Lesson Summary Chapter 12 places Scout and Jem in the new surroundings of Calpurnia's church. Dill's presence is perhaps a reminder of how much their lives have changed because of the Robinson trial; he presents a contrast between childhood and adulthood. Cal reluctantly tells her that Bob Ewell has accused him of raping Ewell's daughter. This theme can be associated with Jem and how he had to grow up within a short span of time to be able to be there physically and emotionally for Scout while his father is away. Underwood who is a known racist is covering Atticus at the jail? How did it make you feel as you watched the situation unfold, or how were you personally impacted? The sermon that comes next surprises Scout almost as much as the singing of the hymn. The church that Calpurnia attends is nothing like the church they usually attend.
However his maturity causes him to have a short temper with Scout which in-turn drives her away from him and into the arms of Calpurnia. Definition 1 Jem thinks Scout is annoying him 2 Jem tells Scout what to do Term How do you explain Lula's antagonism toward Jem and Scout? Discuss a situation you witnessed or were involved in. The men say Atticus must make his children leave. The children don't understand prejudice at its basest level, and Calpurnia seems to not possess it either. Her character serves as the bridge between two worlds, and the reader develops a sense of her double life, which is split between the Finch household and the black community.
Calpurnia - In this chapter we learn that Calpurnia leads a double-life. Did the congregation embrace Jem and Scout? Alexandra seems to believe the children would benefit from a feminine influence, and so she has decided to stay for a time. Calpurnia: With much more gentle tactics than Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia shows Scout a great deal about femininity. The children begin to leave but, just then, a group of cars shows up. Simply because of their racial prejudice, the townspeople are prepared to accept the word of the cruel, ignorant Bob Ewell over that of a decent black man. The following evening, Atticus goes into town, and Jem, Scout, and Dill follow him. Then Scout receives word that Dill is staying in Meridian this summer, and Atticus is called to an emergency session of the legislature.
. She says that it makes more sense to fit in. Compare and contrast the explanation of Scout's church with Calpurnia's church. She attempts to instill in Jem and Scout a pride in their family legacy. She fails to recognize that issues of race are at play. Jem is 12 years old now and he feels that Scout is always pestering him.
She tells him she never attended school, but a neighbor taught her to read. As they walk home from church, Aunt Alexandra is waiting on the porch for them. In this section of the novel, Aunt Alexandra seems to be representative of the outside world and adulthood. A Jean Louise Finch B Louise Marie Finch C Louise Scout Finch D Lee Mae Finch Who taught Scout to read? Upon their return from church, they find Aunt Alexandra waiting on the porch for them. Find two or three examples which illustrate the emotional distance between them.
He normally did that, but he must have forgotten this time, so Cal decided that they would go to church with her. This confuses the kids in a way because she is acting in a way they've never seen her before. Even though Dill tells her he will never stop loving her, Scout is devastated not to see him. Summary of Chapter 12 As Jem grows older he also grows moodier, leaving Scout to spend more time with Calpurnia. He shares the same acceptance for white people as his mother. Calpurnia explains that most people can't read anyway.
The congregation, including Scout and Jem, deposit their money in a can. Once everyone has contributed, Reverend Sykes empties the can and counts the money, declaring it insufficient and closing the church doors. At the end of chapter 12, Aunt Alexandra has arrived. Glossary Shadrach Bible one of the three captives who came out of the fiery furnace miraculously unharmed: Dan. Except for a lady name Lula, they are portrayed in a very positive manner. Scout was at a loss for what to do with summer if Dill wasn't there and Jem was acting strangely. After this, they hear a voice nearby and Mr.
Do you believe all religions are created equal? In chapter eighteen, Mayella testifies. On the way home from church, Scout was full of questions about the differences in the church service and the way Cal talked around the Finches and then around her friends and neighbors at church. Alexandra quickly becomes quite popular in Maycomb, thriving in its social life, especially among the women. He has been unhappy with his life and the lack of attention his parents have been giving him, so he took himself on the train to Maycomb. When they left and returned home Scout was intrigued by the fact that Calpurnia had talked the way the other people at her church talked although she never talked that way at the Finch house.
Her relationship with two people changed within the first two days. He says Bob Ewell is lying dead under a tree. Finally, the last scenario that demonstrates the theme is the trial against Tom Robinson and the hard ships that his wife is now facing. In the following chapter, Scout asks Atticus what rape is. How did his imprisonment affect his wife and family? Does he appear as he does on purpose? Name the individuals and discuss how and why their relationships changed with Scout.