She leads him home and he goes inside his house and shuts the door. She meant she was so scared that she didn't move for a moment. Harper Lee uses an idiom here to show how scared Scout was to be so near Boo Radley: 'I froze. When Scout hesitated, Jem told her she was being a girl, but Atticus was only the second reason she didn't want to play. 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. Scout asks Miss Maudie about Boo.
Granted, Calpurnia is more educated than the majority of her peers, but it still seems unusual that she doesn't want the children emulating that speech or those beliefs. The events of the trial have made the children consider that maybe Boo needs a good home to run to Dill's theory or maybe he prefers to stay out of contact with people Jem's theory. When Atticus asks Jem if the scissors have anything to do with the Radley family, Jem lies, saying, 'No sir. She chews both pieces and tells Jem about it. She can't put it on or take it off without someone else's help because it pins her arms down, and she can't see well through the eyeholes.
Scout checks on him, noting the man who carried him sitting quietly in the corner. No word on whether criticizing one's neighbor's counts as a sin with them. It is revealed that Ewell got killed from falling on his own knife. The next time they stop walking, the footsteps behind them suddenly quicken into a run. Jem suggests the trio play a game called 'Boo Radley,' in which they would act out scenes from the Radleys' lives. The attack occurs all around Scout and the sense of her helplessness makes the account of the violence more intense. One of the first things they do is roll one another inside an old tire.
She then looks at the 'treadmill of the Maycomb County school system' and feels cheated. Tate recalls how Bob Ewell urged him to go to his house, and said that Mayella was raped. He has moved from weakly accepting a dare to touch the Radley house to retrieving a tire from the Radley yard to creating a game in which the children take on the personas of various Radley family members. It's not until the end of the chapter that Scout reveals that she heard laughter inside the Radley home when she rolled into their yard in the old tire. However, when they pass by the same tree on the last day of school, they find two Indian-headed pennies. Boo doesn't say a word; he just nods.
Tate notes the mark that Mr. However, for the black community, the news of Tom's death is devastating, as exemplified by Helen's collapse. She knows that at heart, Boo is a good person. The blacks and whites separate themselves from each other by their speech — and at some level by their superstitions. She can visualize things from his perspective now, as Atticus once advised her to do, and from his front porch, she imagines how he has seen the years pass, and watched herself, Jem and Dill grow up. Don't read any further if you don't want to have it spoiled: Jem and Scout are the two children of Atticus Finch, a Southern lawyer.
Dill admits almost gleefully that the whole plan is his idea, yet Jem is the person taking the greater risk. Atticus and were driving out to see Tom's wife when they spotted Jem and Dill on their way back from swimming. On their first day out in the yard they couldn't decide what to play, so Scout suggested that they roll in an old tire. As she helps Boo along, she feels the odd sensation of her fantasy about finding him sitting on the porch one day coming true. She doesn't understand why the boys eventually pull away from her and exclude her from their activities. This is a hyperbole because it is an exagerration of time. When she goes back to investigate, she finds a stick of gum.
Jem yells to Scout to run, but her costume throws her off balance. Clearly Nathan isn't doing this because he filled the tree, so the reader must assume it was Boo. Radley's fellow foot-washers have told Miss Maudie that she and her flowers are going to burn in hell, because any time spent not reading the Bible is time spent in sin, especially if it involves creating something pleasing to the senses. In Chapter 30, Atticus is trying to uphold the law by demanding that Jem be brought to trial for the crime of murdering Mr. Scout feels bad that she has been doubting Radley all her life because he gave her and Scout their lives.
He makes a valiant attempt but succeeds only in making Scout cry. He, Scout, and Jem begin their games again. Scout asks Miss Maudie if she thinks Boo Radley is still alive, and Miss Maudie says she hasn't seen his coffin carried out yet, so he probably is. This is alliteration because Lee uses the letter, s, many times to slur the sentence together. Scout and Dill get into an argument as to whether all the stories Dill has told about his father are true. One night, alone in his study, finds the strange shadow of a prowler in his house and proceeds with his reading, but with a gun across his lap. After that Jem suggested a new game, the Boo Radley game.