The church is simple and very poor; however, the people are kind to Scout and Jem and, even though they have little, they rally to support Tom Robinson's wife. Chapter 15 -Heck Tate came to tell Atticus that Tom Robinson was being moved to the Maycomb jail and warns him that there might be trouble. Individuals are not judged on their own qualities, but rather upon stereotypes forced upon their entire clan. He impresses the Finch children with his dramatic recounting of the movie Dracula, which wins him their respect and friendship. Scout was wary of taking anything from Mr. Gilmer was the town prosecutor and he had one eye that looked slightly off. Atticus then steps in for his cross-examination of Bob Ewell and asks why no medical attention was sought.
He does not like the way Mr. To the reader me , Mr. Burris Ewell and his family manage to live outside the local and national laws because they are so poor and ignorant, belonging to the lowest circle of white Maycomb society. Gilmer, questions Heck Tate, who recounts how, on the night of November 21, Bob Ewell urged him to go to the Ewell house and told him that his daughter Mayella had been raped. However, Atticus is lenient, and calls Miss Rachel to inform her of the situation and ask if Dill can stay the night. When they reach the jail, the find that Atticus is sitting outside in a chair reading the newspaper.
Heck Tate is the first witness. She sees that Judge Taylor is presiding over the case, a judge who has a reputation for being rather informal in the courtroom. Their discussion about babies also suggests that Scout knows less about the facts of life than she claims in later chapters, and that it is possible that the meaning of rape is still unclear in her mind. Ewell said that he got in his car and drove with Bob Ewell back to his house. The most fascinating part of the yard, however, was the slop jars filled with red geraniums. In truth, Tom embarrasses Mayella by refusing her advances and Mayella embarrasses her father by making advances toward a black man.
Judge Taylor said that there was a request made that women and children leave the court house and that he would not honor the request. Clearly, more will soon be revealed. Gilmer's questioning and leaves the courtroom in tears. They are the same because they are both telling lies in court. Atticus never shows disapproval of either Mr.
The vast crowd camps in the town square to eat lunch. Ewell is so eager to get off the witness stand that he collides with Atticus. She is very distraught and cries in the witness stand, saying that she is afraid of Atticus. Cunningham, confronted with the shame of the group's plans and having been reminded of his own responsibility in them, decides to remove himself from the scene, and everyone else follows. Scout and Dill thanked Mr. Scout says that the Ewells house looked like a daycare for the mentally ill because toys were strewn in the yard and all the toys were broken and picked from the trash.
Atticus asks if this was the first time Tom Robinson has been invited into her house, and she jumps a little before she says that it was the first time. Radley, Boo's father, had only been seen on his daily trip to collect groceries from 11:30am-12pm, and the family worshipped together in their own home on Sundays. Atticus calls only one witness — Tom Robinson. Tom wanted to leave when Mayella asked him to come into the house to get something from the top of a large chiffarobe. Tate called a doctor to tend to the Ewell girl's injuries, and all three times Tate says no. Jem decides to go back and get his pants late that night.
Raymond was revealing all of these things to them. Scout overhears someone saying that Atticus was actually appointed as Tom Robinson's lawyer, and she wonders why Atticus hadn't told her this. Calpurnia explains that most people can't read anyway. Aunt Alexandra believes the Finch name to be a proud one, and she wants Jem and Scout to believe the same. Raymond offers Dill some of what he was drinking in a brown paper bag -Scout tells Dill not to drink it and Dill ignores her and finds out that it wasn't Alchohol and that it was just Coca Cola -Mr. Looking for a friendly face in the group, she recognizes Mr.
Perhaps the only exception is Miss Maudie, who doesn't want to see a man on trial for his life. Later that afternoon, Atticus leaves the house in his car, carrying an electrical extension cord with a light bulb at the end. They wait longer than they should, though, and that means that they do not have anywhere to sit. He says that this was around sunset. Atticus treats both the sheriff and Ewell with respect, and carefully asks questions that poke holes in the Ewells' claims.