To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 Summary

Boo and Scout say goodnight to Jem and she walks home with him. When he walks in the door of his house, it's the last time Scout will see him. Atticus is in Jem's room when Scout gets home and she falls asleep on Atticus' lap as he reads to her.

Chapter 31 Analysis

Atticus' example shows Scout that racial prejudice can be overcome with hard work and patience. It must be done one step at a time. Scout shows a definite amount of maturity in the final chapters, but the novel ends with her falling asleep on Atticus' lap which serves to remind us that she is only eight years old.

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