Package The next morning Aunt Alexandra was, “radiating waves Of disapproval,” hen she found out that Jam and Scout sneaked out the past night to go spy on Tactics. Aunt Alexandra believes that kids who slips out at night were are a disgrace to the family. Tactics replied with a witty remark of, “l was right glad my disgraces came along. ” This page shows the constant fight be;en Aunt Alexandra and Tactics. This is a person versus person conflict which has been everlasting since Aunt Alexandra moved in.
I believe that Tactics and Aunt Alexandra are representations of what Scout and Gem’s relationship will be like when they mature. Page 210 Scout and Jam show their intelligence by digging deeper into the events of cast night and start interrogating Tactics. We then realize where they get their intelligence from when Tactics shows his wisdom in his answer. He states that a, “mob is always made up of people and they can be stopped because their simply human. ” This shows Attic’s character perfectly how he can keep calm and very serious situations, analyze it, and break it down so everyone can understand it. Age 211 There is a great example of a exaggeration when Dill comes bounding into their dining room announcing that, “It’s all over town this morning, all about how we held off a hundred folks with our bare hands. ” It is exaggeration cause there wasn’t anywhere near a hundred people and Scout just put some sense into them with the power of language, which made them flee. As Jam Finch stated, ‘that’s just Dill’s way. ” Page 212 page 213 There is an allusion by Miss Stephanie Crawford from all the people heading to town for the Tom Robinson case, “-you’d think William Jennings Bryan was speaking. William Jennings Bryan was a leading American politician from the sass’s till his death in 1925. Page 214&215 Jean, Scout and Dill after dinner go to town to watch Attic’s case. On their way they see Mr.. Dollops Raymond sitting with the colored people instead of he whites. Mr.. Raymond is one of few who respect the blacks in Macomb and is actually married to one. They have produced mixed babies, who are isolated because the blacks wont accept them because their part white and vice versa.
The theme of isolation is front and centre, because they are in the middle, they are creations that are ahead of their respected time period. Page 216 There is my favorite quote of this chapter by Jam finch, “but around here once you have a drop of Negro blood, that makes you all black. ” This quote represents the time period they are in by showing that even if your 99% white o are still considered black. This shows how much the colored folk were antagonized during that time. Page 217 We have the second setting of this chapter; the courthouse in downtown Macomb.
We also have what I think is the significant object in this chapter; the courthouse. The courthouse is the significant to this chapter because it is where the chapter is focused around. It is where everyone is trying to get to. The courthouse also shows the different levels of respect between black and whites and where they stand in their society because of where they get seated. That is why the courthouse is significant to this chapter. Page 218 Scout, Jam and Dill enter the courthouse for Attic’s case when Scout looses Jam and Dill in the large crowd and gets stuck behind Idlers’ Club.
We have a good description of the Idlers’ Club; “white shirt, khaki trouser, suspender old men. ” Scout overhears their conversation and gets the information that Tactics did not choose to defend Tom Robinson, he was appointed by the court. He had to do it. This puts a whole new perspective on things; it would have helped all their encounters about Tactics laying for Negroes if they knew the reason why, which raises the question why didn’t Tactics tell them? I believe Tactics did not tell them, because he wanted to do the case. He did not want his kids going around telling others something that wasn’t true.
Tactics wasn’t a coward, he had the courage to accept the case and fight for it until it was done. Page 218(last couple paragraphs) &219 These two pages really show the theme of prejudice. Of how the colored people had to let all the white persons in first before they could find their seats in the courtroom and how even smaller white children like Jam, Scout and Dill outranked them. The seats of the courthouse were not a first come first serve as it was; first all whites then blacks. The whites got all the front rows then blacks got standing room, balcony or not even allowed in.