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.
A.

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 did scout beat up Francis?

    Scout fought with her cousin Francis at Christmas because he insulted her father for defending Tom Robinson. During the Christmas holiday, the Finch family visit the family homestead, Finch's Landing, to see Aunt Alexandra and cousin Francis. He tells her that Atticus is ruining the family name, and she wallops him.
  • 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.
  • Who is Rose Aylmer in Mockingbird?

    Jack's cat, Rose Aylmer, is a "beautiful yellow female" and "One of the few women he could stand permanently." He always carried photos of her for the children to see, which Jem and Scout "admired." The name of the cat is taken from the 18th century poem, "Rose Aylmer, by Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864).
B.

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 does Scout break her promise to her father and punch her cousin Francis?

    Francis calls Dill a “runt” and a stray dog, but really angers Scout is when he repeats to her something he heard Alexandra say, calling Atticus a “nigger-lover.” He tells her that Atticus is ruining the family name, and she wallops him.
  • How did Miss Maudie show her support to scout?

    First, she is angered when the women suggest that Scout has a long way to go to become a lady. Maudie silently grips Scouts hand in a show of support. Next, she responds snidely after Mrs. Merriweather continues her rant about "my Sophie," her "darky" servant.
  • How does Scout describe the way she feels about her father?

    In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout and Jem have respect for their father; however, they describe him as different than most fathers during this time. Scout and Jem both call Atticus by his first name. They do not affectionately refer to him as dad. Scout mentions that her father is courteous but sometimes distant.
C.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Updated: 29th September 2018

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