What happened in Chapter 12 To Kill a Mockingbird?
Summary: Chapter 12 By this time, Jem has reached the age of twelve, and he begins to demand that Scout stop pestering him and act more like a girl. Scout becomes upset and looks forward desperately to Dill’s arrival in the summer. To Scout’s disappointment, however, Dill does not come to Maycomb this year.
How does scout view Calpurnia in Chapters 12 14?
What does Scout learn about Calpurnia? Scout learns that Cal leads a double life. She talks and acts like her black friends when she is with them, and she talks and acts like Scout’s family when she is with them. Scout thinks this is interesting and asks to visit Cal at her home one day.
What is the summary of Chapter 13 in To Kill a Mockingbird?
Chapter 13Scout asks Aunt Alexandra if she’s come for a visit, and aunty says that she and Atticus have decided that it’s best if she stays with them for a while, as Scout needs some “feminine influence” (13.10).Scout does not agree with this, but keeps quiet about it.
How is Jem different in Chapter 12?
How does Jem change? Jem is growing up. He is trying to make sense of the things that he sees happening and tries to be like Atticus. He wants to put behind his childish games and activities.
How does JEM show he is growing up in Chapter 14?
In chapter 14, Jem identifies himself as an adult during a conversation with Scout shortly after she gets into an argument with Aunt Alexandra. Jem takes Scout into his room and tells her to stop antagonizing her aunt. Scout can no longer stand Jem’s “maddening superiority” and begins to yell at her brother.
How does JEM symbolize this theme in Chapter 12?
A major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is the journey from youth and innocence to maturity and knowledge. How does Jem symbolize this theme in chapter 12? Jem symbolizes because he is trying to keep the peace when calpurnia talks to Scout.
How does Scout feel without dill around?
Dill sends Scout a letter telling her that he has a new father. He says he has to stay in Meridian this summer because he and his new father are going to build a fishing boat together. Scout is extremely disappointed. She has come to feel great affection for Dill and excitedly looks forward to his visits.
What evidence do you see that Jem is growing up?
What evidence indicates that he is growing up and changing? Jem no longer wants to play the usual games with Scout. He corrects her behavior, and he spends time in his room or reading. “He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody.” He eats a lot more than he used to eat.
What makes scout cry while Atticus is talking with her and Jem?
It appears that he is saying it only because Aunt Alexandra demanded that he do so. what makes scout cry while Atticus is talking with her and Jem? She is upset because Atticus is not acting like himself and is telling them things he does not believe in: “This was not my father.
Why does Aunt Alexandra not allow Calpurnia’s home?
Aunt Alexandra says that she cannot go to her house. Atticus says that because Aunt Alexandra is under their roof, Scout must abide by her rules, as well. Aunt Alexandra believes that Calpurnia is not a good addition to the family. Atticus thinks that Calpurnia has had a good influence on Scout and Jem.
What are Aunt Alexandra’s beliefs?
She is old-fashioned and proper, and often refers to the people of Maycomb in light of their family history. She seems to believe that behaviors and character traits are hereditary, passed on from one generation to the next – one family might have a Gambling Streak, or a Mean Streak, or a Funny Streak.
Why did scout begin to cry that night after they got home?
Why does Scout cry after returning home from the jail? Scout cried because the full impact of the evening’s events really hit Scout when they get home. She realizes how much danger Atticus was in both when he faced the mad dog and when he faced the mad mob. She realizes how evil people can be.
Why does scout break down crying at the end of Chapter 15?
Scout is not prone to crying but this makes her cry, more from her confusion because she would never expect Atticus to worry about keeping up appearances. In chapter fifteen, when Atticus goes out one evening in his car (which is an unusual occurrence), the children follow him because Jem is worried about him.
What scout sees her cry?
Atticus “calmly folding his newspaper and pushing back his hat” when the mob of men approached the jailhouse the night before. Scout cries because she suddenly realizes the extent of the danger that Atticus had been in as he faced the angry mob. Men are unable to sometimes unable to see the wrongness of their actions.
How does JEM treat Scout?
Jem believes that he knows more than Scout and attempts to treat her like she is inferior. Overall, Jem treats Scout better and exercises sympathy towards his younger sister the more he matures. Jem’s compassion towards Scout reflects his maturity and moral development as a young man.
Does Judge Taylor take the trial seriously?
The most important piece of information that proves Judge Taylor takes the trial seriously is that he appoints Atticus, the best lawyer in area, to be Tom’s lawyer. Judge Taylor appointed Atticus to be Tom’s lawyer because he knows that Atticus will try hard to prove Tom innoscent even though Tom is black.
How does Scout treat Walter in Chapter 3?
In the third chapter, Scout finds Walter Cunningham and begins to beat him up. Although Walter was innocent, Scout believes that she has to defend him with Miss Caroline who was new to Maycomb; therefore, when the teacher punishes Scout for interfering, Scout lashes out at Walter.
What do we learn about the Ewell family in Chapter 17?
What do we learn indirectly of the home life of the Ewell family in this chapter? We learn that there are many children, and one always drunk father. The family is so poor that they live at the dump and get food from the dump, never wash, and almost never have decent food.
Is mayella like her father?
Mayella is different from her father in the fact that she attempts to rise above her situation by remaining clean and trying to bring beauty to her home with the flowers. She is similar to him in that she lies on the stand and attempts to manipulate the jury.
Why is mayella afraid of Atticus?
When Mayella takes the stand in the Tom Robinson case, she is afraid of Atticus. Because Mayella is devalued as a woman and person by her father and also by the community, she feels that Atticus is making fun of her. In fact, as readers, we know that Atticus respects everyone, and he is trying to show her some decency.