Jem's maturity is a symbol of the loss of innocence, especially with the looming Robinson trial. Lee shows the juxtaposition between Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra by the fact that Alexandra won't let Calpurnia cook for her lady friends. This deep care for one another in the Finch household will show its true colors in chapter 15. However, she realizes that having too many people to care for her is better than having no one at all. Jem told Dill that he needed to let his mom know that he was there and that he thought his parents would have been worried sick. Scout explains further how the town had such a tight knit group of people because they had been around each other for generations and saying and Gossips had developed about each family.
Atticus told Dill that he had to tell Miss Rachel so that she could let his mom know he was ok and that he was going to ask Miss Rachel if it was ok if he spent the night. Atticus seemed to enjoy the story of her adventure of going to the black church but Aunt Alexandria was pissed. After this, they hear a voice nearby and Mr. Scout and Dill decided to forgive Jem mainly because Dill had to sleep in the same room as him. He sends a letter saying that he has a new father presumably, his mother has remarried and will stay with his family in Meridian. There, one of the missionary ladies, Mrs.
When Scout is talking to Dill about the adults always watching, she is alluding to the fact that Jem has become one of them. He then tries to make light of the whole situation to cheer the children up. Curious about the trial, Scout asks her father what rape is. Scout lied and said that she was happy to have her there when Atticus asked her. Jem was standing in the corner like the traitor he was. To make matters worse, the state legislature, of which Atticus is a member, is called into session, forcing Atticus to travel to the state capital every day for two weeks.
She questions his trust and misses the connection she had with him before. However, Jem and Scout lack the pride that Aunt Alexandra considers commensurate with being a Finch. Glossary Shadrach Bible one of the three captives who came out of the fiery furnace miraculously unharmed: Dan. Upon their return from church, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting on the porch for them. When he had said that, Scout had felt like the old Atticus was back. Dill sneaks into Scout's room later that night because he is still mad at Jem for telling Atticus of his arrival.
In this instance, the children are like mockingbirds — they're just there to please Calpurnia and worship. Atticus feeds Dill, but tells him that he needs to contact his Aunt Rachel. Aunt Alexandria explained that Jem and Scout were growing up and that she and Atticus thought it would be a good idea if she helped. Dill told Scout that he wanted to sleep next to her. The members of First Purchase Church-an all black church-are generally very inviting to Scout and Jem. Instead, she simply answers their questions, and lets them figure out the rest.
The conversation leads to Scout telling Atticus that their black maid, Calpurnia, took them to her church a few weeks before and has invited them again. When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper. Aunt Alexandra would be quick to say that the finest black woman can't ever be a proper role model for a white child. Scout Justifies this lie saying that sometimes you must lie when there is nothing you can do about a situation. Calpurnia, who is minding the children, takes Jem and Scout to her church one day.
He makes a valiant attempt but succeeds only in making Scout cry. Tension in Maycomb will only continue to grow as the trial date approaches. Atticus nicely told Dill to take a bath. The only time Scout saw Aunt Alexandria was at meal times. Jem tells Scout not to worry about it and to stop pestering Aunt Alexandra. The children begin to leave but, just then, a group of cars shows up. He refers to himself as an adult, tells Scout that he will spank her, and tells Atticus that Dill has run away.
Of course, Scout considers Calpurnia to be a sufficient feminine influence. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him. In their childish innocence, Jem and Scout are surprised to find that only four people in Calpurnia's church can read. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. With Aunt Alexandra's impeding influence, Jem is beginning to think that Scout needs to act more like a girl. Jem insists on following his father to the jail, no doubt because he understands just what is going on and is concerned for his father's safety. Jem went to the Kitchen and got a broom.
With the door closed, Jem tells Scout that she needs to watch what she says to Aunt Alexandra. Atticus goes to the jail with the intention of preventing a lynch mob from getting to Tom Robinson. Her character serves as the bridge between two worlds, and the reader develops a sense of her double life, which is split between the Finch household and the black community. Scout explains the history of how the town came to be and that the town was somewhat isolated from growth because it was so far away from the river so they were forced to marry their cousins. As he had talked, he had realized the ludicrous request Alexandra had made on him and his children and told them to ignore what he'd said. This experience will give the children more compassion toward Tom's treatment from a white jury.