Who Is Mrs. Dubose's Punishment In To Kill A Mockingbird

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I am reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 208. In this section, Jem is punished for demolishing Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, and his punishment is that he has to read to her everyday for a month. Scout accompanies him, and a pattern soon occurs where Mrs. Dubose critiques them for how Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, and then falls into an oblivious state. What the children do not know is that Mrs. Dubose is a morphine addict who is trying to break her habit. She passes away soon after Jem’s punishment ends. Also, Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout to church at First Purchase. Church service there is different than what the children expect. There are no hymn-books, as most of the African Americans cannot read or write. With the trial starting to pick up, Aunt Alexandra comes…show more content…
She tries to teach the children what it means to be a Finch and how to act like one. In addition, Dill decided to run away from home and return to Maycomb because his parents ignored him in Meridian. One night, the kids follow Atticus to the jail. Atticus is there to protect Tom from the mob that assembled to kill him. Jem refuses Atticus’s pleas to bring Scout and Dill home, but Scout disassembles the mob by singling Mr. Cunningham out and speaking to him about Walter and his entailment. In this paper I will be questioning and evaluating. In the recent chapters, I have acquired two different questions about the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. My first question is why does Jem stand up to Atticus? I believe that there are multiple reasons for this. The first reason is that Jem wants to help and protect Atticus from the mob that assembled. In this situation, Jem realizes that leaving would do more harm than good. He recognizes the danger that the mob intends, that they want to abduct Tom Robinson, and that they are willing to hurt Atticus to acquire him. Atticus is not willing to leave for his own safety, so
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