She ends up playing Mrs. In their opinion he just reads in the living room. Both Jem and Scout are upset by this. Scout seems to be anything but the typical, lady-like, domesticated girl that was expected from women during this time. Gradually, Jem and Scout seem to realize that nothing is at it seems. One of the first things they do is roll one another inside an old tire. I licked it and waited for a while.
Calpurnia is teaching the children to be white, just as she taught her own son, Zeebo, to interact appropriately with the African-American community. Do you think that this is her view as she tells the story or her view when she was younger? From her, the reader learns that Boo was a good child but she suggests that his overbearing father is what changed him over time. She chews both of them but, when she gets home, Jem is alarmed and tells her to spit it out. Keep in mind that Calpurnia's actions do not necessarily mean that she agrees with this separation; she is simply acting in a way that is consistent with life in the Southern United States during this time period. This is their attempt to lure him out. It continues in much the same fashion as her first day, with Scout finding herself continuingly frustrated with her teacher and a curriculum that doesn't challenge her.
They are talking about how Nathan Radley fired shots at someone who was on his property, someone he notes in particular as a black man. Several other items appear in the tree over the next few days, including more chewing gum, a spelling bee metal, and an old watch. Scout accompanies them, and they creep around the house, peering in through various windows. Heck Tate was very hesetant about shooting Tim Johnson because he confessed that he had a very bad shot aim. Atticus catches them at one point and, when asked, Jem tells Atticus the game has nothing to do with Boo Radley. She doesn't understand why the boys eventually pull away from her and exclude her from their activities. Atticus then tells him that if he does shoot birds with his gun that he can shoot as many blue jays as he wants but to remember not to kill mockingbirds.
Her feelings about plants are symbolic of the way some townspeople feel about others. Late that night, Jem sneaks out to the Radley Place, and retrieves his pants. Atticus tells Scout and Jem is that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they don't affect you negatively in any way. On the last day of school, she and Jem find some coins in the tree, which they decide to keep until the next school year starts. This suggests that they are on good terms with each other. Additional information is also revealed about the town of Maycomb in this section of the novel as wel. Curious, Scout reaches into the knothole and finds two pieces of chewing gum.
Although most of the lies are meant to keep people out of trouble, some of these untruths will have dire consequences for the town as a whole. Miss Maudie is one of the most open-minded residents of Maycomb, and true to her more liberal leanings, she even likes the weeds in her garden. Why don't you just knock the front door down? Additionally, the mending of Jem's pants and the gifts in the tree can be attributed to Boo, though the novel never explicitly mentions he is behind this. She chews both pieces and tells Jem about it. Tom Robinson can be seen as a mockingbird in the sense that it is a sin to kill him for doing no wrong and just being a kind man. When Scout insists that the boys include her in their plans, they tell her that they're going to deliver a note to Boo Radley asking him to come outside. What does the shooting of Tim Johnson reveal about Heck Tate and Atticus? When Atticus is asked to defend him, he finds that there was no way this could have happened.
Atticus is modest and prefers not to elaborate on the extent of his ability. However, this event is the catalyst for their next game. Jem and Dill start excluding Scout, who begins to spend more time with Miss Maudie Atkinson, a neighbor who grew up with Atticus. Suddenly, they see the shadow of a man with a hat on and flee, hearing a shotgun go off behind them. Note that the only adult the children don't refer to as Miss or Mrs.
Jem responds that they were just playing with matches. Boo Radley Game: They decide that they want to play this game where they make fun of Boo Radley and act out scenes with him, riducling him. Towards the beginning of the story both Scout and Jem feel that Atticus is feeble because his job is not physical. Radley is waiting outside with his gun so he can shoot at the next sound he hears. Also I agree when she says that he is not proud of it because hs kids had no clue that he was good with a gun.
When Scout excitedly tells Jem that they can tell all their friends about their father's legendary skill, Jem tells her not to say anything about it. In one alarming roll, Scout crashes into the Radley yard. These are rare coins no longer produced, and Jem and Scout decide to keep them. Granted, Calpurnia is more educated than the majority of her peers, but it still seems unusual that she doesn't want the children emulating that speech or those beliefs. Ironically, Atticus, who throughout the story upholds truth, is the person who dupes Jem into admitting the real purpose of the Boo Radley game.