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Themes All Themes. Symbols All Symbols. Theme Wheel. Themes and Colors Key. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in To Kill a Mockingbird , which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. She sits in the kitchen and listens to Mrs. Grace Merriweather report on the Mruna people, who apparently have earworms, no family, and get drunk on chewed-up tree bark. Aunt Alexandra asked that Scout join them for refreshments, but Scout decides to stay in the kitchen when she realizes that if she spills on her Sunday dress, Calpurnia will have to wash it again.
Scout offers to help, so Calpurnia allows her to carry in the coffee pot.
Aunt Alexandra again asks Scout to stay, and Scout feels apprehensive as she sits next to Miss Maudie. In this sense, Scout is beginning to abandon some of her prejudice and treat Calpurnia with respect and care.
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To be polite, Scout asks Mrs. Merriweather what they studied. Merriweather goes on about the Mruna people and the missionary J.
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Grimes Everett, who is the only one who understands the poverty and the immorality of the Mrunas. Growing Up. Related Quotes with Explanations. Merriweather then goes on to say that she hates when black people sulk, as it ruins her day. She insists that Helen Robinson needs to get over it and the white residents of Maycomb need to forgive the black residents so the black residents will stop being so upset.
Merriweather agrees and says that some people think they were doing the right thing a while ago, but all they did was stir up the black people.
Aunt Alexandra changes the subject and gives Miss Maudie a look of thanks. Merriweather betrays her racism here when she goes on about how she hates it when black people in her hometown sulk, while also expressing condescending pity toward tribes in Africa.
In both cases, Mrs. Merriweather cannot accept black people as they are, or accept the fact that those in Maycomb have every right to be upset by what transpired in the courtroom. Just then, Atticus gets home early. His face is white, and he asks to speak to Aunt Alexandra in the kitchen. Scout and Miss Maudie follow, and he explains that Tom is dead: he tried to climb over a fence in prison and the guards shot him.
He wants Calpurnia to accompany him to tell Helen. Though Atticus can see that Tom had a chance, he understands that Tom has spent his life at the mercy of white men—and in the last year, found his life turned upside down and put in danger because a white man decided to punish him when he did nothing wrong.
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Aunt Alexandra sits down, and Miss Maudie breathes heavily. Miss Maudie points out that the people who believe black people deserve a fair trial are trusting Atticus to do the right thing. Scout starts shaking. Miss Maudie tells her to stop and insists they need to return to the ladies.
They gather themselves and return to the living room. Scout watches Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie serve.
She picks up a plate of cookies, offers one to Mrs. Merriweather , and thinks that if Aunt Alexandra can be a lady right now, she can too. Now, Scout begins to understand that being a lady as Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra define it has to do with putting on a smile and carrying on, rather than letting this tragedy rock the missionary circle and watching it descend into even more racist rhetoric.
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