As a sick old lady Mrs. Jem and Scout were both excited to shoot their new air guns they got for Christmas. Maudie's house catches on fire, so the whole town stops the fire. However, one day a rabid dog shows up in the community. Some of the neighbors help carry out some of her belongings out of the house as it burns.
Analysis: Chapters 9—11 The fire in which the previous section culminated represents an important turning point in the narrative structure of To Kill a Mockingbird. Radley, but Jem insists on going. One does not love breathing. One day a rabid dog appears on the Finch's street. Miss Maudie urges Scout to see that Atticus has many fine qualities, but Scout doesn't understand.
They start running, and they hear a shotgun blast. The novel takes begins during the summer. Christmastime soon arrives and Atticus' brother, Uncle Jack, comes to visit. Tate ran up to the dog to confirm the kill and the bullet had hit slightly to the right of the center of the head. He believes that representing Tom Robinson is what is right and, therefore, it is what he will do. The timeline is placed during the depression where the status of her father as a respected and successful lawyer alleviates the Finch family from the harshness of the depression gripping the small town. Chapter 19 -Tom says his side of the story, and it is that she asked him to fix something, then when he got inside, she threw herself at him.
One's social survival depends on how well he or she follows the rules. Scout is confused but Jem tells her that if Atticus wanted them to know what a good shot he was, he would have told them. This is apparently like all of a sudden seeing your dad make a perfect three-point jump shot or make it through the Expert level of a Guitar Hero song you've been failing. She tells the children that she plans to build a new, smaller house. Scout is careful, but eventually decides to chew them.
He grabs Scout's new baton, and uses it to destroy Mrs. Scout also does not get along with her cousin, Francis. 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. Atticus teaches Scout about compromise: if she goes to school, Atticus will let her keep reading with him at home. The Radley house is old, dark, closed-off, and uncivilized in contrast to the rest of the neighborhood: once white, it is now a slate-gray color, with rotten shingles, little sunlight, overgrown yards, and a closed door on Sundays. Miss Caroline doesn't understand his refusal, and a classmate asks Scout to help explain.
The children rush home to inform Calpurnia. She is excited about the prospect of finally starting school, but her first day of first grade leaves her extremely disappointed. She relates the plot to the events that took place in her hometown at the age of 10 in 1936. Luckily, Uncle Jack steps up. Fire trucks arrive after that; unfortunately, they are unable to stop her house from burning down, but they do prevent other houses nearby from catching fire as well. Just as in the case of the Ewells hunting out of season, some things are more important than following the letter of the law exactly.
Dill has returned to his family in Meridian, and Scout eagerly awaits her first day of school. Miss Maudie is one of the only women whom Scout respects and is friendly with. Atticus takes Scout and Jem outside. Avery, and Atticus is dismayed at the likeness. The novel takes place in the 1930s, a period before the Civil Rights movement and during a time when racism was still rife in America, particularly in the South.
They sneak under a wire fence and go through a gate. Dubose's house for his first round of reading. This section contains 373 words approx. Scout was excited to tell everyone at school and Jem told Scout not to tell everyone. The judgment theme is depicted in the circumstances that befell Tom Robinson, a poor African-American field attendant who is accused and put on trial for rape. For instance, when various domesticated animals are mutilated and killed, townspeople still suspect Boo even after Crazy Addie is found guilty of this violence.