He is unlike anyone else in the Maycomb community, so it is fitting that he meets the children outside of the courtroom, where the entire community has gathered. Atticus tells Jem that any white man who cheats a black man is trash. There he tells her, Scout, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie that Tom Robinson attempted to escape and was shot seventeen times. Scout has been asked to join them for refreshments. Grimes Everett, a missionary working with them. This news inspires Scout to declare she's going to invite Walter Cunningham to dinner, but Aunt Alexandra forbids it. He says he's very grateful but tells Calpurnia that they shouldn't give him such things when times are so hard.
Ewell was more hot gas than anything. These characters are Jem, Boo Radley, Mrs. Atticus wanted Cal to go with him to tell Tom's wife. For instance, a shop owner would not want to lose business by sitting on a jury in a dispute between two customers. In this chapter Tom is the Mockingbird. Chapter 24 Jem and Dill have gone swimming, and wouldn't let Scout come along because they were planning to skinny dip.
In this context, it is a sin to destroy the hope within children like Jem — it makes him cynical and continues the cycle of discrimination Jem will be disparaging and never want to proactively change society and its oppressive systems. He reveals that Tom tried to escape from prison and was shot to death by the prison guards. Even Aunt Alexandra is shaken on hearing this and is deeply sympathetic towards her brother. Miss Maudie shuts up their prattle with icy remarks. Aunt Alexandra magically smoothes everything over. Raymond's action here might also might be considered something of a cop-out.
But Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra are able to handle the situation tactfully. 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. Merriweather blush and look at her quickly before averting her gaze. Jem has shown amazing maturity during these trying times. Even after all the events of the trial, Scout continues to believe that all people are the same.
This was not however the only setting the story could take place in. Raymond, he seems optimistic about Maycomb, encouraging them to use their good judgment and see past skin color. Atticus speaks to all the witnesses with respect, while Mr. His death sentence had already been written the moment Mayella Ewell had opened her mouth to scream. He was so startled that he overturned a chair.
Scout is wary, but Mr. Gilmer's cross-examination shows his extreme sensitivity, as a young child, to the ugliness of society's prejudices and evil. Taylor the judge, who offered Atticus the case in the first place. Atticus responds that men don't behave rationally in some situations, and will always take a white man's word over a black man's. However, the next day Atticus tells his children that the case isn't over yet because they can still appeal the decision. However, she gets off topic when the woman beside her makes a comment that prompts her to say 'I always say forgive and forget,' and 'that church' should be helping that woman live a Christian life now. The people in the town are really nice and had a bunch of old ladies baking delicious cakes and town sheriffs saying folsky things.
Chapter 19 is called to the witness stand. They return with Scout to the missionary circle, managing to act as if nothing is wrong. Refreshments with the Ladies It is the end of August, and with Jem teaching Dill to swim, Scout has been spending her time with Miss Maudie and Calpurnia. She says the Finches are too good for the Cunninghams. Gertrude Farrow, the 'second most devout lady in Maycomb,' begin to speak about their view of the racial tensions in town.
In the kitchen, he tells Scout, Aunt Alexandra, and Miss Maudie that is dead. Scout notices that not a single member of the jury looks at Tom, and she takes this as a bad sign. In Chapter 22, Atticus and his family head home, and Jem cries that night over the loss of the case and the clear injustice shown to Tom Robinson. Reynolds says that Jem got knocked out and got his arm broken. Scout doesn't enjoy being around women but does her best to take part. Raymond is also married to a black woman and has mixed children.
Since the conclusion of the trial, Jem and Scout have struggled to understand the unfair guilty verdict, and the town's continuing antagonistic attitudes. Suddenly Atticus enters the house and requests Aunt Alexandra and Calpurnia's presence in the kitchen. Tom starts to leave, but she asks him to take a box down from on top of another chiffarobe. Atticus implores the jury to not assume that all people who are black are immoral liars based simply on their skin color. The chief conflicts… 1030 Words 5 Pages The setting of To Kill a Mockingbird is in Maycomb County, which is a unrealistic district in Southern Alabama.