To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter Summaries 1-14
chapter 1: * Ancestors came here by river Each generation after the very first of Simon lived and grew cotton with black slaves until the daddy Atticus chose to study law * Atticus invested his cash in his sibling john who studied law when it wasn’t worth growing cotton * Extremely hot weather is what the woman initially remembers of the town * Lived on the primary street in town Atticus, jem, the woman and the cook Calpurnia (coloured female) * The woman’s mom died when she was 2 from a cardiac arrest * They fulfill dill who was spending his summer with his auntie miss out on Rachael * Dill gained immediate regard when he stated he ‘d seen the motion picture Dracula * Dill wanted to see boo radley who resided in the radley place * Boo radley and the radley place considered as bad- Negros, say he committed numerous nocturnal criminal offenses, could not eat the fruit or nuts that fell from his trees, and if a ball went it to his backyard it was deemed as lost, neighbours never ever called them on a Sunday to come over as all their windows and doors were shut * Mr Radleys boy ended up being associated with the Cunningham’s from old serum a “gang”.
Got in trouble and litigated, where he was rather than punished Mr radley made sure he wouldn’t get into problem once again and wasn’t seen for 15 years * Boo radley later on stabbed Mr radley and was put in a type of holding cell * Mr radley then died in the future and his oldest son took control of Mr radleys job of managing boo radley * Dill attempted jem to get Mr boo out of his house and not wanting to be afraid after taunting by dill he did it. * Instead of getting him out dill compensated and said just to touch your house as jem was afraid and jem did it not wanting to be cowardly Chapter 2: * The woman starts school where on the very first day jem accompanies her but tells her to leave him alone during school * The women incredibly clever and can check out well beyond her years and humiliates the teacher * She can also write fluently when she ought to only just know how to print * Cunningham’s were poor and didn’t take what they could not repay * Scouts the women name * Scout got into trouble for explaining the Cunningham’s circumstance Chapter 3: Jem invited Walter Cunningham to dinner after realising the situation and scout put his head in the dirt for getting him into problem * Scout entered difficulty for informing Walter not to put a lot syrup onto his food by Calpurnia * Burris Ellis event occurs where he gets informed to go house to clean himself but when he discusses his predicament and is told he needs to come back tomorrow although he never does each year he raves a the instructor making her cry and storms off. * After the argument scout gets back and Calpurnia says she misses having her around * Scout talk with her dad about the day’s occasions. * Scout says she doesn’t wish to go to school any longer and be like the Burris Ellis child. * Atticus tells her the Ellis household get special situations due to the fact that of the way that they live * A compromise is made saying that if scout goes to school he will keep checking out with her every night just as long as scout does not state anything about it Chapter 4: * Scout does not authorize of the Dewey decimal system, and thinks it can’t stop her or Jem from reading.
She also believes the education system is concealing something from her * On the way home past the Radley home she finds 2 fresh pieces of gum in a hole in an oak tree and after close assessment in your home eats it * Jem informs scout it could be hazardous and to spit it out otherwise he’ll inform Calpurnia * On the last day of summertime as scout and jem strolled home they found a box in the oak tree which held 2 old cents inside * Choose to keep the coins up until they discover who they belong to * Dill returned for the summer season break * Jem believes boo radleys dead * As a video game scout went into a tyre and was pressed when inside it, however harder than usual as jam was mad for him contradicting her about hot steams, so she flew across the road and straight to the steps of the radley location * Chose to do the play of boo radley for fun over the summertime * Neighbours get suspicious and the believe Atticus already knows about the play. * Scout exposes she heard chuckling when she rolled into the radley place but jem doesn’t understand * They decide to slow down with the play Chapter 5: Jem and dill are investing more time together however without scout * Spent the majority of the summertime with miss Maude Atkinson on her front deck * Miss Maude was old pals with scouts uncle jack finch * Miss Maude believes boo radley (now referred to as Arthur) is still alive and not dead * Learn Arthur is a foot washer (a Baptist who takes the bible actually) * Miss Maudie stated the stories told aren’t true and that she knew Arthur when she was a boy and that he was incredibly kind to her * Dill and scout inform jem they’re going to give a letter to boo radley through his shutters informing him to come out to fulfill them * They were captured by Atticus who told them to stop their nonsense and leave the man alone. Also informed them to stop the play which jem accidently exposed to Atticus. Chapter 6: * Dills last day till he needed to go back house * Dill and jem chose to go browse the radley house window to attempt and see boo radley * Scout didn’t want them to however was pressed into it herself * When they went round to the back patio they saw a shadow and fled.
As they were running they heard a shotgun go off * Dill got his pants stuck in the fence and left them as he went under it * When they’re back up at the house they go to the Radley locations as they knew they ‘d be missed * Say Mr Radley shot in the air when he saw a white nigger and theirs another round waiting if he returns * Atticus asks where jem trousers went to however they prevent the circumstance by saying dill won them in strip poker with matches * Jem wishes to go back to get his trousers as he know he’ll get in problem if anybody else finds them and does not desire Atticus to punish him due to the fact that he never ever had for as long as jem could keep in mind Chapter 7: * Jem does not talk for a week * School starts * Jem told scout that when he returned for his trousers he had actually found them sewn up and folded like somebody was expecting him to come and get them * Discover a ball of twine in the oak tree but do not take it as they think it might be another person’s finding place and they’re taking it from them, aited for 3 days and without any one taking it they believed whatever put in the oak tree was for them * Jem and scout found a mini boy and woman sculpted of soap in the oak tree. It was of them * They discovered other items as the days went on including a whole pack of gum and a spelling medal and a pocket watch with a knife * Went to compose a letter to whoever was providing these items * Discovered the oak tree hole was filled with cement and when they asked Mr Radley why he said it was due to the fact that the tree was sick, but according to Atticus it wasn’t. Chapter 8: * Mrs Radley passed away from natural causes * It started to snow for the first time because 1885 Jem made a snowman by making it mainly out of mud and plastering the snow they ‘d collected on the outside to make a big snowman * Get waken up early by Atticus and find that miss maudie’s dining-room is on fire * They took the furniture out from your house to save it while the fire taken in the house * The fire then spread to Atticus’ home and Miss Rachael’s home. * When they return to your house Atticus asks where she had the blanket from but scout doesn’t understand * Jem tells Atticus whatever in a shemozzle and then informs scout it was boo Radley who put it on her and she didn’t realise * Miss Maudie wasn’t grieving that her home burnt down as she didn’t like it in the first place and wanted more year area Chapter 9: Cecil Jacobs said in the school ground that “Atticus was defending niggers” * Atticus tells his daughter not to eliminate others and not to state the word nigger * Atticus informed scout he was safeguarding a negro man called tom Robinson * the town is stating he should not safeguard tom Robinson due to the fact that of his colour, but Atticus states he has to otherwise he feels he would betray everything he means and teaches his children * Atticus states even if there’s no hope of winning it doesn’t imply that you should not try * challenged Cecil the next day where he continued to bad mouth Atticus’ actions but rather of combating she walked away like Atticus informed her to as she didn’t want to let him down and felt very proud she did * scout met uncle jack for Christmas uncle jack told scout not to swear (swearing to attempt and leave school of she stated she found out the words there) as it wasn’t girl like * they all then went to finch’ landing for Christmas where she fulfilled her auntie Alexandra and uncle jimmy and their child Francis who’s extremely dull * aunt Alexandria gets on scouts nerves when she judges her clothes saying that she needs to be and dress more woman like and “be the sunbeam of brightness in their lives” * at Christmas dinner scout sat at the little table while everyone else was at the large table- shows her being separated * Francis tells scout that dills got no home and just gets circulated every summertime from relative to relative, stating that she’s too dumb to understand any better of it * likewise states that grandmother (Alexandria) tells him that Atticus lets both her and jem cut loose and is now likewise a nigger lover and a burden on the household * Francis called Atticus a nigger enthusiast once again after they were told to leave each other alone so scout punched him and was right away blamed by everyone * when they got home uncle jack spoke with scout and she informed him what Francis had actually said making uncle jack furious at Francis and understanding towards scout * scout overhears a conversation in between jack and Atticus about how the next few months are going to be difficult on them because of the scrutiny they’ll be executed by the individuals of Maycomb from Atticus protecting a black guy Chapter 10: * Scout believes that Atticus is old and does not do anything helpful or interesting for a job. Says he isn’t like the other daddies who fish, hunt, beverage and smoke * Atticus tells jem it’s a sin to eliminate a mockingbird and when scout asks Miss Maudie why she specifies “Mockingbirds do not do one thing however make music for us to take pleasure in. They don’t consume individuals’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do something however sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. This will later connect to the killing of a black guy who didn’t do anything incorrect * Gets told by miss out on Maudie that he is among the very best checker gamers from both sides of the river and likewise understands how to play a Jews harp * When jem and scout were playing they saw a mad pet by the name of tom Robinson, and called Calpurnia who warned everybody * When Atticus arrived he had actually been picked to shot it and took it down in one shot to the surprise of his kids * Miss Maudie then tells jem and scout that he was referred to as old’ one shot when he was a boy and possibly gave it up as it was deemed as an unreasonable advantage * Scout then discovers her dad not to be uninteresting and old however has a brand-new respect for him but jem informs her not to tell anybody about what he did as if Atticus had actually desired them to know then he would’ve informed them herself Chapter 11: As they got older they checked out even more and needed to go previous Ms dubose’s home who was a vicious old lady always putting down scout jem and the worst was bad mouthing Atticus for not remarrying and letting her kids cut loose * Even with this, when Atticus walked past her he was still very pleasant towards her making scout believe that he was the bravest guy who ever lived even if he had not remained in any wars or used any weapons * Jem went to purchase a steam train toy and a baton for scout, and on the was passed ms dubose’s home who was extremely trip and stated that atticus lawed for niggers (the very first grownup to say that to them) * On the way back home after purchasing the products, jem split and when he saw ms dubose wasn’t house he divided scouts baton and cut all of her camellia bushes * When atticus got home he asked jem if he had done that to ms’ duboses garden and when he admitted it he had to go over and apologise to her * Jem went and apologised and said that he would work on the bushes to try and make them grow back out again and also asked him to read for her every day in the next month for 2 hrs * In this time jem would check out and dubose would correct him and talk terribly about atticus and jem then went progressively silent till the clock sounded and Jessie shooed them out * A month after their last reading atticus went over to ms dubose’s home when she called him and returned with the news she had died. Atticus said she was a morphine addict but before she passed away wished to get off it which resulted in her fits.
It made her feel as if she died beholding absolutely nothing to nobody. * Atticus stated he would’ve made jem see her anyway as he wished to him to see that real bravery was not a male with a gun but its when you know your licked before you begin but you start anyhow and see it through no matter what, making her the bravest person atticus knew * Ms Dubose offered jem a sweet box which held a white camellia, her “snow ontop of the mountain”. Atticus stated it was the way she let jem understand that whatever was alright however he didn’t see it that way and rather chucked the box in the fire and eliminated the camellia Sequel: Chapter 12: * Jems in his growing phase and requires his own area Dill stated he wasn’t coming this summer as he needed to remain in meridian with his new daddy (which scout appeared to like from the image) to build a boat, however scout was still crushed * Scout and jem go to church with Calpurnia when atticus is away with his case * At the church they took a collection which was given to tom Robinsons better half (the man atticus is protecting) as she couldn’t work because she had kids and mr robinson was in gaol * Calpurnia stated once theyd left that Ms robinson was discovering it hard to work as nobody would employ her after what her husband was implicated of. * mr Ewell (the dad of the kids who came to school the very first day and who atticus had called trash) had actually implicated tom robinson of raping his girl and had him apprehended. Scout and jem learnt that Calpurnia was from the settlement with their granddaddy which she learnt to check out and write from him, however didn’t talk that way around other negros as it would seem out of location Chapter 13: * Aunt Alexandria shows up on the front patio and said she was going to stay with scouts household for a while * Scout realises that it was mainly auntie alexandrias idea she says its “whats best for the family” and that it wasn’t Atticus’ idea. * Wants them to act maturely as they are finches from numerous generations and soft breeding * Scout realises that these are not his daddies thoughts and that these had actually never ever been a problem prior to, and that Auntie Alexandria is typically taking control over atticus and his parental abilities and making him do things that he wouldn’t do by himself as he didn’t think they were incorrect Chapter 14: Aunt Alexandria desires Calpurnia to leave as she believes she’s having a bad impact on the kids however Atticus states she remains and had don’t as good a childhood as any mother might have done * Jem and scout fought as she was tired of jem thinking he transcended to her * They thought there was a snake under the bed however it was dill who escaped from house * Jem told atticus about him being there (considered as a snitch) who provided him lots of food and called aunt Rachael to tell her where dill was * Dill taked to hunt in the early morning and told her the reason he left was that they didn’t need him like how atticus needs scout, they weren’t imply, bought him what he anted however revealed little affection towards him and make him seem like he wasn’t desired there Chapter 15: * People met at his house in the evening to go over tom robinson and which prison he would be put into *