To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

Scout and Jem walk past the Radley house each day on the way to school. They outgrew their fear of Boo and his house. Scout's third grade teacher gives a lecture about how Hitler persecuted the Jews. She speaks about equality. Scout listens to her, but later she asks how she can speak of equality after her reaction at Tom Robinson's trial. She told Miss Stephanie it was

"time someone taught the blacks in town a lesson." Jem tells Scout to never mention the trial to him again.

Chapter 26 Analysis

We notice a hint of mischief, but danger is in the autumn air. When Scout and Jem note they are no longer afraid of Boo and his home, it illustrates how much the trial affected them. They have more serious and adult things to be worried about. Lee carefully and subtly brings Boo Radley back...

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