A lack of social interraction in Maycomb is looked down on as being, cowardice. Scout tells the story from an adult point-of-view but with a child's eye and voice, which gives the story a good deal of humor and wit. Scout tries to give him his space, and looks forward to Dill coming in the summer. However, he gives his little sister support when she needs it even though he warns her not to tag along with him and his fifth-grade friends at school. Scout asks if she can come over to Calpurnia's house sometimes to see how she lives at her own home, and Calpurnia says yes. 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. Lee uses first person narrative in the novel, which created a limited view of the events in the story.
When at home Scout criticizes Walter for the way he eats his food, and Calpurnia scolds her for her behaviour. The story is told through the eyes of six-year-old Scout Finch, daughter of lawyer Atticus Finch and younger sister of 10-year-old Jem Finch. But once again their plans backfire. In Chapter 7, the next school year starts for Jem and Scout. Radley, and Scout plays Mrs. Atticus sent a child to fetch his mother, while he and Calpurnia anxiously waited with the young-uns in the yard. They are two figurines carved out of soap who looking suspiciously like Jem and Scout.
Scout finally found her voice and ask how Dill got there. The Cunninghams are not all necessarily illiterate and ignorant because of a lack of intelligence, but because they are subject to a system which subverts their chances of receiving a good education. Dill said that it was because his mom and new dad were always fawning over each other and never paid attention to him. In one alarming roll, Scout crashes into the Radley yard. Jem asks Calpurnia why she doesn't speak with proper grammar around black people, and Calpurnia explains that it would be out of place, and that she would look pretentious.
After dinner, Francis and Scout are outside in the backyard. Scout wants to be like Burris Ewell and not have to go to school at all. Tate knows that Boo Radley did but keeps insisting that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife -After hours of arguing Mr. Dill sounds the alarm that Atticus is coming down the street. The novel takes begins during the summer.
Miss Maudie is unexpectedly cheery about her house being burnt down and says she wanted a smaller house anyway, because she always wanted a bigger garden. She believes that the afternoon she rolled into the Radley yard, she could here someone inside of the house laughing at them Chapter 5 Scout begins to spend more time with Maudie Atkinson, their next door neighbor. Accepting gifts in the Radley tree knothole and rolling accidentally into the Radley yard are some of the first signs that the children are slowly coming closer to making contact with Boo. In addition, the offerings are sweet, harmless, and clearly quite thoughtful, demonstrating that despite his lack of social skills, he means well and has a generous and perceptive nature. Deas finds out and Walks Helen home and on the way back he threatens Bob Ewell -The town sponsors a school play and Scout was asked to dress up in a wire mess costume of a ham -When the day for the play comes around Atticus and Aunt Alexandria are too tired to go so Scout acts out her role for them in the front room and Jem takes Scout to School for the play Chapter 28 -As Jem is walking Scout to school on of their classmates, Cecil Jacobs, jumps out of a bush and scares them -Scout goes backstage with Cecil and gets in her wired ham costume and waits for her part to come out -Mrs. For instance, when various domesticated animals are mutilated and killed, townspeople still suspect Boo even after Crazy Addie is found guilty of this violence. Scout seems to be anything but the typical, lady-like, domesticated girl that was expected from women during this time.
Then, they find a ball of twine in the Radley oak tree knothole. Toward the end of the summer, Atticus catches Jem and Dill when they plan to leave a note on the window at the Radley house, inviting Boo out to have ice cream. Again, this shows how a law, such as nature's law or even a personal law such as Atticus's avoidance of guns, must sometime be bent toward a higher aim. Therefore, when Miss Caroline writes the alphabet on the board and Scout reads it through easily, then reads from her reader and from the local paper, Miss Caroline forbids Scout to let Atticus teach her to read anymore. The 3 kids try to dangle a fishing pole with a note on it saying come out to Boo Radley, but Atticus gets mad. After panicking, Scout returns safely to her own home. Summary of Chapter 5 Scout begins to spend more time with Maudie Atkinson, their next door neighbor.
Dill, being told fair warning from the residents of Maycomb, of the Radley residence, still finds a guilty pleasure in observing their land. Later, she and Jem find two pennies in the same tree. Chapter 12 offers the one real window into the life and culture of Maycomb's black community. Finch passed away when the children were young, Calpurnia, the African-American housemaid, was the closest thing they had to a mother. Scout thought this was the oddest reason she had ever heard. Though exposed to decades of white racist hatred and discrimination, the entire congregation except Lula gives the Finch children a warm welcome. Jem told Dill that he needed to let his mom know that he was there and that he thought his parents would have been worried sick.
Jem knowing that Dill was a big exaggerator asked how he got there. So that their lie of having played strip poker, is not discovered, Jem has to attempt going into that area again to retrieve his pants. Dill and Scout were the lookouts, and Dill would ring a silver dinner bell if anyone was coming so that they could get away from the Radley place. Dubose's assistant shoes them out of the room and tells them to go home because it is time for Mrs. Instead of hunting, he sits and reads inside. Scout also learns that Calpurnia used to work at the Landing for Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her to read. The group is caught and Jem admits that they were trying to give a note to Boo.