Atticus asks Bob to write his name on a paper to see if he was left-handed. Mayella then kissed him according to Tom. Atticus then takes Scout and the other children home. Next, Tom Robinson is called to the stand. He is arrogant and unpleasant, and gets reprimanded by Judge Taylor. Several other people that Jem recognized went into town and Jem explained their short back stories to Dill. The reader is painfully aware that Tom Robinson's fate seems sealed before he ever even sets foot in the courtroom.
Of course, in a perfect world Jem's innocent belief would be accurate: evidence would be enough to save Tom. As Scout Faded in and out of sleep it finally hit her what really went on that night. What was Alexandra's reaction when Scout asked Atticus if she could go to Calpurnia's? Afterward, Jem, Scout, and Dill wait for most of the crowd to enter the courthouse so that they can slip in at the back and thus prevent Atticus from noticing them. He is an old man who has a strong reputation for having a very informal courtroom. Reverend Sykes nicely said that he would see what he could do. However, Scout doesn't feel sorry for her considering her unfriendly treatment that morning. Boo was eventually brought back to the Radley home.
The Ewells live a dirty and unrighteous life and no one really knows how many children there are. In this chapter a group of men go to take Tom to jail. We learn that Mayella and Ewell practice incest. The other man complained that the problem wasn't that Atticus was assigned to defend Tom Robinson, but that he planned to really defend Tom. Ewell if he can write, and if so, would he write his name for the court. We learned that in the life of everybody you need a feminine counselor. Raymond himself is also a bit of an outcast.
In the house, she claimed that he took advantage of her and raped her. The physical representation of this facet of childhood is represented in Jem's daring rush into the Radleys' yard, in which he enters a space that has been fundamentally condemned by the entire town. She also says that most of the rumors about him aren't true. Atticus said that he still was, and that sometimes people just had a blind spot for certain things. The journey of this one individual against the mores of the entire group, though performed here in fear and on a dare, symbolically speaks toward events that will follow when Atticus defends Tom Robinson in court and Scout breaks up the threatening mob of townspeople.
Nathan Radley fillingthe hole with cement. On the night in question, Bob Ewell says he was coming home from the woods when he heard screaming coming from the house. 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. All the other children in the class understand this: growing up in this setting teaches children that people can behave a certain way simply because of the family or group that they come from. Judge Taylor may seem laid back, but Scout knows that ''in reality he kept a firm grip on any proceedings. One of the men tells Atticus that he needs to make his children leave, and he obviously means this as a threat. He said that a doctor was not called despite the damage.
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. One does not love breathing. Her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, is 21 years old and new to the Maycomb County schools. Flick - and the house was still. Atticus tells him everything is fine now. When he reached the house, he looked in the window and saw Tom Robinson raping her.
Dill says goodbye to them, and Jem and Scout go to bed. Who refuses to go to the trial? Afterward, Jem, Scout, and Dill wait for most of the crowd to enter the courthouse so that they can slip in at the back and thus prevent Atticus from noticing them. Link Deas is expelled for blurting out that Tom has never been a trouble for 8 years. Sometimes these memories make himunhappy. She often looks up to Atticus, who always displays an upright, solidly moral response for his reactions to events.
Instead of playing with the boys, Scout often sits with their neighbor, the avid gardener Miss , watches the sun set on her front steps, or partakes of Miss Maudie's fine homemade cake. Gilmer treated Tom Robinson with such disrespect, while Atticus was polite to Mayella. Atticus told Scout that she would not and that they were to forgive and forget about the whole situation. Sheriff Tate went to the Ewell house and observed that Mayella was bruised. At the start of Chapter 12, Jem has turned twelve years old, and he continues to grow farther apart from Scout. When Scout goes to her room, she sees something under her bed. Calpurnia explains that most people can't read anyway.