Bob Ewell lies and accuses Robinson of harming his daughter, Mayella. They decide to begin by telling a bit of the historyof the Finch family and why they ended up settling in thisparticular area. Atticus cross-examines the witness, who admits that no doctor was summoned, and tells Atticus that Mayella's bruises were concentrated on the right side of her face. Ewell and said that he was a small man with no chin and that he looked kind of creepy. Ewell why no doctor was called it was too expensive and there was no need , and then has the witness write his name. The children recall their fascination with Boo.
Heck Tate, the sheriff, was testifying and Scout saw some people who looked like they were from the Ewell family. Scout and Dill get into an argument as to whether all the stories Dill has told about his father are true. When Mr Ewell named Robert E. This deep care for one another in the Finch household will show its true colors in chapter 15. However, because they wait too long, they succeed in getting seats only when Reverend Sykes lets them sit in the balcony where black people are required to sit in order to watch the trial. A hefty portion of the story focuses on prejudice and the relationships between African Americans and whites in the Southern United States in general, and Maycomb, specifically. Scout didn't want him to go because she worried that he'd get shot and in comparison a whipping seemed like no big deal, but Jem refused to listen.
Ewell said he would and began writing his name out. After she has recounted her story, Atticus paints a picture of her to the jury as a hapless, exploited member of the Ewell clan, often beaten by her drunken father. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1. Ewell crudely said that he was coming home that night from gathering sticks for a fire and he heard Mayella screaming. They scrambled through the fence, but Jem caught his on the barbed wire and had to wiggle out of them and head for home. Jem reminds Dill that his parents are probably looking for him and that he should contact them to let them know he is okay. Another summer, but no Dill — his mother has re-married.
Tate realized something as he repeated that it was the right side. Like Miss Maudie, she will create her own definition of womanhood. Atticus inquired further and asked Mr. Ewell actually saw if Tom was having sex with Mayella. He tells her, 'Scout, try not to antagonize Aunty, hear? He goes homicidal and tries to kill the Finch children Jem and Scout but is rescued by Boo Radley.
I think Atticus did hold a mirror to this kind of hate which, hopefully, might lead to positive change. Inside the courthouse, the room was packed, so took the children upstairs with him and they watched the trial from the colored section of the court. Heck Tate was getting questioned by a man named Mr. The importance of respect is further delineated when Atticus tells the children that having a Cunningham on the jury actually helped his case, mainly because Scout earned Walter Cunningham's respect at the jail. And, Atticus changes Jem's definition of bravery, equating it with integrity, by his reaction to being spat on and threatened by Bob Ewell. When they got to their house they saw a small crowd gathered in front of the Radley house, and they went over so as not to look suspicious.
Can't you take up sewin' or somethin'? Why does Reverend Skyes shut the doors and make everybody stay at church? When Tate got there, he found Mayella bruised and beaten, and she told him that Tom Robinson had raped her. Chapter Twenty Three Rape is a capital offence in Alabama. She overhears Atticus discussing the Tom Robinson case. In the trial, everyone s … peaks their words. Once in her room, Scout begins walking in the dark to turn on the light. Although apparently bluejays are okay. After a moment Miss Stephanie noticed that Jem wasn't wearing pants.
Scout hears Dill ringing the bell and turns around, expecting to see a slavering Boo Radley; instead, she sees Atticus, who is not pleased. Luckily, Uncle Jack steps up. Overhearing this, Aunt Alexandra has a fit and tells the children they are not to return. 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. Bob Ewell, the jury sees, is left-handed-and a left-handed man would be more likely to leave bruises on the right side of a girl's face.
Chapter Nine Tom Robinson is mentioned for the first time. Ewell suddenly got angry because he was confused and felt like Atticus was tricking him. Tate which eye it was and Mr. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 When they returned home, Scout started crying when she went to bed because the full weight of what happened that night hit her and she was scared. Calpurnia scolds the children all the way home, but Atticus says that they can return to hear the jury's verdict.