One time Boo Radley was cutting newspapers and when his father walk by he stabbed him in the legs, and resumed in cutting his newspaper like nothing happened. Atticus Finch: The single father of Scout and Jem who struggles… 588 Words 3 Pages Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird Jem and Scout change tremendously. During the same night, when Boo whispers to Scout to walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley. When Lula, a fellow church member tries to make Scout and Jem feel bad for attending church with Calpurnia, Zeebo welcomes them with open arms. Due to her family's living situation, Mayella has no opportunity for human contact or love. Dill says goodbye to them, and Jem and Scout go to bed.
This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee. In chapter 20 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mr. Then she tries to engage him on the topic of his entailment, which she heard her father mention once, but notices that everyone is staring at her. As a result of this when Dill comes to Maycomb and meets Jem and Scout, he feels comforted and contented to be with people who have time for him and who enjoy his company. He asks Mayella if she remembers being beaten in the face, and Mayella first says no, but then yes. The children stay a safe distance away so Atticus won't notice them.
Maycomb children believe he is a horrible person, due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager. Dill is worried that Miss Rachael will be furious. Underwood reveals himself in a nearby window with a gun, pointing out that he had them covered the whole time. She gets into trouble with Miss Caroline, her teacher, because she is expected to learn reading and writing her way. It is implied during the story that Boo is a very lonely man who attempts to reach out to Jem and Scout for love and friendship, such as leaving them small gifts and figures in a tree knothole.
In this story, Scout Finch tells the story of when her father, Atticus Finch, takes on the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man, in a rape case. Dill is an adventurous, humorous, and diverse character. Dill returns to and leaves Maycomb many times in the duration of the novel after that visit and their initial meeting. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. Jem's behavior in Chapter 14 seems to betray Dill, and demonstrates his progress into the adult sphere.
This doesn't make sense to her because she can read, which she thinks is good, but her teacher gets mad. They don't meet a whole lot of kids their age except at school for Jem, so when they talk to Dill they don't show a lot of tact by outright asking him about things like his father. He puts himself in peril three times: trying to peek in the Radleys' window, helping Scout and Dill get to safety, and returning to the Radley yard to retrieve his pants. Scout almost gets into a fight with Cecil over the trial of Tom Robinson. Horace Gilmer is a lawyer from Abbottsville, and is the prosecuting attorney in the Tom Robinson case. These people play an important part in Dill's return to Maycomb as they bring him back because Dill will not stop coming back until he has found out what he wants about all of these people. He owns and also publishes The Maycomb Tribune.
Moreover, Aunt Alexandra tries to make Atticus fire Calpurnia, but he refuses on the grounds that she's done an excellent job of running the house and raising the children, and the children love her. Aunt Alexandra begins trying to form Scout into a proper Southern girl, and meets with much opposition. Gilmer appeared to be racist in his harsh cross-examination of Tom Robinson, but it is hinted at that he is in fact going easy on Tom. Dill talks of his stepfather and mother as well off people who show him the sights of the urbanised area that they live in. As stated in chapter 4 Scout finds gum under a tree, said tree will play an important part in the story. Reynolds is the Maycomb doctor. Before the trial, Mayella is noted for growing red outside her otherwise dirty home in order to bring some beauty into her life.
Scout has a lot of respect for Atticus and did not want to disappoint him. Atticus asks where Mayella had been beaten, and Mr. This causes him to run away, which shows that Dill is a trouble-maker. With his high morals, Atticus will not lower himself to the violent measures used by others, even for his own self-defense. This could lead a reader to believe that Dill is an adventurous character.
Retrieved on July 11, 2008. She learned how to read from Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her how to read out of , a book given to her. The rigidity of behavior patterns that Aunt Alexandra and the rest of Maycomb believe in demonstrate that individuals from white families also are subject to a certain amount of discrimination on the basis of their family's social stature. It is strongly implied that she and Atticus have a more than platonic relationship. Later that afternoon, Atticus leaves the house in his car, carrying an electrical extension cord with a light bulb at the end. Cunningham, about inviting his son, Walter, over for dinner.
It is implied, and evidence suggests, that he was the one who abused his daughter Mayella, not Tom Robinson the African American man accused of doing so. It is typical for boys of that age to act that way. Jem is the older child and therefore matures much faster than Scout. Dolphus pretends he is an alcoholic so that the people of Maycomb will have an excuse for his behavior, but in fact he only drinks out of a paper bag to try to hide it. He doe … sn't like the racial discrimination in Maycomb either. Radley, but Jem insists on going.