In the course of the novel, almost every character lies at some point. However, on the last day of summer, just before Dill has to leave, they come up with a new plan. Scout goes along with them, and they sneak around the house, trying to look in every window. When she dizzily popped out of the tire in a heap, Jem was yelling at her and she saw that she was laying in the Radley yard. They had all summer to think about it because school was over and they wouldn't pass by the Radley place anymore until the fall.
She taught Scout how to write, and makes her write parts of the Bible. Well, if he wasn't when this whole thing started, he probably is now. She meant she was so scared that she didn't move for a moment. Scout waits for him to come back, and is very afraid that something will happen to him while he is out, or that Atticus will catch him and discover that he is not at home. Dill's part in getting a note to Boo presents a different side of the bravery issue. Realizing where was, she scrambled back to the front porch of her house.
Scout seems to be anything but the typical, lady-like, domesticated girl that was expected from women during this time. However, Atticus is angry about this, and insists that Jem, Dill, and Scout stop their games about and obsession with Boo Radley. Afterward, Dill comes back and the three children decide to enact the rumors of the Radley's. Introduced in these chapters, the issue of femininity and women's roles in Maycomb society is a significant theme in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her grade is released a half hour earlier than Jem's, so Scout has to pass Boo Radley's house by herself every afternoon.
Every day in it seems longer than it is, and there isn't any hurry to do anything. They crawl under a fence on the property as the man fires shots at them. Keep in mind that Calpurnia's actions do not necessarily mean that she agrees with this separation; she is simply acting in a way that is consistent with life in the Southern United States during this time period. Scout's real education occurs outside of school, as it does throughout the story. During a normal summer game, Scout rolls down the sidewalk in an old tire and lands near the Radleys' home. Atticus happens by one day when the play is in full swing and demands that Jem surrender the scissors.
He himself is a victim. The first was that when she'd rolled into the Radley yard, amid all Jem's shouts and her nausea, she'd heard someone inside the house laughing and she was sure it was Boo. Scout reaches into the knothole and discovers two pieces of chewing gum. Calpurnia is teaching the children to be white, just as she taught her own son, Zeebo, to interact appropriately with the African-American community. She allows Jem and Scout to run through her backyard as long as they don't run through the azaleas. Personally, I think she is an awful teacher to Scout's class because she doesn't help individual students reach their full potential; she didn't encourage Scout on her ability to read and write, she told her to stop learning how. The children's adventure to the Radley place one more time shows how interested they really are in finding out if Boo Radley is real.
Maycomb is a sweltering old town in Alabama. She also is absolutely terrified of Boo Radley. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin attended school only from the ages of eight to ten? Analysis As Scout finishes her first year of school, Harper Lee expands on several of the novel's central themes. The Cunninghams eat differently than the Finches, and Calpurnia taught Scout that even though the Finches might be better than the Cunninghams, she shouldn't act high and mighty to them. The superstitions that the children have in connection to the Radley house are that if you even touch the trees you'll get killed, and you shouldn't eat anything from them. However, I do think she is a good person because she offered to pay for Walter's lunch, and that it isn't her fault that she doesn't know all of Maycomb's ways. They want to find out if they can see Boo or not.
Scout also begins to understand that sometimes people stretch the truth to get what they want. Curiously enough, Jem tells his sister that, when he went back for the pants the night they tried to spy on Boo, they were neatly hanging over the fence and the hole in them had been mended. In these chapters, Lee makes mention of four very different kinds of women: Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, Miss Stephanie, and Mrs. Sometimes, having someone else do the dirty work is less frightening — a belief that gives mob mentality its start. When she goes back to investigate, she finds a stick of gum.
She can't compare the Dewey Decimal System to other teaching techniques, but she can't help but think that Atticus and his brother are successful despite the fact that they were homeschooled and yet they lack the things that her teachers think crucial to Good Citizenship. Eventually, however, Jem and Scout find one day that the knothole has been filled with cement. Jem doesn't care about his shorter left arm because he can still play football. She chews both pieces and tells Jem about it. She investigates and finds two sticks of gum.
Jem gets his pants caught, and he has to leave them there, caught in the fence, so he can get away with Scout and Dill. Atticus tells the children not to play the Boo Radley game because what Mr. After that Jem suggested a new game, the Boo Radley game. On their first day out in the yard they couldn't decide what to play, so Scout suggested that they roll in an old tire. Scout accompanies them, and they creep around the house, peering in through various windows.