To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Cal hands Atticus a note that the children didn't come home. Mr. Underwood points out that the children are in the balcony. Scout, Jem and Dill want to stay, but Atticus tells them to go home for dinner and then they can return. They go home with Cal and rush back to the courthouse. The jury is still out and they wait for the verdict. Scout remembers that Atticus said a jury doesn't look a guilty man in the eyes, and none of the twelve men look at the defendant when they file into the courtroom. The verdict is read; they found Tom Robinson guilty. The townspeople leave the courtroom and when Atticus leaves, the black people stand to show their respect for him.

Chapter 21 Analysis

The jury shows their prejudice when they find Tom Robinson guilty. Even though he was found guilty, there were small indicators...

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