Why do Jem and Scout decide not to return the blanket?

Jem does not want Atticus to return the blanket to Boo, because he does not want to get Boo into trouble. After Miss Maudie’s fire, Atticus realizes that Scout has a blanket on her shoulders. She swears to him that she has no idea where it came from, and the Jem remembers that Nathan Radley was at the fire.

Keeping this in view, how did Boo Radley help Jem and Scout?

The sheriff notices knife marks on Scout’s costume, and she understands that Bob Ewell had intended to kill her and Jem. She also recognizes that the stranger — the man who pulled Ewell off of her and saved both children’s lives — is Boo Radley. Scout, Atticus, Heck Tate, and Boo retire to the front porch.

What does Jem realize about the blanket around scout?

Atticus gets mad at them, because he thinks they disobeyed him and went back to the house to get a blanket. Jem and Scout promise they hadn’t been anywhere and Scout can’t explain how the blanket got around her. Jem realizes that Boo was the one who had put the blanket around Scout.

Why does Scout stop herself from fighting Cecil Jacobs?

Scout fights with Cecil Jacobs because he insults her father for defending Tom Robinson. Scout gets into a fight with him when he insults her father. Scout has promised Atticus that she will not fight, and he said he would “wear her out” (spank her) if she did it. Yet Cecil angered her so much she forgot.

Why did they decide not to return the blanket at this time?

Jem does not want Atticus to return the blanket to Boo, because he does not want to get Boo into trouble. After Miss Maudie’s fire, Atticus realizes that Scout has a blanket on her shoulders. She swears to him that she has no idea where it came from, and the Jem remembers that Nathan Radley was at the fire.

Who put the blanket on Scout How do you know?

In the confusion, someone drapes a blanket over Scout. When Atticus later asks her about it, she has no idea who put it over her. Jem realizes that Boo Radley put it on her, and he reveals the whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants to Atticus.

Why do you think Boo Radley covered Scout as she watched the fire?

Atticus understands the situation. He assures Jem that he will not try to return the blanket. Boo Radley came out that night because, like every other person in Maycomb, he wanted to help. This is a turning point in the relationship with Boo Radley for Scout.

Who put the blanket over Scout’s shoulders and why?

That night, Miss Maudie’s house burns to the ground. Jem and Scout are sent to wait in front of the Radleys’ while the fire is still raging. Boo Radley walks up and puts a blanket around a shivering Scout’s shoulders, but both she and Jem are too engrossed in the fire to notice.

Why do you think Jem cried at the end of Chapter 7?

Jem cries because Nathan Radley cements in the hole in the tree, eliminating their connection to Boo Radley. At the beginning of the book, Jem and Scout just see Boo Radley as a curiosity and form of amusement. They can act out his life story, or be afraid to pass his house.

What does Atticus tell scout about his reasons for defending Tom Robinson?

He believes everyone has a right to a fair trial and a competent defense. Atticus does not believe this should only apply to the white race. This is not to say that Atticus believes he has much hope in swaying the town or jury of Tom’s innocence. Tom realizes that although he believes in equality in law, most do not.

How did Uncle Jack treat Jem and Scout?

Scout gets into a fight with Francis, Aunt Alexandra’s know-it-all grandson, who calls Atticus a “nigger-lover.” Uncle Jack realizes that Scout was justified in being angry at Francis and vows to tell Aunt Alexandra what happened. He also bandages up her hand.

What are Atticus’s personal reasons for defending?

Atticus has several personal reasons for defending Tom Robinson. Atticus is a morally upright man who believes that African Americans should be treated equally. He also realizes that Tom Robinson is innocent and feels like it is his responsibility to protect Tom from the racist community members of Maycomb.

What happened to Miss Maudie house and what was her reaction?

The answer is that Miss Maudie’s house burns down. The Finch kids are rousted out of bed and made to go outside so that they will not get caught inside their own house if the fire spreads. The next morning Jem and Scout go and talk to Miss Maudie. They expect that they will need to comfort her.
Scout starts second grade. It’s just as bad as first grade. Jem finally tells Scout what happened when he went back to the Radley House: his pants were folded up on top of the fence, and the tear in them had been sloppily mended.

Why does Scout get into a fight with Cecil?

Scout has promised Atticus that she will not fight, and he said he would “wear her out” (spank her) if she did it. Yet Cecil angered her so Scout fights with Cecil Jacobs because he insults her father for defending Tom Robinson. Atticus explains that all he is doing is defending a Negro, Tom Robinson.

What was once Atticus nickname?

Oh, Atticus Finch has an absolutely awesome old nickname of “One-Shot Finch” which we find out about in Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s Miss Maudie that tells us the news simply because she happened to know Atticus when he was little.

What does JEM do to Mrs Dubose?

Mrs. Dubose dies a little more than a month after Jem’s punishment ends. Atticus reveals to Jem that she was addicted to morphine and that the reading was part of her successful effort to combat this addiction. Atticus gives Jem a box that Mrs. Dubose had given her maid for Jem; in it lies a single white camellia.

How does Miss Maudie feel about Boo Radley?

She tells Scout that Boo Radley is still alive and it is her theory Boo is the victim of a harsh father (now deceased), a “foot-washing” Baptist who believed that most people are going to hell. Miss Maudie adds that Boo was always polite and friendly as a child.

How did Miss Maudie feel about her house burning down?

When her house is destroyed, Miss Maudie does not mourn over her loss. The things she lost were just possessions which could be replaced. She was glad no one was hurt and that the fire did not spread.

How did Miss Maudie react to the loss of her house what did this reveal about her character?

The expected emotion when your house burns down is likely sadness, depression, anger, and/or resignation. The next morning though Scout sees Ms. Maudie and is expecting her to be sad. Instead Ms. Maudie is quite cheerful. She tells Scout that she did not like her house that much anyway.
The first gift that Scout discovers in the knothole of the Radley tree is two sticks of Wrigley’s Double Mint chewing gum. In the following chapters, Scout and
Jem discover two shiny Indian-head pennies, a ball of gray twine, and two soap figures that resemble themselves.

Who do you think fixed and folded Jem’s pants?

Jem does not know exactly what happened or who repaired his pants, but he is beginning to realize that someone close to him, and therefore also to Scout, is looking after them. It is clear that Nathan Radley did not sew Jem’s overalls, so that only leaves one person who might sew as badly as he would–Boo Radley.

What is the usual disease in Maycomb?

Maycomb’s usual disease is racism and prejudice. Atticus coined the phrase, and he hopes that Jem and Scout will come to him with their questions and follow his lead.

What does JEM call Scout?

Dill points towards the Radley house, and Scout begins to protest. Jem says to Scout, “You don’t have to come along, Angel May” (Lee 68). Jem calls his sister by the nickname “Angel May” to make her upset. The term “Angel May” is another way of saying “Miss Priss.”