Gilmore that the reason he helped Mayella is because he felt sorry for her. A Time to Kill is John Grisham's first novel. Jake is not written in an overly fictional way like, for example, Nicholas Easter of the Runaway Jury, or Mark Sway of The Client. Chapter 15 It is decided a week later that Dill will stay in Maycomb with his Aunt Rachel, who happens to be the Finch's neighbor. The place: Maycomb, Alabama, finalist for Most Boring Town in America.
Uncle Jack got mad at her for doing that, and the next day, she explained to him what really happened. This is a mindset heavily engrained in the culture of this town, and an issue the novel will struggle with. She's finally able to tell her story to Uncle Jack later that night, and he apologizes for jumping all over her when he should've been punishing Francis. As Scout navigates through the social hour she's lost on how ladies can look so pretty and delicate, and yet trap each other with conversation, revealing an aggressiveness you can't really see except when they talk to each other. After her first day of school, Scout reflects on her experiences with her father, who realizes something is wrong. With the return of summer also comes Dill's return.
Can Hailey get a fair trial by a jury of his peers when his peers are almost exclusively white, and how do god-fearing, upstanding white citizens behave when the clear moral issue is clouded by racial bias? As a whole and on many levels, the novel will deal with social class and education. The town legend about Boo also shows a glimpse of Maycomb life, where everyone knows each other's business and history and gossips about it as entertainment. Scout talks about the history of Aunt Alexandra and the way she looks and thinks of things. Carl Lee Hailey, Tonya's father, quickly makes it clear to Jake that the two men who raped his daughter will be killed. They soon see a shadow and make a run for it.
She and her older brother, Jem, live with their father, Atticus, the local lawyer, and their cook, Calpurnia, close to downtown Maycomb. On the first day of school, Scout is hit with a ruler on her knuckles by the teacher after explaining why a boy would not take money from the teacher. As far as the plot is concerned, it shows the ups and downs that Jake Brigance will go through in one of his first notable trials. Atticus tells her that she has to go to school because it's the law, but he promises to keep reading to her. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and takes justice into his own outraged hands. When she comments on it, Calpurnia, the housekeeper, pulls her into the kitchen and scolds her for her behavior. As testimony ends, Jake's house is burned to the ground as he sleeps safely at Lucien's.
He also accidentally hits one of the security guards. Helen Robinson, Tom's wife, starts working for Mr. In one alarming roll, Scout crashes into the Radley yard. He tells Dill that people can be very cruel sometimes and that it makes him sick too. Disbarred, Wilbanks has given his entire practice to Jake, a liberal who represents poor, blue-collar workers.
Scout is awakened in the middle of the night by Atticus, who tells her Miss Maudie's house next door is on fire and they have to get out. However, Atticus is angry about this, and insists that Jem, Dill, and Scout stop their games about and obsession with Boo Radley. The only time they ever see him is the night he saves their lives from Bob Ewell. Chapter 17 It is the start of the trial and Mr. . He kills the two rednecks with an M-16 Automatic. As with the previous summer, they three children act out scenes from their favorite stories.
This is all accomplished within the first one hundred pages. Miss Maudie informs them that Mr. And he does it without sacrificing the delicate story. As she grows up in Maycomb, she begins to understand why her father tries so hard to do the right thing. They plan to sneak over to the Radley home and peek inside. Atticus passes it off as an empty threat, and does his best to assuage the fears of Jem and Scout, who are very worried for him. The Klan responds by burning a cross in Jake's front yard.
Chapter 10 The neighborhood excitement starts up again in February when Tim Johnson, a mangy dog owned by a man on the other side of town, is discovered walking up the street with rabies. Dill is a crucial character in the story because he is both an insider and an outsider. Aunt Alexandra- Aunt Alexandra is Atticus's sister who comes to live with the Finches when the trial starts. Jem bought Scout a baton, and once in front of Mrs. Miss Stephanie adds that Mr. The defense's expert witness, a depraved, semi-retired psychiatrist, is discredited on the stand, rendering the insanity plea virtually hopeless.
He himself is a victim. She almost falls over when they deduce it was Boo Radley that brought the blanket out to her in the night, and she never even knew. At the end of the chapter, Mrs. Dill quickly becomes friends with Jem and Scout, and is shown to be a talkative and intelligent boy. Calpurnia- Cal is the Finch's cook, nanny, and is a mother-figure to Scout and Jem. Novels that deal with the formation of a maturing character are called bildungsroman or coming-of-age stories. Scout pleads with him not to go, but he does it anyway.