What are some examples metaphors in To Kill a Mockingbird?

She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop. Scout compares Miss Caroline, her young, enthusiastic teacher, to a peppermint candy because she wears a red-and-white striped dress and red nail polish and has red hair.

What does the note say in To Kill a Mockingbird chapter 21?

What does the note say? He thinks the jury will decide the case based on the evidence, not on its prejudices. As he tells Reverend Sykes, “…don’t fret, we’ve won it… Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we heard—.”

What does Jem think the verdict will be in chapter 21?

Jem is convinced that the jury will acquit Tom Robinson after the evidence Atticus presented.

What did Scout hear inside the Radley house?

Scout tells the reader that when she was frozen with fear in front of the steps, she heard a low sound coming from the house: “Someone inside the house was laughing.” It seems likely that it was Boo Radley.

What is the theme of Chapter 21 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Racism and Prejudice Tom’s unfortunate verdict goes to show that no matter how much evidence Atticus stands for, Maycomb’s racial prejudice will triumph. Harper Lee plays around by segregating Miss Maudie, Jem, Scout, Dill and Dolphus from the white community because of their ability to accept any kind of people.

What happens at the end of Chapter 21 in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Finally, it’s time for the (unanimous) verdict: guilty. Atticus whispers something to Tom Robinson, packs up his papers, and leaves. As he walks down the aisle alone, the African-Americans in the balcony silently stand up to honor him.

What is the verdict in Chapter 21?

Tom returns, along with the jury, and Scout notices that the jury doesn’t look at Tom—a sure sign they convicted him. She half expects to see Atticus raise an unloaded rifle. Judge Taylor reads the verdicts: they’re all guilty. Atticus packs his things, whispers something to Tom, and then leaves.

Why did Jem cry after the verdict?

Why did Jem cry? He cried because it wasn’t fair that the Tom should be convicted of something he didn’t do, and the jruy knew he didn’t do this and yet they still sentenced him to death.