Alexandra quickly becomes quite popular in Maycomb, thriving in its social life, especially among the women. To her surprise, it's Dill. They are shocked with her positive attitude about the fire. That is why the children lie and say that they were playing strip poker. Of course, Atticus will hear none of it.
Jem and Scout are forced to once again alter their definition of bravery in these chapters, as well. They just make beautiful music for the world, so nothing good would come of killing a mockingbird. After supper, Jack has Scout sit on his lap and he warns her not to curse in his presence. Dolphus Raymond gives Dill Coca-Cola to drink, and Dill feels better. Dubose's final gift to him seems strong, readers should understand that Jem is actually grappling with his conscience.
This brings the day to an abrupt end. Atticus, who has not even reached his fiftieth birthday, seems old to Scout, much older than her classmates' dads, and too old to do anything interesting like play tackle football. Scout depicts her world as a place of absolutes. After dinner Francis calls tells Scout that her father is a nigger lover. The children rush home to inform Calpurnia.
Aunt Alexandra is outraged that Scout is still in breeches and not in a dress. Chapter 3 -Jem invites Walter to eat lunch at his house with Scout. Heck aims for the dog, but realizes that he might miss. Calpurnia then asks Miss Eula May, the town operator, to notify everyone with a phone on their street. In fact, Atticus does a lot of nothing all day every day. He tells Atticus that he should take the shot, to the surprise of the children.
More significant still is that as Tim approaches the neighborhood, even the mockingbirds become still. Uncle Jack broke up the fight between Scout and Francis. She leaves Jem a single white camellia flower. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. Atticus was much older; he was 50 years old. She also has to put up with the prim and proper Alexandra, who insists that Scout dress like a lady instead of wearing pants. Jem opened the door to let Atticus and the sheriff in but Atticus told him to keep it closed.
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. Throughout the story, Dill acts as an observant conscience for the town. Cannas any of a genus Canna broad-leaved tropical plants, often grown for ornament because of the striking foliage and brilliant flowers. Dubose, a mean, elderly woman confined to a wheelchair, makes a particularly stinging remark, Jem retaliates by destroying some of her flowers. Atticus came home and saw Scout. Dubose's strange fits, but over the month the sessions get longer and the fits slowly disappear. In this town, the rules of society are clearly set.
She fails to recognize that issues of race are at play. Calpurnia explains that most people can't read anyway. Atticus, the Boring Old Man? Chapter 11 -Jem and Scout were walking past Mrs. It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird Here we have the title of Harper Lee's novel, but what does it mean? The town gathers to help move out furniture and personal belongings. Chapter Six The boys do their best to obey Atticus' orders, but on Dill's last summer day in Maycomb they decide that they will sneak over to the Radley house and look through a shutter that is loose. The fact that she doesn't question these rules is not a character flaw on her part. When he gave Jem and Scout the air rifles they wanted for Christmas he didn't teach them how to shoot, instead only telling them not to shoot at mockingbirds, since it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Scout goes on to complain to Miss Maudie about her father and her belief that he can't do anything. The dog stopped in front of the Radley house, and Heck was afraid that if he shot and missed, the bullet would go into the house and the dog would attack. Although Scout has been good about fighting, Scout attacks him and demands he take it back. Of course, Atticus hears what happened and he makes Jem apologize to Mrs. When Scout and Jem are getting ready for target practice, Atticus tells them that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, since all it does is make sweet music. Chapter 18 -Mayella Ewell testifies by saying that she told Tom Robinson to come inside to fix up a dresser, and then he raped her. Style The dominant element of style the author applies in To Kill a Mockingbird is storytelling.