Essay Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird '

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When the children were attacked that Halloween, Boo Radley , as John Green said, “comes to the rescue and makes good on his history of stabbing people, and the children are saved.” After Ewell is brought down, Scout feels around in the dark to find Jem and finds someone laying down. “A prickly stubble on the face told me it was not Jem’s. I smelled stale whiskey” (Lee 353). Scout had found the dying, drunken, Bob Ewell and then quickly got up to look for Jem. She saw someone, which ended up being Boo Radley, carrying Jem towards the house. Ewell had broken Jem’s arm badly and Scout said she had heard a “dull crunching sound and Jem screamed” (Lee 351). After Scout gets home and Atticus and the sheriff, Heck Tate, arrive they confirm it was Ewell who attacked the children and then was killed. Atticus says that Jem killed Ewell, trying to protect Arthur “Boo” Radley. Sheriff Tate points out that Jem couldn’t possibly have done it and that, “Bob Ewell fell on his knife. He killed himself” (Lee 366). Atticus explains that he doesn’t want Jem and Scout to see him go outside of the law to protect anyone similarly to how the court looked aside of what was right so that they wouldn’t have to convict a white man over a black one. Atticus finally agrees that they will stop the truth, that Arthur had been the one to kill Ewell, from coming out. He explains this to Scout and she says that she understands because making Arthur Radley become the talk of the town again and him possibly…

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