To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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The trial is about to begin and Tom Robinson is moved to a Maycomb jail. This causes the sheriff and Atticus to worry about a lynch mob. Aunt Alexandra confronts Atticus about defending Tom Robinson and he tells her its something he must do. She still insists that is he bringing shame on the family.

Atticus goes into town and sits in a chair outside the jail reading a newspaper. The expected mob shows up and insists that Atticus move away from the door. He stays where he is and Scout comes out of her hiding place. Atticus tells Jem to go home, but he refuses. Scout realizes these aren't the same men who came to their house. She also recognizes Walter Cunningham's father and asks him to say "hey" to Walter for her. The reader sees his shame when faced by a young girl...

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