The kids finish there second summer with Dill. Alex is shocked to hear that the children were in a black church. Dubose was a morphine addict. It was then that Scout noticed that they'd been staying a little bit longer every day. Jem and Dill follow her, and Atticus orders Jem to go home.
Harper Lee uses such language to point out this racism and give an accurate portrayal of sentiments in the South, though she certainly does not condone such language or such a mentality. She handed out her usual verbal abuse for a while, but then she seemed to go off into her own little world, and her mouth worked and her head moved as if she was having some sort of fit. Atticus insisted that he read for one more week. When he returns he announces that she has passed away. Later, Scout overhears her father talking to Uncle Jack about the case.
The next day, they are horrified to discover that someone has filled their hole up with cement. The defendants, who were nearly lynched before being brought to court, were not provided with the services of a lawyer until the first day of trial. When Atticus returns he explains that Aunt Alexandra is here to teach the children, Scout in particular, something about breeding and refinement. Scout knew she had gotten her father back! The next day they find the knothole filled with cement. In Chapter 8, Maycomb receives some unexpected snowfall.
Jem, however, refuses to leave. Novels that deal with the formation of a maturing character are called bildungsroman or coming-of-age stories. Atticus tells him one can't hold a sick old lady responsible for what she says. While she was an addict for much of her life, she died free of that addiction. Atticus has warned Jem to be nice to her anyway because of her age and because she is very sick.
Atticus knows that if he is false in his work as a lawyer, than he cannot be true to his family or friends. Though exposed to decades of white racist hatred and discrimination, the entire congregation except Lula gives the Finch children a warm welcome. Atticus breaks up the fight and sends them off to bed. Some ladies in the neighborhood have coffee and cake with her. Atticus then told Scout that while Aunt Alexandria was living in the house she was to obey her rules too.
However, Tom, Scout, and Jem, could also be considered mockingbirds as well. Scout said that after a little bit it felt like Aunt Alexandria had always lived with them. In the meantime, Atticus had left the kids for two weeks, and since it was a Sunday and the kids had nothing better to do, Calpurnia invited the kids to come with her to church. On a Saturday, Jem was already annoyed by Scout, but he let her come. Scout Justifies this lie saying that sometimes you must lie when there is nothing you can do about a situation. During Christmas time Atticus's brother Jack comes to visit. When he stands back up, he tells the men to clear out.
Thus, just like the fire, the dog creates a unifying affect over the neighborhood - no one is immune to it, and everyone must take cover together. The method of narration applied allows the author to fuse the simplicity of childhood observations with the adulthood situations intricate with veiled motivations and unquestioned custom. Aunt Alexandra- Atticus' sister, a strong-willed woman with a fierce devotion to her family Mr. Which Scout talked abot in the first chapter. Chapter 16 -Everybody is gathering around for the trial. Scout begins to look forward to Dill's return that summer; however, she is disappointed when she receives a letter from him saying that his mother has remarried and he will be staying with his family in Meridian that summer instead. Dubose made a comment that hit home.
In chapter two, Dill leaves and Scout prepares for school. Back at home, Scout runs to her room to be alone. In addition, Atticus wears glasses because he's nearly blind in one eye. Jem broke the child code and went and got Atticus. Dubose wants him to come over every day except Sunday to read to her. Again, they aren't sure if it is a gift for them or not, so they leave it for a few days. There's no point in apologizing unless it's sincere.
The church is simple and very poor; however, the people are kind to Scout and Jem and, even though they have little, they rally to support Tom Robinson's wife. Atticus and the children go Finch's Landing, a large house with a special staircase leading to the rooms of Simon Finch's four daughters that once allowed Finch to keep track of their comings and goings. Aunt Alexandria was one of those people who is extremely uptight and any moral out there she would adhere to. Jem thinks that Boo put it on her. After several weekends, they are free of reading to her. Walter Cunningham forgets his lunch and Scout offers him some money for food and says he can pay her back later but Walter does not take the quarter. Aunt Alexandra wasn't pleased to find out and tells Scout she can't visit Calpurnia.
While at church the congregation collects money for Helen, Tom Robinson wife. Scout will not accept insults about her father and fights Cecil. This is obviously where the title of the novel comes from, and it is a metaphor for never harming a person or thing that is innocent. Dubose's house, she began with her barrage of insults and barbs, and Jem warned Scout to just ignore her like Atticus said, but then Mrs. As punishment, Jem must read to Mrs.