To Kill a Mockingbird - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Scout prepares to start school, but her enthusiasm is short lived. Jem informs her that things will be different since she is in school. He wants her to leave him alone when they are at school. Scout meets her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher. The teacher is a beautiful young woman, but no to teaching and new to that section of Alabama. She is from Winston County, Alabama, and all the children know Winston County seceded from Alabama during the Civil War. Alabama seceded from the Union, but seceding from Alabama is a different situation. This leads to people in Maycomb having a low opinion of people from Winston County.

It is also evident that Miss Fisher is not familiar with the type of poverty that is prevalent in Maycomb. She cannot understand that little Walter Cunningham doesn't have a lunch. She offers to lend him money, but...

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