By: Misty Meadows, Emily Lawson, Daniel Nessel, Alexander C. Wild Mrs. Davis English 1
<ul><li>In the first chapter it talks about the Finch’s family history, the history of the town and gives an introduction to the main characters in the protagonist’s, Scout’s, life: </li></ul><ul><li>Jem, her brother </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus, her father </li></ul><ul><li>Calpernia, her mother figure </li></ul><ul><li>Dill, a neighborhood friend </li></ul><ul><li>And the secretive Radley family </li></ul>
<ul><li>The main literary elements in this chapter are allusions. </li></ul><ul><li>The Battle of Hasting </li></ul><ul><li>This is important to the set up of the plot because it explains that hundreds of years before, people migrated to North America to escape persecution. Ironically </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Jackson </li></ul>
<ul><li>Chapter 2 describes Scout’s first day in school. The new teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, spanks Scout’s hand before the morning is over. The conflict between Scout and Miss Fisher begins when Miss Fisher finds out that Scout can read; Miss Fisher tells Scout not to allow her father to teach her anymore. </li></ul>
In chapter 2, we meet Miss Caroline. Miss Caroline is from a different region than her students. She is ignorant regarding the way of life of her pupils. This is also when Scout starts to hate school. The author presents her opinion on education through the use of conflict between Miss Caroline and her students. Not education through schools or teachers, but rather the unknowingness of those who judge who have not yet experienced this particular lifestyle.
<ul><li>Chapter 3 occurs over a six-hour period from lunchtime until nightfall of Scout’s first day in school. Scout takes out her frustration with school and especially with Miss Caroline by rubbing Walter’s nose in the dirt of the school yard as the lunch break begins. Jem stops the slaughter and Scout quickly explains that Walter made her start school “on the wrong foot. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Chapter three explains both the Cunningham’s and the Ewell’s background and lifestyle. We find that the Cunningham’s are basically good people who are poor but try hard, and the Ewell’sare dirty nasty people with no Intentions of Bettering themselves. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Scout’s first-grade year finally ends; her conclusion is that she has been cheated out of something. Each day she runs by the Radley Place 30 minutes before Jem. One day she finds gum in the tree near the Radley home. When she tells Jem about the gum, he makes her spit it out. On the last day of school the two children walk home together. They find a package covered with foil in the tree and take it home. Once they get home, Jem conveniently forgets about how everything from the Radley’s poisoned and they eat the pack of gum. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Chapter 4 adds details to Cecil Jacobs and other town members later actions. It explains urban legends surrounding Maycomb, and some of their origins </li></ul>
<ul><li>Scout begins to spend more time with Miss Maudie. The two talk about religion and anything else Scout wants to discuss. Miss Maudie treats Scout as an equal. She tells Scout to call Boo Radley by his real name: Arthur Radley, and she believes that Arthur does not come out of the house because he wants to stay inside </li></ul>
<ul><li>The kids learn that boo Radley is still alive sparking their interest in him </li></ul><ul><li>They also learn that Boo’s real name is Arthur which begins to turn Arthur into a dynamic character </li></ul>
<ul><li>On Dill’s last night in town for the summer, Jem and Dill decide to peep in the window at the Radley Place to see if they can see Boo. Scout comes along. A shadow appears and the children run in fear. When shots ring out, Jem leaves his pants caught on the barbed-wire fence. The children join the other Maycomb residents who have come out into the night to see what has happened. Jem later goes back to get his pants that were supposedly lost in a game of strip poker. </li></ul>
<ul><li>After getting in trouble the kids decide to mind Atticus; at least for a while anyways. As Dill’s last days in Maycomb arrive Jem and Dill decide to see Mr. Arthur one more time. As they leave Scout, joins them but they are quickly stopped when Mr. Radley shoots off his gun at the kids. As they run away Jem loses his pants. As a crown gathers to see where the gunshot came from. </li></ul>
<ul><li> Scout starts second grade. The children continue to look in the knothole and find presents: a ball of twine, two dolls carved from soap which resemble Jem and Scout, gum, a spelling medal, and a watch and pocketknife on a chain. Jem becomes very quiet. He finally tells Scout that the trousers he retrieved had been mended and neatly folded when he returned for them. After Scout and Jem write a thank-you note and place it in the knothole, they return to find the knothole in the tree has been filled with cement. Mr. Radley admitted to being the one who filled it in under the pretext of the tree being sick. Jem later asked Atticus about it and he said it didn’t look like it but Mr. Radley knew batter then he did. </li></ul>
<ul><li>In Chapter 7 the main literary element is the symbolism of the tree and all of the items in it. </li></ul><ul><li>The ball of twine </li></ul><ul><li>The soap carvings </li></ul><ul><li>the pack of Gum </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these items are symbolic of childhood and trust and are most likely put in the tree by Boo Radley. </li></ul>
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