To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Tom Robinson's trial is approaching and this causes more problems for Scout and Jem. It seems interesting or cowardly of the townsfolk to insult the children over their father's actions. The mature thing would be to go straight to Atticus with their concerns and comments, but they don't do that.

Scout asks what rape is, which brings up their visit to Cal's church. Aunt Alexandra insists that Scout and Jem cannot go back to the colored church and she tries to force Atticus to fire Cal. Ever steady and predictable, Atticus refuses. Scout and Jem have a fight and when Scout returns to her room, she finds Dill under her bed. When she tells Jem, he goes to Atticus and tells him.

Chapter 14 Analysis

The mood of the story shifts as Jem and Scout are forced to face more adult situations and attitudes. Aunt Alexandra's outburst about...

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