They're still terrified, however, by the mystery of Boo. Scout agrees and Atticus reads to her and Jem from the papers. They did not go to church, Maycomb's principle recreation, but worshipped at home. The children comfort her and she reads them a story. A gunshot goes off as they try to escape.
The implication is that young people intrinsically expect certain human freedoms and have a natural sense for freedom and justice, which they only become aware of when the adults in society begin trying to take such freedoms away. In Chapter 5, though Atticus tries to encourage the children to leave Boo alone, their senses of sympathy have been summoned by thinking about Boo's solitude and his strict upbringing. Eventually, however, Atticus catches them and asks if their game has anything to do with the Radleys. They don't take help from anyone, and the reason why he doesn't have a lunch is because he can't afford one. She doesn't have a moment to tell her side of the story, and moments later they're on their way back home. Their neighbor Miss Maudie, is also a friend of the children. By introducing Miss Caroline, who is like a foreigner in the school, Lee also reveals Maycomb culture to the reader.
Radley says that he filled it because the tree was dying. Atticus tells Jem and Scout that patterns of history, family, identity, and temperament, both new and old, help make an individual. Everybody has to read it at least for school and write essays about it. Therefore, when Miss Caroline writes the alphabet on the board and Scout reads it through easily, then reads from her reader and from the local paper, Miss Caroline forbids Scout to let Atticus teach her to read anymore. They got caught and he had to leave them behind or risk getting shot.
He walks close to them, and after he passes, the children run for the gate near the schoolyard. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 6 Although Atticus had instructed the children to leave Boo Radley alone, Jem and Dill just couldn't let it go. After her first day, however, she's determined not to go back. 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. Atticus was shocked but most of the people bought it. Where a person comes from — his ancestry — is important, and like many small towns, Maycomb's citizens are suspicious of outsiders. She and Jem decide to take the opportunity to make a snowman and enjoy what little snow is on the ground.
Boo Radley lives up the street from Scout and Jem, and legend has it that he never comes out of his house. As construction paper and crayon Projects evolve day after day, she realizes she is just plain bored. Scout does, however, see a slight move of the window shutter, as if someone was peeking, but she is not sure that she is not imagining it. The house finally collapses and the firefighters rush to make sure that no other houses at threatened by the flames. When September rolls around and Dill leaves to go back home to Meridian, Scout realizes that she's starting her first year of school.
Summer comes at last, school ends, and Dill returns to Maycomb. Almost to the fence line that separated Radley property from the schoolyard, they heard a shotgun blast go off. Radley, and Scout plays Mrs. As Atticus explains, the town authorities bend the law for the Ewells because they'll never change their ways - for instance, Mr. Sometimes, it is in everyone's best interests to bend the law in special cases. For a punishment Atticus makes Jem go read to Mrs.
They polish it up over the summer into a little dramatic reenactment of all the gossip they've heard about Boo and his family, including a scene using Calpurnia's scissors as a prop. Radley's death, his older brother Nathan arrived to continue to watch over Boo and keep him inside and out of sight. Once in the garden, they make their way to the squeaky gate to the backyard. With the return of summer also comes Dill's return. Later Jem realizes that Boo Radley put the blanket over her and he tells the whole story about the knothole. The bad part is that they all have to spend Christmas day at Aunt Alexandra's house at Finch's Landing. To begin the day, Miss Caroline reads a saccharine children's story about cats, which leaves the children feeling restless.
This suggests that schools can only provide limited change in children's moral sensibility, or no change at all - families and communities are the true sculptors of children's sense of what is right and good, and what is not. They see a man's shadow. That evening, Atticus talks to Jack about the case and all of the problems that may arise because of it. They would sit and watch Mr. When he gets back, he doesn't say a word but lies in bed, trembling. Atticus tells Jem to get his pants from Dill and come home.
Ewell's children or Miss Maudie's flowers is more important than observing the strictest codes. After dinner Francis calls tells Scout that her father is a nigger lover. She investigates further and finds two pieces of chewing gum. The last night of the summer Jem and Dill hatch the biggest plot of them all reasoning that, if they get killed, they'll miss school instead of vacation. Miss Maudie explains that the Radleys are foot-washing Baptists - they believe all pleasure is a sin against God, and stay inside most of the time reading the Bible.