evidence of reasonable doubt, Tom should go free, but after hours of deliberation, the jury pronounces him guilty. The time for the trial draws closer, and Atticus's sister Alexandra comes to stay with the family. According to the sheriff's testimony, Mayella's bruises were on the right side of her face, which means she was most likely punched with a left hand. The night before the trial, Tom is moved into the county jail, and Atticus, fearing a possible lynching, stands guard outside the jail door all night.
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At first Jem, Scout and Dill stand aside, but when she senses true danger, Scout runs out and begins to speak to one of the men, the father of one of her classmates in school. Today, it is universally hailed as a masterpiece of American literature. Atticus not only shows his non-prejudice ways through defending Tom Robinson, he also shows it through his everyday dealings with Calpurnia, the cook. To continue reading, start your 48-hour free trial with eNotes ». Finally, Scout has a chance to meet the shy and nervous Boo. When he returns in the middle of the night to get them back, they have been neatly folded and the tear from the fence roughly sewn. Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer, likes to spend her summers building treehouses, swimming, and catching lightning bugs with her big brother Jem. Bob Ewell arrived, he flew into a rage and beat her, while Tom ran away in fright. Scout, her brother Jem, and their friend Dill are intrigued by the local rumors about a man named. Mayella Ewell, a member of the notorious Ewell family, who belong to the layer of Maycomb society that people refer to as "trash." The Finch family faces harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus's decision to defend Tom. While Atticus is a single father, he is still able to educate his children right from wrong.