Dolphus Raymond, whom they have bumped into outside the courtroom. Given all the injustices he had experienced in his life, Tom did not think it possible that his case would be appealed or that the outcome would be favorable. Underwood writes an editorial for the newspaper stating that an innocent man was murdered. 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. She makes her way in the direction of the road, and in the streetlight she sees a man carrying Jem, whose arm is hanging down at an odd angle. When Scout asks what will happen if Tom loses, Atticus replies that Tom will go to the electric chair, as rape is a capital offense in Alabama. In part, it seems that he is telling Dill this because he knows the children can sympathize with him; after all, Dill has just been crying over the injustices he has seen in the courtroom.
They return with Scout to the missionary circle, managing to act as if nothing is wrong. Ewell's evilness has turned him into a human monster, whose bristling facial stubble felt by Scout suggests an animal-like appearance. Atticus told the boys to get a ride with someone else since he will not be going home right then. When Scout addresses Boo directly, she makes her final step into the beginnings of maturity, leaving her childhood imaginary tales behind. In fact, one man on the jury wanted to acquit—amazingly, it was one of the Cunninghams. Jem stops her, saying the bug never did anything to harm her.
Scout realizes that the decision to see the world fairly can only occur within each individual's heart, and that there is no way to reach a person who has not become personally convinced of the equality of all races and the virtue of following a moral course of action. Dill and Scout were picked up by Atticus on the way to the Robinson home, but left in the car. The ordinary and harmless event Halloween pageant develops into an evening fraught with horror. Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962; U. He paints his own picture of what happens, telling how lonely, outcast Mayella Ewell reached out for human contact to Tom Robinson and how things when wrong when Bob Ewell beat her up. Scout grows furious, and Jem hastily takes her out of the room. Analysis With the trial behind them, the town works to regain some sense of normalcy.
While socializing with the ladies, Scout realizes that the ideal of Womanhood is much different from the reality. She interacts with him in a serious and grown-up fashion. Reynolds says that Jem got knocked out and got his arm broken. In Scout's mind, this doesn't make sense and she goes to talk to Jem about it. Chapter 25 It is now September, and Jem and Scout are about to go to sleep on their cots on the back porch. He mentions, however, than one man on the jury for the case- a Cunningham- was actually the reason it took so long for the jury to reach a verdict.
He assumes that the jury will probably be back before his children return, but he does not tell them that. Raymond never explains precisely why he prefers blacks—he just does; similarly, the white community never explains why it hates blacks—it just does. In a situation of oppression, the oppressors do what's necessary to maintain their power. Scout grows furious, and Jem hastily takes her out of the room. The Town Responds to Tom's Death Maycomb citizens were 'interested by the news of Tom's death for perhaps two days' -- just long enough for everyone to hear the news. Scout rejoins the party with Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie, determined to act like a lady in the face of grim circumstances.
The editorial confuses Scout because she cannot understand the motives of those who wanted to punish Tom. Uncle Natchell cartoon mascot for a fertilizer product called Natural Chilean Nitrate of Soda; advertisements for this product were in comic book or story form. In chapter 25, it has now become September. The last two days he'd been in Maycomb, had taken Dill down to Barker's Eddy to teach him to swim, so Scout hadn't been able to play with him. Raymond, he seems optimistic about Maycomb, encouraging them to use their good judgment and see past skin color. Jem thinks maybe Scout should take off her costume, but she doesn't have any clothes underneath, and can't get her dress on in the dark. Avery and Miss Maudie, and she tries to question Jem and Scout about the trial.
Jem stops her at the last minute, telling her to leave it alone because the bug has never done her any harm. Scout notices that the Radley house is still stark and depressing, but no longer as frightening as it once was. Their conversation is an education for Jem in the realities not only of the jury system but also of life. The difference between these two ingrained attitudes, however, is that whereas the white community imposes its preferences unapologetically on the whole of Maycomb, Raymond acts on his preferences solely because he wants to live that way, not because he wants to dictate how others should live. Jem yells to Scout to run, but her costume throws her off balance. As she returns to her cot, she thinks of Dill and remembers his story of the day died in late August. Atticus does not seem surprised by the trial's outcome, though he continues to optimistically believe in the good of people.
Deas to avoid passing the Ewells because of Harassment. She remembers he spent the last two days of his visit learning to swim with Jem. Something is crushed against her and she hears metal ripping. Scout remembers townspeople considered Tom's death 'Typical of a n---. Things are not much better for Jem and Scout at school, however.