so she can't understand how their word holds any merit. Having lost much of his childhood after being kept inside his home at all times, perhaps Boo is nostalgic and lives vicariously through watching Scout and Jem play, live, and grow. He normally did that, but he must have forgotten this time, so Cal decided that they would go to church with her.
Radley about it, and he claims the tree is dying and filling the knothole with cement will keep it alive. Jem finally agrees to do this. The next day, they are horrified to discover that someone has filled their hole up with cement. Alexandra tries to make Atticus talk to his children about family pride, but he just ends up upsetting Scout. If you have already read the book, then it should be no challenge to you. Calpurnia takes special pains to make sure they are cleanly-scrubbed and as perfectly dressed as possible on Sunday. Jem decides to go back and get his pants late that night.
Mayella grabbed him and then hugged him and started to kiss him. Scout was at a loss for what to do with summer if Dill wasn't there and Jem was acting strangely. Meanwhile, Dill seems to represent the earlier childhood that Scout reflected on so fondly in the novel. His warning serves to emphasize the responsibilities that come with power. A New Church One Sunday during their father's absence, Scout and Jem accompany Calpurnia to the 'First Purchase African M. We find, for instance, that although one parishioner regards Scout and Jem as unwelcome visitors, the rest of the congregation accepts them with warmth and enthusiasm. When they reached the Finch house, Alexandra was sitting on the front porch with her bags.
When they are seated, Calpurnia hands Scout and Jem ten cents each. Scout says that she hates him. The open-minded children run outside constantly, and Dill in particular has no house of his own, making him extremely free. Scout tries to give him his space, and looks forward to Dill coming in the summer. Lee presents Lula's anger at Calpurnia and the children as wholly wrong—as just another form of prejudice. Dubose asks Scout and Jem to read to her for one more week.
The three try to start a few games, but quickly get bored. However, Tom, Scout, and Jem, could also be considered mockingbirds as well. Scout sees a man carrying Jem to the house. Part One Chapter 1 The chapter opens with the introduction of the narrator, Scout Jean Louise Finch, her older brother Jem Jeremy , and their friend and neighbor, Dill Charles Baker Harris. From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt.
He knows he will be facing a difficult trial and much criticism from his neighbors, but he is resolved to do it nevertheless. Jem has to run into the yard and retrieve the tire. After this crash course in family history, we cut to a summer day in 1993 when the siblings meet a boy named Dill who came to visit his aunt Miss Haverford, a next door neighbor of the Finches. 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. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. One woman raised a ruckus that two white children are in their church.