In Chapter One, Harper Lee concentrates on the friendship of Charles Baker Harris (Dill), Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem), and Jean Louise Finch (Scout) creates during the summer. In Chapter Two, Scout gets excited about going to school for the first time but gets in trouble with Mrs.Caroline, her teacher. Mrs.Caroline is new in Maycomb County so she doesn't have enough knowledge like the townspeople. When Scout tries helping the teacher about the information, Mrs.Caroline would think she is being rude so she would smack the back of Scouts hand for punishment with a ruler.
Chapter Seven and Chapter Eight
The tree is dying!
In Chapter 3, Jem invites Walter Cunningham to dinner. Scout gets disgusted when she sees Walter pouring a bunch of molasses in his food. Calpurnia the servant calls her over and gives her a lecture to knock it off. In Chapter four, Scout finds "presents" in the knothole of the tree which was a pack of gum and two copperhead pennies. Scout, being clueless, thinks nothing of it. But Jem, getting curious on who was the giver.
Chapter Nine and Chapter Ten
Of course I do. Don't say nigger, Scout. That's common.
Look Jem! There's presents in there!!!
Grrrrrrrrr!!! Arf Arf
On Chapter Five, Scout starts spending time with Miss Maudie and talk about Boo Radley. Meanwhile, the boys slip a note through Boo's window saying if he comes out they will have ice cream. In chapter six, the kids go to the Radley's and looked through their window. They saw someone inside and ran away. They hear a shotgun from the Radley's house. Jem loses his pants while he was running. Later that night, Jem went to go get his pants. They were folded and mended.
SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!
Scout: Oh no!
In chapter seven, the kids find a ball of yarn in the knot-hole but they don't take it. Three days later, it was still there, so they took it. They later find many more things in the knot-hole. They soon find that it was filled with cement then Mr. Radley said the tree was dying. On Chapter eight, it snows. This doesn't happen very often in Maycomb. Later that night, Scout goes outside and finds out that Miss Maudie's house was on fire. While she was outside, someone puts a blanket on her. Jem thinks Boo put it on her. The next day Miss Maudie was happy and said that she didn't even like her old house.
Poor Miss Maudie
In chapter nine, Scout learns that Atticus is defending a black man who was accused of rape named Tom Robinson. Atticus' brother Jack comes to stay with the them over Christmas. A kid named Francis calls Atticus a "Nigger lover" and Scout beats him up. In chapter ten, there is a stray dog roaming around Maycomb. Atticus helps hunt it down and he shoots it after he drops his glasses. The children learn he used to be known as "One-Shot Finch".
Do you defend niggers Atticus?
In the last chapter, the children pass by the house of Mrs. Dubose. She yells something about Atticus and Jem gets angry at her. She does this for many days. Jem cannot control his anger and he destroys her flower garden. As punishment, Jem must read to Mrs. Dubose. Mrs. Dubose dies and Jem receives a box from her which contains a white camellia.