To kill a Mockingbird
Characters: Scout, Jem, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr Radley, Atticus, Calpurnia
Setting: Summer, Maycomb County, Early 1930s
Scout starts to explain the circumstances that led to her older brother Jem breaking his elbow a couple of years ago; she begins by recounting her family history.
One summer in the early 1930s a boy called Charles Baker Harris, also known as Dill, stays for the summer with his aunt who lives next door to Scout and Jem. They act out stories they've read but they eventually get bored and Dill suggests they lure Boo Radley outside. He eventually convinces them to lure Boo out and he dares Jem to run and touch the side of the Radley house. Jem does so and there was no sign of movement except Scout thinks she seen a shutter move.
Characters: Miss Caroline, Walter Cunningham
Setting: September, Maycomb County, Early 1930s
Dill leaves Maycomb to return to Meridian.
Meanwhile Scout prepares to go to school for the first time. Once she is at school she finds that her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, deals poorly with children. Miss Caroline thinks that Atticus must have taught Scout how to read, she becomes displeased and makes Scout feel guilty for being educated. Scout tells Jem what happened and Jem says that Miss Caroline is just trying out a new method of teaching.
Scout and Miss Caroline get on just as bad in the afternoon. Walter Cunningham, a boy in Scout's class, didn't bring a lunch. Miss Caroline offers to buy him a lunch, telling him that he can pay her back tomorrow. Walter's family is large and poor, so poor that they pay Atticus with goods such as hickory nuts and turnip greens when they need legal help. Therefore...