Ewell gets and loses a job: blames Atticus. Judge Taylor has a secret visitor.
Helen R is harassed by Ewell on the way to work and Link Dee's stands up for her.
Scout and Jem start off to the pageant.
Halloween pageant organized by the missionary ladies: Scout in her costume.
Scout forgets her shoes. Jem and Scout are attacked on the way home.
Bob Ewell is dead at the scene of the attack.
Boo Radley is introduced to Scout as Jem's savior
Heck Tate orders Atticus to accept that Ewell fell on his knife, although Atticus thinks that Jem stabbed Bob. Tate realizes that Boo killed Bobb Ewell. Atticus learns that the courtroom is not always the best place to solve things.
Scout stays with Boo and then walks him home. She imagines their story from Boo's view point.
Schout and Jem sleep: Atticus watches over them.
1. In chapter 28, Harper Lee uses sensory details to bring the attack on Scout and Jem to life. Scout’s senses are impaired by her cumbersome costume, yet the scene is full of rich description. In one paragraph identify the sensory details used by Lee and how they enhanced your reading of the scene and understanding of the events taking place. In a second paragraph describe what you think took place based on the sensory details provided.
2. Choose the moment from the last four chapters (28-31) that you found most surprising. There are many surprising moments to choose from, so be creative!
Clearly identify the moment that surprised you most. Explain why this moment surprised you. Find two quotes from previous chapters that foreshadowed this
event. Briefly explain in 2-4 sentences how each quote foreshadowed the event you found surprising.
Resources to download
Please download and complete the final discussion questions:
Please download and complete discussion question to the best of your ability. We will go over these questions in class.
Essential questions/focus points
-Is Atticus correct in changing his opinion about the courtroom?
-What do you think about the comment, "Bringing out the truth would mean punishing someone who is essentially good." What does this mean about the law?
-Is justice different from the law?
-How has Scout change?
-Is Boo any more safe from people now than at the beginning?