Once you find your worksheet, click on pop-out icon or print icon to worksheet to print or download. What compromise does Atticus make with the narrator after hearing about this? Mayella told him she had saved her money and sent them all to buy ice cream. However, Miss Maudie seems to think that serving living things - whether human or floral - is an important part of serving God. Why does Jem decide to follow him? She investigates further and finds two pieces of chewing gum. Why is Lula upset that Calpurnia has brought Jem and Scout? Miss Maudie's description of Boo helps the children understand him as a victim of his upbringing.
But Scout is still quite immature and her attempts of making conversation with Mr. Dill begins to cry, and Scout takes him out of the courtroom. Jem is devestated because he knows that Tom was wrongfully accused. She thinks that he is or was good, but he is how he is now because of abuse. Because she believes that the town is slowely becoming more and more understanding about what is going on. In the trial conducted in the courtroom, Atticus loses.
Their search through the darkness, the many gates, the vegetables in the yard, and then Dill's glance through the dark window with curtains through which there is one small light are somewhat symbolic of the children's search through layers of ignorance and rumor to find the truth underneath it all. In this video, Professor Bradley Greenburg from Northeastern Illinois University provides and in depth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of Chapter 16 in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. She says that she called Tom Robinson inside the fence that evening and offered him a nickel to break up a dresser for her, and that once he got inside the house he grabbed her and took advantage of her. Jem is gone for a little while, but returns with the pants, trembling. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. The reader is spared much of Mr.
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. People in the town interact with each other and no one wants to stand up and go against majority. In the trial conducted in the mind of the reader, it is the white community, wallowing in prejudice and hatred, that loses. As they run, they hear a shotgun sound somewhere behind them. Both novels have a trouble-making child as their protagonist and narrator, and both novels chart the growth of those narrators as their adventurers force them to see the unfairness and brutality of their community and society, particularly in regard to the treatment of blacks.
They're still terrified, however, by the mystery of Boo. Another major theme in the novel that is introduced in this chapter is that of defining bravery. To learn more, visit our. He tells them to stop tormenting Boo, and lectures them about how Boo has a right to his privacy, and that they shouldn't go near the house unless they're invited. The Gray Ghost One in a series of pulp fiction novels written in 1926 by Robert Schulkers.
Raymond's history: he's from an old, respected family; he was engaged to a white woman, but she shot herself after the wedding rehearsal, perhaps because she found out about his African-American mistress; since then Mr. At the window, Scout and Jem hoist Dill up to peek in the window. In 1931, nine black teenage boys were accused of rape by two white girls. When he got inside, there was nothing wrong with the door, and he noticed that the other children were gone. Dolphus Raymond, the rich white man with the colored mistress and mulatto children. Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. Dill sees nothing, only curtains and a small faraway light.
In 1960 she published To Kill a Mockingbird, which became an immediate and immense success. Because she fell asleep and entered late. Underwood usually stays out of these matters and it is important that someone else is standing up for what is right. They polish it up over the summer into a little dramatic reenactment of all the gossip they've heard about Boo and his family, including a scene using Calpurnia's scissors as a prop. The youngest of four children born to Amasa Lee and Frances Finch Lee, Nelle Harper Lee earned a law degree from the University of Alabama in 1949 and spent a year at Oxford in England, but in 1950 moved to New York to focus on writing. The scene outside the courthouse, before the initiation of the trial, resembles a picnic spot.
The note will ask him to come out sometimes and tell them what he's doing inside, and that they won't hurt him and will buy him ice cream. Cunningham but fails to elicit any response. Tom says that Mayella sent the kids to get ice cream so she could have him alone and hug him around the waist and what not. The children's attempts to connect with Boo evoke, again, the sense that children will be able to see Boo with more decency and sincerity than the rest of the populace. Analysis This chapter sets the tone and basis for everything else that happens in the novel.