The next day, Jem and Scout go over to Miss Maudie's house. Jem broke the child code and went and got Atticus. The entire tone of their conversation amongst the women is petty and gossipy. Despite her warning that Bob may do 'something furtive,' Atticus reassures the children that Bob got all his anger out. Stephanie Crawford, in her usual cattiness, teases Scout about being present in the courtroom.
Jem told Dill that he needed to let his mom know that he was there and that he thought his parents would have been worried sick. Atticus does not seem surprised by the trial's outcome, though he continues to optimistically believe in the good of people. Jem is so angered by the injustice of Tom's case that he vows to somehow make a difference when he grows up. Jem slapped her and punched her to the stomach which sent her to the ground. The women gossip for a time, talking in particular about Mayella Ewell and how their black servants have been acting angry since the trial. The hours pass by and, eventually, the jury files back in.
I hope it's not in you children's time. Meanwhile, Tom Robinson has been sent to another prison seventy miles away while his appeal winds through the court system. . Ewell confronted Atticus by threatening to kill him. His telling Scout not to kill the bug because its harmless is a clear internalization of Atticus's lessons. Atticus is dejected since he had been quite sure that they would have won the case in the higher court.
Aunt Alexandra refuses to allow a Cunningham into the house and Scout almost has a fight with her. After all, it took the jury several hours to deliberate on the case, showing that they had to really think things through before convicting Tom Robinson. Scout notices that many of her classmates share the same racist attitude as their parents. Atticus told Dill that he had to tell Miss Rachel so that she could let his mom know he was ok and that he was going to ask Miss Rachel if it was ok if he spent the night. However, Miss Maudie reassures her by saying that Maycomb trusts Atticus to always do the right thing. The plot is based on the adult Scout Finch who has traveled to Alabama from New York to visit her father.
Jem and Scout heard a grunt. He said that he understood then why stayed inside -- he wanted to. For all her faults, Aunt Alexandra gains, by way of her stereotypes, a basically reliable understanding of the people of Maycomb. He then spat on him and cursed him with phrases and words Miss. It won a prize, the Pulitzer Prize, shortly afterward and has now become one of the best references to classic modern American literature. Summary: Chapter 24 One day in August, Aunt Alexandra invites her missionary circle to tea.
The weird and near-supernatural traits of Boo and the aspect of racial injustice concerning Tom Robinson underwrite the quality of the gothic in the novel. On discussing the various types of people in this world, his comment on Boo choosing to stay inside his house, touches a chord. For instance, it's no coincidence Judge Taylor appointed Atticus to take Tom's case. Amused by Jem's outburst, Atticus still insists the better way would be to change the law. For the first time, Scout is able to relate to her aunt. Things are not much better for Jem and Scout at school, however.
Atticus tells Jem not to be disheartened because he will appeal Tom's case, and they stand a much better chance of winning on appeal. The note says that the children haven't been home since lunchtime. Atticus also accused Bob in court of beating Mayella, which is something everyone suspects Bob does to all of his children when he is angry. Radley asks Scout to walk him home. One night Scout remembered that she wanted to ask Atticus what Rape meant. She just sees them as being treated equal no matter what their background is, when they are not be treated equally.
Scout warns him to be careful because she suspects its alcohol but, as it turns out, it's only Coca-Cola. Jem and on the other hand, can identify these connections and realizes that the four different types of people living in Maycomb, Alabama are not all being treated equally. The method of narration applied allows the author to fuse the simplicity of childhood observations with the adulthood situations intricate with veiled motivations and unquestioned custom. Atticus told them to both go to bed and Aunt Alexandria, smug as ever, told Atticus that she told him so. Scout feels that her father should not have listened to Bob Ewell quietly; instead he should have shot him. The trial, once again, proves to be a point at which they are forced to grow up and see the world as it is, not through the innocent lens of childhood. They decide that, maybe, this is why Boo Radley never comes out of his house: he wants to avoid all of the conflict that exists between people.
Scout has been asked to join them for refreshments. Scout dresses up as a ham, and she and Jem walk to the school. However, Atticus uses the opportunity to further educate his children on the ways of the world. And, that said, they all go back out to the tea party. Aunt Alexandra and the children remain worried.
Atticus sends the children back home but, when they beg to stay, he says they can come back after dinner. Dill made up this long elaborate story about how he crossed the country on foot and was tied in chains etc. Ewell's shoes and understood why he was reacting in that manner. Despite the heroic depictions, some critics have come up to maintain the assertion that his figure is irrelevant in the modern profession as he existed in a past era where racism and injustice were the order of the day. Lesson Summary In this chapter, Harper Lee goes more in depth critiquing racism in the justice system. 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. Scout is quite surprised when Reverend Skyes makes her stand along with the rest of the balcony as her father passes by.