This same sequence of events happens every time Scout and Jem go to Mrs. Scout and Atticus discuss the necessity of keeping one's head even when times get hard. The narration style adopts two perspectives; one that of the young girl growing up in hardship and problematic era and that of a grown-up woman reflecting on her childhood memories. Scout tries to stop him, but Jem heads off anyway. Ironically, Miss Maudie is happy to be forced to have a smaller house because she wants a bigger garden. Despite having lost her house, Miss Maudie is cheerful the next day. However, it is also clear that Atticus is a much more objective individual and is someone who does not buy into this racism.
Aunt Alexandra hurts Scout's feeling and makes her sit at the little table in the dining room at dinner instead of the grown-up table, where Jem and are sitting. However, Atticus is angry about this, and insists that Jem, Dill, and Scout stop their games about and obsession with Boo Radley. Then he calls out Scout's name and tells her to go to bed. The judgment theme is depicted in the circumstances that befell Tom Robinson, a poor African-American field attendant who is accused and put on trial for rape. Atticus tells Scout and Jem they can shoot their air guns at tins cans and bluebirds, but that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. She says Boo was always polite as a boy, and that Boo's father was a Baptist so religious he thought all pleasure was a sin. However, she had been standing in front of the Radley house.
The children don't know if the knothole is someone's hiding place or if the pennies are a gift, but decide to take them and keep them safely at the bottom of Jem's trunk. Miss Maudie stays outside a great deal, as does the sheriff, Heck Tate, and both prove to be on the side of all that is good. Miss Maudie also believes in the importance of pleasure and the enjoyment of life. Dubose snaps at him when he pronounces any word incorrectly. Dubose wants him to read out loud to her every afternoon for a full month.
Because he so rarely expresses his rage in verbal or physical fights, he often ends up bottling his feelings up. They leave it there for a few days, but no one takes it, so they claim it for their own. Atticus clearly encouraged Scout to be her own kind of girl, both directly and through his personal approach to his own life. In front of the Radley yard, they shiver and hope that the flames won't come too near their own house. When Jem came in from the porch, Scout could tell he'd been crying. Though her entire house is razed to the ground Miss Maudie is still not disturbed and has recovered her sharp sense of humor.
His self-imposed punishment to his son includes a total abstinence from any kind of normal and healthy relationships, which includes friendships with such children. . Unsurprisingly, Scout is as unhappy in second grade as she was in first, but Jem promises her that school gets better the farther along one goes. Scout wants to brag to everyone about this, but Jem tells her to keep quiet because Atticus probably wouldn't want this. Style The dominant element of style the author applies in To Kill a Mockingbird is storytelling. Everybody has to read it at least for school and write essays about it.
Analysis: Chapters 7—8 Originally portrayed as a freak and a lunatic, Boo Radley continues to gain the sympathy of the children in these chapters. Her voice and viewpoint offer a glimpse of local events and personalities through the lens of childhood, which may not always grasp the entire story. When they come home from school that day, they find another present hidden in the knothole: a ball of gray twine. The children's attempt to trace the main incident in the novel Jem's broken arm back to its roots, leads them to wonder whether it all began when Dill first arrived in Maycomb and became their friend, or whether the real origins lie deeper in their ancestral history and the chance events that brought the Finch family to Maycomb. The three engage in summertime play activities of improving the Finch tree and acting out the plots of several of their favorite books. After dinner, Francis and Scout are outside in the backyard.
One does not love breathing. Radley, who generally does not interact with his neighbors, comes out to help fight the flames. Jem goes back to the fence that night to retrieve his pants. Scout muses over the fact that her father often seems older than other fathers. When they arrive home, there are several adults gathered at their house including Miss Maudie, Atticus, and Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip. He's much older than the parents of her peers, which makes it difficult for him to take part in such activities. Dill thinks Boo Radley died and Jem says they stuffed his body up the chimney.
The experience of being temporarily restricted from the space of the church also forces the Finch children to momentarily experience the same kind of racial discrimination that is a terrible daily reality for the black community. Scout explains that neither she nor Jem left the Radley yard and that they don't know where the blanket came from. Lula's defensive attitude toward allowing the Finch children into the church demonstrates that although the black community is by and large welcoming, there are always people, black or white, who are less generous or unfair, which relates to Atticus's courtroom speech where he explains that there are honest and dishonest people everywhere, regardless of race. Atticus catches them at one point and, when asked, Jem tells Atticus the game has nothing to do with Boo Radley. Radley expires, but this causes no ripples. This foreshadows the town's treatment of later in the book - they will find him guilty despite rational evidence to the contrary. One afternoon Jem confessed the secret he'd been mulling over since the night he went back to the to retrieve his.