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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about individual chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird for a standard American literature course. Topics covered include:
- Detailed synopses of chapters 12-31 in To Kill a Mockingbird
1. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 12 Summary
Chapter 12 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird takes place mainly in the church that the Finches' housekeeper Calpurnia attends. Being in this African-American church sparks Scout and Jem's curiosity about Calpurnia's life--in an environment very different from the one they know.
2. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 Summary
As part two of To Kill a Mockingbird begins, Scout and Jem find themselves dealing with adult issues of race, justice, and etiquette. They continue to struggle with their father, Atticus', ability to find good in even the harshest of people. In this lesson, we will summarize chapter 13 and analyze Aunt Alexandra who has come to stay with the Finches.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 14 Summary
''To Kill a Mockingbird'' is the story of Scout and Jem growing up in a racially-divided Alabama town in the 1930s. Their father's representation of a black man accused of rape causes confusion for his children as they navigate issues of race and justice.
4. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 Summary
In chapter 15, conflicts escalate as Tom Robinson's court date draws ever closer. We will examine two confrontations between Atticus and groups of men, and watch how Jem and Scout react to the increasingly hostile environment.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 Summary
The trial starts today, and it seems like the whole population of Maycomb is filing into the courthouse, including Scout and Jem, despite Atticus's orders to not attend. In this lesson, we will summarize chapter 16 of ''To Kill a Mockingbird''.
6. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 17 Summary
Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' tells the story of a racially divided Southern town. In Chapter 17, Jem tries hard to believe that justice will prevail in the courtroom.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 18 Summary
In chapter 18, the woman accusing Tom Robinson of rape takes the witness stand. We learn more about both Mayella Ewell and the Ewell family as Atticus questions testimony. Scout and Jem watch as Atticus exposes falsehoods told during the trial.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 19 Summary
In chapter 19, Tom Robinson takes the stand. Jem, Scout, and Dill watch as he shares a very different version of the events of November twenty-first. His testimony stirs strong reactions from Dill and the crowd.
9. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 20 Summary
In Chapter 20 of Harper Lee's ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', Scout Finch learns the extent to which adults tell lies. First, she discovers that one of Maycomb's richest citizens has been deceiving others in the town, and then she hears that Tom Robinson, the man her father is defending, has been falsely accused.
10. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 21 Summary
Chapter 21 of Harper Lee's ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' reveals the jury's verdict in the case against Tom Robinson. While Jem never loses confidence that the jury will ultimately free Tom Robinson, others in the courtroom are far less optimistic regarding Tom Robinson's fate.
11. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 22 Summary
Tom Robinson has been found guilty of beating and raping Mayella Ewell. Though the trial is finished, trouble is not over for the Finches. In Chapter 22, Jem tries to understand the verdict, and Maycomb County responds to the trial.
12. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 23 Summary
Despite the guilty verdict in Tom Robinson's trial, emotions are still running high in Maycomb County. In this chapter, Jem and Scout continue to try and come to terms with the trial as they learn about prejudice in their society. Read a summary of Chapter 23, then test yourself.
13. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 24 Summary
In chapter 24, Scout witnesses the ladies of Maycomb County respond to the trial. Atticus receives news about Tom Robinson, and Scout sees a different side of Aunt Alexandra.
14. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 25 Summary
Most of chapter 25 of ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' happens in flashback, as Scout thinks about reactions to Tom Robinson's death. Scout recalls different people's responses, finally realizing the trial itself was not as fair as she thought.
15. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 26 Summary
In Chapter 26 of ''To Kill a Mockingbird'', Scout returns to school and learns about hypocrisy. Her brother Jem has been presented with a similar lesson about justice at the trial, but he remains unable to confront the powerful implications of what he has learned.
16. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 27 Summary
Though things appear to be settling down in Maycomb County, three out-of-the-ordinary events indirectly relate to the Finch family. In chapter 27, we learn about these events and of Maycomb's preparations for Halloween.
17. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 28 Summary
Maycomb celebrates Halloween with an evening of activities and games at the high school. However, the evening brings more than fun and games. In chapter 28, Jem and Scout survive a dangerous attack with a little help from an unknown friend.
18. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 29 Summary
Bob Ewell has attempted to follow through on his threat to go after Atticus and his children. In chapter 29 of ''To Kill a Mockingbird,'' Scout tells Mr. Heck Tate what she remembers of the incident.
19. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 30 Summary
As ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' approaches its conclusion, we are reminded of how ethics determine the course of Atticus's life. Fearful that Jem was involved in Bob Ewell's death, Atticus argues with Sheriff Tate about revealing details of the assault.
20. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 31 Summary
As ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' concludes, we are left with hopeful words from Atticus. In this brief, final chapter, Scout reflects on the events of the novel.
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