It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. Merriweather is distracted by a conversation going on next to her. When Scout explains that Walter can't pay back the lunch money Miss Caroline offered, the teacher taps Scout's hand with a ruler and makes her stand in the corner of the room. Tom Robinson was at a work prison seventy miles from home where his family was not allowed to visit him, but there was an appeal in the works. I don't know, but they did it.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. They invent a new game about Boo Radley. He mentions, however, than one man on the jury for the case- a Cunningham- was actually the reason it took so long for the jury to reach a verdict. In part, it seems that he is telling Dill this because he knows the children can sympathize with him; after all, Dill has just been crying over the injustices he has seen in the courtroom. Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. There is no one clear way to worship God, but the chapter suggests that reading the Bible inside all day may be an application of God's law which, like the hunting law when applied to the Ewell's, becomes self-defeating if applied too severely. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time it's because he wants to stay inside.
However, he also seems to be an example of someone else who has lost his innocence through the hatred of the world; he is a good man with undiscriminating views, and yet he speaks quite cynically of their town. Atticus teaches Scout about compromise: if she goes to school, Atticus will let her keep reading with him at home. This case, Tom Robinson's case, is something that goes to the essence of a man's conscience-Scout, I couldn't go to church and worship God if I didn't try to help that man. I went and got my daddy to come out and thank you. There he tells her, Scout, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie that Tom Robinson attempted to escape and was shot seventeen times. If I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent my county in legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again. One boy, , has no pail and refuses to accept Miss Caroline's loan of a quarter to buy something with.
Atticus does not seem surprised by the trial's outcome, though he continues to optimistically believe in the good of people. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. Dill sees nothing, only curtains and a small faraway light.
She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl. Ewell call him names and curse at him. Though Scout is young and impressionable, she becomes a spokesperson for her entire class, interacting with the adult teacher comfortably; this shows that though a child, she is more grown-up than some of her peers. By searching for the man who has been made into a monster by society, they bring back his basic common humanity and unite him with everyone else in spite of his unusual personality. From Meridian, Mississippi, Dill will be spending the summer at the nearby house of Miss Rachel Haverford, his aunt. The hours pass by and, eventually, the jury files back in. Let him get a little older, and he won't get sick and cry.
One does not love breathing. Maybe things'll strike him as being - not quite right, say, but he won't cry, not when he gets a few years in him. 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. The subject then turns to jury trials and to how all twelve men could have convicted Tom. Merriweather talks about how distressing it is when the colored help is cranky about something, and how it's important to remind them that Jesus was never cranky about anything so they should strive to do the same.
Raymond has been drinking something out of a paper sack, and he offers some to Dill. Raymond, he seems optimistic about Maycomb, encouraging them to use their good judgment and see past skin color. I will just refer you to some famous quotes in the book. Miss Maudie is one of the only women whom Scout respects and is friendly with. Atticus asks her to understand the situation from Miss Caroline's point of view - Miss Caroline can't be expected to know what to do with her students when she doesn't know anything about them yet.
It was at least a step in the right direction. Atticus tries to calm them and explain that Bob Ewell was just letting off steam. This entire section again continues to comment on human nature. Jem has to run into the yard and retrieve the tire. Chapter 4 School continues; the year goes by. The conversation turned to the kind of people who sit on juries, and Atticus pointed out that the reason the deliberation for Tom's sentence took so long was because one man had to be worn down from his stance on acquittal. The three engage in summertime play activities of improving the Finch tree and acting out the plots of several of their favorite books.