It's time you started bein' a girl and acting right!
The Radley rumors
Boo Radley killed his father!
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow" (1). "...Jem, who was four years my senior..." (1).
Mrs. Dubose's Insults
Atticus is a n***** lover!
"Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him" (20). In short, I was to leave him alone" (21). "'I just can't help it if Mister Jem's growin' up. He's gonna want to be off to himself a lot now, doin' whatever boys do" (154).
Atticus Getting Attacked
"Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley used to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept chained to the bed most of the time" (14).
A Constant Downer
Oh, go one and leave me alone. I'm readin' the paper.
"I had become almost accustomed to hearing insults aimed at Atticus. But this was the first one coming from an adult" (136).
"In ones and twos, men got out of the cars. Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door. Atticus remained where he was. The men hid him from view." (202).
"Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody." "...and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus" (153).