To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

Atticus is the only one in the family who isn't concerned about Bob Ewell's threats after Atticus made him look stupid. While the Finch family is worried about what Ewell will do next, Tom Robinson has been moved to a prison that is seventy miles from Maycomb. Atticus feels confident that they will win on appeal, but has to admit to Scout that if he losses, Tom will go to the electric chair.

Jem needs to discuss the legal system and how the jury could have found Tom Robinson guilty. Atticus tries to help Jem understand that any white man's word is more valued than the word of a black man. They discuss that one juror wanted to find Tom innocent. Scout is happy to hear that it was Walter Cunningham's father. She asks if they can invite Walter to dinner, but Aunt Alexandra says absolutely not...

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