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Chapter One:The reader is Introduced to the narrator, who goes by the nickname Scout. We are also introduced to her brother, Jem. She talks about her town, her family and her environment. Its explained that her father, Atticus is a lawyer. Along with these details its explained The Radleys, who live in the town as well as resented and feared by the people in the town. They are never seen or heard from. The characters curiosity about the world around her is expressed and tested in the first chapter as well showcasing her personality and characteristics that will be developed later on in the book.Chapter Two:In chapter two, the school year in Maycomb ( the town they live in ) is getting ready to begin. Once Scout attends school she is immersed in her new environment. This shows more of her characteristics such as curiosity and exploration. She is excited to begin the year and cannot wait for it to start. She’s eager and anticipates something fun. When the year beings, she finds her new teacher, Miss Caroline to be troubling and senses her having difficulty. The teacher feels upset when Scout already knows how to read and write which is highly surprising to her. Miss Caroline does not deal with the children well or properly and Scout takes note of this, which most likely means they will have a troubled future as well. This chapter also shows how Scout is smarter than her fellow students and in some ways even the teacher. This shows how and why they Finches think differently than most of the town.Chapter Three:Scout continues to go to school, but is continually dissatisfied. Scout only goes because of her fathers encouraging words and recommendations. She is displeased with Miss Caroline and further incidents occur. Scout talks to her father about not going to school anymore, but he says she has to because of the law. She understands, but Atticus feels bad and agrees to still allow her to read and get further education at home. Scout learns that her actions are usually shot down or disapproved by Miss Caroline, which makes her act differently around her.Chapter Four:Scout, who still attends the local school feels it is too slow and that it drags on. Because Scout has to walk home alone her curiosity can get the best of her. One day, when Scout is walking home she discovers a hidden compartment in an oak tree on the Radley property because she saw a shiny material around it. She discovers chewing gum, and in another instance she finds coins.Little attention is given to this but it remains in the back of Scouts mind. The summer comes and Scout, Jem and Dill begin to enjoy their summer. Boo Radley becomes more interesting to them and less of a monster, but closer to something they are curious about. They even create a game called “Boo Radley” where they prove each others bravery by attempting to touch the Radley house or complete other tasks.  Chapter Five:As the summer progresses, Scout starts to talk to her neighbor. The neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson, tells scout that as a child Boo Radley was not as he is now. She says he used to be normal and is only the way he is because of abusive father and what he did to cause Boo to be this way. She also says that Boo Radley has a bad reputation and isn’t what most believe he is. She is an important character because she introduces new ideas and helps the children grow up. They try to send a note to the Radley house but Atticus intervenes.Chapter Six:In this chapter the children become even more interested in the Radley’s.The children also encounter some trouble. In one instance, when trying to look at the Radley house close-up, the children believe they are caught and run. A shotgun is fired and they attempt to crawl under a fence to leave. They are highly frightened by this event and fear the Radleys even more now. Miss Maudie continues to be a strong role model for Scout as a female character and helps mature her.Chapter Seven:As school begins again, Scout still dislikes this year as much as the last. Now the children walk home together, increasing their courage and curiosity. Once again they discover a gift in the Oak tree. This time the gift is very intriguing. Figures carved from soap, which appear to be Jem and Scout are found. This means it wasnt coquinsidental and there are purposes behind the gifts.More and more gifts appear more frequently and then eventually the hole is plugged up with cement. Chapter Eight:During the night, their neighbors house begins to burn down. Miss Maudie Atkinson has her house completely destroyed. While Scout and Jem are outside observing, a blanket is placed over Scout. There’s confusion to who did it and they are left in a state of uncertainty. Jem then reveals he saw it was Boo Radley and reveals to Atticus all of the activities they performed at the Radleys. Atticus is upset and tells them to stop. Boo Radley begins to gain different characteristics and change within the children’s minds, which may mean they may even behave in new ways.Chapter Nine: In school Scout is told that her dad is a bad man who defends people who should not be defended. She takes personal offense to this a nearly fights the kid, Cecil who was the one said this. She does this because Atticus has taken this case, defending Tom Robinson and he takes pride in being the one to defend him when no one else would. Scout continuingly faces teasing and mockery because her father is defending a black man. The continuing theme of this chapter shows how the FInches think differently than most of the town and why that’s important to the story.Chapter Ten:Important quote : “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”Mockingbirds in this instance are people who are initially good, but that can become ruined by evil, such as the Radleys. Although Boo can be kind, such as the oak tree and blanket instances, he is severely damaged and hurt by his father which sticks with him. This chapter shows how Boo is perceived in Maycomb and proves why these perceptions may be ill-conceived and mislead along with other characters. More and more racist and mean spirited comments are stated against the Finch family because of Atticus defending a black man. Also, Atticus who shoots a wild dog, changes in the children’s minds because he is different than the other fathers of the town and they have never seen him commit any act similar to this.Chapter Eleven:As the children continue to hear insults and rumors directed to and about their father and his client they are interested into why it is so controversial. More background and information about Atticus’s case is presented to the reader and the kids. One particular day, Jem has had enough of the comments. He is angered and destroys all of one of the neighbors bushes in retaliation. As punishment, he must go to that house and read to Mrs. Dubose each day for one month.Eventually, she dies due to morphine use and addiction. After her death, she provides Atticus with a box for Jem that contains a white camellia, which were the bushes Jem had previously destroyed.Chapter Twelve: Jem, who is now matured gives less attention to Scout. Because of Atticus needing to travel, Calpurnia, the family maid needs to take care of the children. During this time, she takes the children to a “colored” church and shows them what it is like. The reader is introduced to the black community in Maycomb and given more details about how they live and interact in the town. New and other perspective of events are shown. The children are told what their father is doing, and why people are outraged along with who accused the man. That man is Bob Ewell who is outraged.Chapter ThirteenAunt Alexa, who wants to spend more time with the Finches is brought into their home. She assimilates into the family and town. She wants to change some aspects of the Finches family, such as how they are educated ad taken care of and Atticus attempts, but fails because Scout objects.Chapter Fourteen:As the case proceeds, Scout and Jem continuingly face weird looks, whispers, and comments that are directed at them for being the children of the “Negro-defender”. Dill is also discovered under Scout’s bed because he ran away from home. Aunt Alexandra is upset with Calpurnia because she took them to the black neighborhood. The children are very confused by all of this and wonder about it. These are the leading thoughts that help them mature. Chapter Fifteen:The intense case continues on and Tom Robinson is held in jail. Atticus goes into town and the children become concerned. Atticus who is at the jail is tracked by the children who have snuck out. The children continue to learn more about the case and are putting more key details together to formulate an idea of what could be happening. Chapter Sixteen:In this chapter, the trial begins. The kids, against Atticus’s orders find a way into the courthouse and watch the proceedings due to their overwhelming desires. The children are submitted to more real-life racism and prejudice which significantly changes their perception of the world and how they view their own town and neighbors.They have more of a sense of justice and whats right or wrong.  Chapter Seventeen:Chapter seventeen involves many of the in depth dialogue and court actions that develop the case. Bob Ewells story of what he witnessed is told and some key evidence is brought up. It is shown that the bruises are on the right side of his daughter, and that he is left handed, while Tom Robinson is right-handed, and has a cripple left hand. This means it was most likely not Robinson, and possibly even Ewell. Bob Ewell acts out in court, using vulgar language and yelling. Chapter Eighteen:Town drama ensues as the case and people involved are heavily discussed. More key evidence is discussed and Atticus shows how Tom Robinson could not have harmed the girl on the right side of her face, with his right hand. Tom Robinson is called as a witness, the only witness by Atticus and describes his side of the story. This is quickly shot down and not evaluated which shows how narrow-minded the rest of the town is compared to Atticus and few others. It is essentially shown how Tom Robinson will lose the case due to how the others think.Chapter Nineteen:Tom confesses to going inside the Ewell house and that he had helped the girl when she asked him to come into the home. He says that the girl asked him to kiss her and then Bob came in angered and confused, so Tom fled. This and the prejudge of a black man most likely meant this was all a misunderstanding lead by racism. The theme of racism is highly apparent and brings about more rumors and disgust directed to Tom Robinson.  Chapter Twenty:When Dill and Scout leave the courthouse, they encounter Mr. Dolphus who has good relations with black men and women. He reveals that he pretends to be drunk so people have reasoning to why he gets along with blacks. Gaining this new information gives them a new perspective on the Maycomb community. This section expresses how if someone’s beliefs are so strong, it’s nearly impossible to change them. Once they return to the court, Atticus continues his defense of Robinson.Chapter Twenty-one:The children are noticed and Atticus orders them home for dinner. They would like to stay for the verdict but Atticus refuses. This shows he wants them to remain innocent and not expose them to the evils of the world. As the trial progresses, the jury releases their verdict. Tom Robinson is guilty. The town is filled with talk of the trial and final verdict. Atticus does not fully show it, but he is highly upset and weary after the case. He is defeated and knows he can do nothing more, although Robinson is innocent.Chapter Twenty-two:Jem and Scout mourn the loss and are very upset over the final guilty verdict. The next day, the Finches are thanked by the black community for defending Tom Robinson. The children’s perception and core beliefs of Maycomb’s safety and wellness are shattered. Bob Ewell threatens the Finches to try and scare them for opposing him. Atticus uses this as an education tactic for the kids to show them evils and how some people are inherently mislead. Jem and Scout learn more about growing up and respect towards others.Chapter Twenty-three:Bob Ewell continuingly threatens Atticus and his family because of his attempt of a defense of Tom Robinson. Atticus does not expect Bob will commit any act of violence. Atticus says how a white mans word beats a black mans and how at this time in history, the world was a very racist and upsetting place for many different types of people. The children continue to grow and mature which is shown by their decisions and thoughts.Chapter Twenty-four:In this chapter, Scout and Calpurnia discuss a tribe in Africa being forced to convert to Christianity. This can be compared to the oppressive ways of the people in maycomb and around the country during the time period. Meanwhile, news breaks of Tom Robinson’s attempted escape, but he failed and was shot and killed in the process. Maycomb is mixed about the news. Bob Ewell is quoted as saying “One down, two more to go” which shows his little respect or pity and his cold heart.Chapter Twenty-five:Chapter twenty-five is more of a transitional chapter when the kids can be seen maturing and learning new things. They are coming closer to the real world and are growing up. The Radley house is still dark and depressed but not as initially frighenting. Scout and Jem wonder why they used to fear the Radleys so much. This is due to the children’s growing maturity and their sophisticated ways of thinking for the time period.Chapter Twenty-six:As life in Maycomb continues on, the Radley house and its aspects still remain in secrecy. Jem and Scout are old enough not to be scared or frightened by the house, but remain curious and intrigued, still wondering about what may happen. Chapter Twenty-seven: It is October in Maycomb and Bob Ewell continues to hold his grudges against anyone who helped Robinson. Bob is told that he will be arrested if any further ruckus or attack occurs and he appears to stop. Also, the case has seemed to leave a deep impact on Jem and Scout who now seem different and more bloomed. They seem to have reflected on the case and see how it has changed the town as well.Chapter Twenty-eight:The local school is performing a halloween pageant. Scout, who is performing misses her entrance and when she comes out late is the subject of humiliation. She is told she ruined the show. On their way home, they realize they are being followed. Once they begin to run, Scout trips due to the costume she is wearing and they are attacked. Jem gets injured and is unconscious. Scout escapes relatively unharmed.Then, it is also revealed by a witness that Bob Ewell is dead, who was stabbed. There’s a lot of chaos and action followed by Atticus’s anger and confusion.Chapter Twenty-nine:In all the confusion, Scout tells her side of what happened. She then becomes aware of a man in the corner of the room who is pale, scrawny and seems to be as he was in isolation. She realizes it is Boo Radley. Her attitude toward him is completely changed and she comprehends he is not what she had initially thought he was. Chapter Thirty:More details of the attack are presented and it is inferred that Boo was the one who defending and protected the children, completely changing the way they look at him. His reasoning is anger at Bob. He says that Bobs actions resulted in an innocent man’s death, so he should face punishment. Bob is proven to be the attacker and that he tried to kill the children. The truth is demonstrated and Boo faces new experiences.Chapter Thirty-one: In a resolution to the book the true character of Boo Radley is shown. He is a metaphorical mockingbird. Scout is enlightened and even happy she has finally seen Boo Radley. Although never seen again, Scout and Jem now truly know about Radley. They are aware of his past and why he is resented by the town, but also see the good in Boo. WIthout them, they may have even been killed. They realize some of the rumors couldn’t have been true and are now sure of who Boo Radley is. From the presents in the oaktree, to saving their lives, Boo was to the full degree, an influential and important character throughout To Kill a Mockingbird although behind the scenes.