She doesn't understand why the boys eventually pull away from her and exclude her from their activities. By introducing Miss Caroline, who is like a foreigner in the school, Lee also reveals Maycomb culture to the reader. Chapters 4—6 Summary: Chapter 4 The rest of the school year passes grimly for Scout, who endures a curriculum that moves too slowly and leaves her constantly frustrated in class. Eventually, however, Atticus catches them and asks if their game has anything to do with the Radleys. For instance, when various domesticated animals are mutilated and killed, townspeople still suspect Boo even after Crazy Addie is found guilty of this violence. Refusing to permit his son to be deemed insane or charged with criminal behavior, Mr. Scout worries that every sound she hears might be Boo Radley coming to wreak his revenge.
Scout agrees and Atticus reads to her and Jem from the papers. However, throughout the novel, both young people struggle with the fitting into these appearances that are expected of them. Miss Maudie adds that Boo was always polite and friendly as a child. Atticus cross-examines Tate, who says that there was no doctor summoned to examine. As with the previous summer, they three children act out scenes from their favorite stories. Worksheet will open in a new window.
They see a man's shadow. However, when they pass by the same tree on the last day of school, they find two Indian-headed pennies. Later in the school year, Jem and Scout find another oddity in the knothole of the oak tree. This narrative device allows the reader to understand more about some of the events that Scout recounts than the young narrator is completely aware of. They have been mended and hung on the fence, and Jem believes that it was Boo who mended them for him. Also, it shows that the game of Boo Radley that Jem and Dill going to play is not such a good idea because if Boo is alive and well and he is watching them, they might get into danger or else is plunge into an experience that they can never wish to escape.
The chapter also establishes that Scout is a very intelligent and precocious child who learned how to read through her natural instinct, sitting on Atticus's lap and following along in his book. With the return of summer also comes Dill's return. Terrified, Scout runs back home, but leaves the tire behind. The three try to start a few games, but quickly get bored. Much later that night, Jem sneaks out to the Radley place and retrieves his pants. When they try to escape, they squeeze under the schoolyard fence.
After realizing Miss Caroline doesn't know what that means, Scout explains that the Cunninghams don't accept other people's help, and just try to get by with what little they have. What we can see in this text is that the author has done a very good job make making the character like a normal children and it doesn't impact the story very much. Analysis The first chapter's emphasis on family history and stories within stories describes the rigid social ties that hold society together in the little town of Maycomb, Alabama, and the inescapable links that tie an individual to his or her family or clan. He has a hat on. Theme In chapter 4, a theme of discrimination is shown. Chapters 4 - 6 Teaser Video The video gives a brief synopsis of Chapters 4-6 without giving away too much information. One does not love breathing.
This is a mindset heavily engrained in the culture of this town, and an issue the novel will struggle with. Atticus catches them at one point and, when asked, Jem tells Atticus the game has nothing to do with Boo Radley. The Cunninghams must keep the farm running in order to survive, and because the school system does not make any accommodations for farm children, there is a self-perpetuating societal cycle for farm families to remain uneducated and ignorant. The children's attempt to trace the main incident in the novel Jem's broken arm back to its roots, leads them to wonder whether it all began when Dill first arrived in Maycomb and became their friend, or whether the real origins lie deeper in their ancestral history and the chance events that brought the Finch family to Maycomb. Jem goes back to the fence that night to retrieve his pants. The narrator notes that the remainder of the book will explain how this injury occurred, and the novel concludes with this event. The Radleys are also differentiated from the community by their willful isolation from the usual patterns of social interaction, which causes the town to ostracize them and unreasonably turn the mysterious Boo into a scapegoat for any odd and unfortunate circumstances that occur.
Jem explains that he's never been whipped by Atticus and doesn't want to be. When Scout begins to feel left out by Jem and Dill, she starts to spend considerable time with a neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson. They sneak under a wire fence and go through a gate. Once you find your worksheet, click on pop-out icon or print icon to worksheet to print or download. Late that night, Jem sneaks out to the Radley Place, and retrieves his pants. The next day, Jem and Dill hatch a plan to leave a note for Boo in the Radley's window, using a fishing line.
Then, the siblings find two pennies in the tree. Jem and Scout get permission to go sit with him that evening. Someone inside the house was laughing. Miss Maudie also believes in the importance of pleasure and the enjoyment of life. However, this event is the catalyst for their next game.