She is a rebellious girl who has tomboy tendencies. Scout gets just enough of a glimpse out of her costume to see a stranger carrying Jem back to their house. Lesson Summary In chapter 9, we learn trouble is brewing in Maycomb because Atticus will defend Tom Robinson. The novel was intended to be the first in a trilogy with a smaller novel in between the two. Uncle Jack was embarrassed by the question and chose to ignore it and to tell a funny story instead. The Judge, John Taylor, was kind enough to post pone the trial till summer so Atticus could figure things out.
She also has to put up with the prim and proper Alexandra, who insists that Scout dress like a lady instead of wearing pants. After a few minutes of waiting, Aunt Alexandria came out and asked them what was going on. Dubose had given her maid for Jem; in it lies a single white camellia. Get the latest updates: Facebook: Twitter:. Atticus asked if he explained it to her and Jack said no. His point foreshadows the difficulties the Finch's will face during the trial.
Summary: Chapter 11 On the way to the business district in Maycomb is the house of Mrs. Conclusion To Kill a Mockingbird was introduced in the classroom as early as 1963. Although Atticus does not reveal the details of the case, we can conclude that the Ewell family has accused Tom Robinson of committing a crime. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9 Summary By Harper Lee At the beginning of this chapter Scout was holding her fist clenched ready to beat some kid up. Scout snapped and grabbed Francis around the neck and cussed at him and told him to take it back. After he was done talking to Uncle Jack about how Scout should be strong Atticus yelled up the stairs for Scout to go to bed. Scout agrees with this decision and explains her understanding to her father.
Uncle Jack was pissed and said that he was going to go over there that night and whip Francis. Scout was shocked and asked if all lawyers defend black people. 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. Although he wants to tell Aunt Alexandra what really happened, Scout makes him promise not to tell because she does not want Atticus to be upset that she was fighting. Atticus had asked Jack to buy it for him.
Scout really can't see outside of her costume, but she hears Jem being pushed away, and she feels powerful arms squeezing her costume's chicken wire against her skin. Scout and Jem almost instinctively understand the complexities and machinations of their neighborhood and town. The storyline is based in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama in the 1930s where Scout lives with her elder brother Jem, and her father, Atticus, who is widowed. Boo sees Jem one more time and then asks Scout to take him home, but rather than escort him home as though he were a child, she has Boo escort her to his house as a gentleman would. Scout asked Uncle Jack to drop it.
They travel, as they do every year, to Finch's Landing, the home of Aunt Alexandra, Uncle Jimmy, and Francis for Christmas dinner. During the novel's last summer, Tom is tried and convicted even though Atticus proves that Tom could not have possibly committed the crime of which he is accused. To Kill a Mockingbird is primarily a novel about growing up under extraordinary circumstances in the 1930s in the Southern United States. Tom Robinson: The accused but seemingly innocent rapist who is shot dead trying to escape prison. A Fight at Family Christmas A few weeks later, Christmas arrives, and with the holiday we meet other members of Scout's family - especially Uncle Jack, Aunt Alexandra, and Francis. Characters The following figures are some of the characters in the novel and are discussed as the main characters in this To Kill a Mockingbird book summary: Jean Louise Finch Scout : the protagonist and narrator of the novel.
Though the townspeople do not seem to think highly of the Ewell's, they will win the case because Tom is black. Scout generally gets along well with Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him a habit that she has recently picked up. Early in the story, the children mimic and mock Radley, but they, later on, come to experience his goodness. Scout ran to Atticus for comfort and Atticus said it was high time she went home. Casting Judgment Judgment is a major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Scout informs us that he is one of the only doctors who never scared her. Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and their father Atticus in the fictitious town of Maycomb, Alabama. Genre The novel To Kill a Mockingbird has been classified as both a Southern Gothic Bildungsroman. With Boo safely home, Scout returns to Jem's room where Atticus is waiting. In this video, Professor Bradley Greenburg from Northeastern Illinois University provides and in depth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of Chapter 9 in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The chapter ends with Atticus surprising the eavesdropping Scout by telling her to go to bed. Francis tells Alexandra and Uncle Jack that Scout hit him, and Uncle Jack spanks her without hearing her side of the story. Scout explained that when Atticus settles an argument between she and Jem he asks for both sides of the story. Atticus said that he was worried that Scout would beat somebody up over this and that Jem would be able to take the pressure. Uncle Jack tried to justify whipping her and said that she had it coming. She was tempted every year to ask Alexandria if she could join them on the big table and even asked Atticus to use his influence to get her to the big table but he said that when you are a guest you sit wherever the host tells you to sit. Scout said this reminded her of their relative Cousin Ike who would come around once a year who would always talk about the civil war and how they should still spiritually fight the war.
The next day was Christmas and Jem and Scout opened the two packages that Uncle Jack had brought. Scout makes him promise not to tell Atticus, however, because Atticus had asked her not to fight anyone over what is said about him. After dinner they all just sat around in a daze completely full. She tries to make sense of a world that demands that she act like a lady, a brother who criticizes her for acting like a girl, and a father who accepts her just as she is. Jem takes a baton from Scout and destroys all of Mrs. The only neighbor who puzzles them is the mysterious Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside. The sheriff arrives at the Finch house to announce that Bob Ewell has been found dead under the tree where the children were attacked, having fallen on his own knife.