They stopped at an oak tree, delighted, puzzled, apprehensive. Dill is fascinated by Boo and tries to convince the Finch children to help him lure this phantom of Maycomb outside. Dill has run away from home because his mother and new father did not pay enough attention to him. . Jem and Dill follow her, and Atticus orders Jem to go home.
Scout is all the more confused because her father is not like the authority figures she meets at school. This topsy-turvy educational outlook fails catastrophically to meet the needs of either student. As his trial is nearing, Tom Robinson is to be moved to the Maycomb jail, and concerns about the possibility of a lynch mob have arisen. At recess, Scout complains to Jem, but Jem says that Miss Caroline is just trying out a new method of teaching. Analysis There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. When they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things.
Later, she tries to convince Atticus to get rid of Calpurnia, saying that they no longer need her. Apparently this is a sore subject, so Jem tells his sibling to shut up. Scout is telling this story as an adult, though from the perspective of her six-year-old self, prompted by an argument she had with Jem when she was thirteen. She's a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an' haughty ways—we're mighty glad to have you all. Her mistakes are honest mistakes, and while there is evil all around her in the novel, it does not infect her, nor does injustice disillusion her, as it does Jem.
Miss Caroline makes the narrator stop, saying that first graders print, and cursive isn't taught until third grade. Even more astounding to Scout is the fact that Miss Caroline expects her to stop reading and writing at home now that she's in school. Chapters 2—3 Summary: Chapter 2 September arrives, and Dill leaves Maycomb to return to the town of Meridian. They meet a boy named Dill and they soon bond together. She calls Jem in and they discover Dill hiding there. Scout is different from other children. They live in Maycomb with their father, Atticus.
Atticus, he was real nice. For instance, Walter Cunningham, like his father, is polite, self-effacing, and unwilling to accept charity. All of the class already knows it. Meeting Scout's classmates paves the way for meeting their adult family members later in the book. Walter refuses to take the money because his family is too poor to pay it back. Jem deliberates for three days and then does it without consequence.
The reader also learns that the Ewells are an unsavory family. Summary Dill goes back to Mississippi for the school year, and Scout turns her attention to starting first grade — something she's been waiting for all her life. The men tell Atticus he has fifteen seconds to send his kids away. Not to their knowledge, anyway. At that moment, four cars drive into Maycomb and park near the jail.
This episode establishes that there are economic differences between families in Maycomb. You never really understand a person until you. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning. Somehow, it was hotter then. Although people suggested that Boo was crazy, old Mr.
In chapter two, Dill leaves and Scout prepares for school. Scout catches Walter on the playground, and starts to pummel him in retaliation for her embarrassment, but Jem stops her and then further surprises her by inviting Walter to have lunch with them. On Christmas, they all go to Finches Landing. He says he'll say hi to Walter, then tells the men to clear out. Their sister, Alexandra Finch, stayed to run the Landing.
Jem suggests that they not disturb Atticus and return home. However, she learns a great deal about people in and out of the classroom. The children introduced in these chapters are a microcosm of their families. Scout is despondent at the thought of not being able to read at home anymore, but reluctant to tell Atticus after the trouble she's been in all day. Summer, and he watched his children's heart break. Lee uses that explanation as foreshadowing — a literary device that alludes to something that will happen later in the story — of Mayella Ewell's reliance on special consideration for the accusations she brings against Tom Robinson. Scout considers her first day of school to be a dismal failure, and compared to what she was hoping for, it is.
Underwood talk for a while, and then Atticus takes the children home. Scout meets her teacher Miss Caroline and finds out she is not very good with children. He leaves the classroom, making enough vicious remarks to cause the teacher to cry. In her childish misunderstanding of what's going on, Scout reminds Mr. He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain't, but for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin' the Old Testament. Cunningham and asks him to say hi to Walter for her. Throughout the story, Atticus functions as a peacemaker.