Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mr.Cunningham

I was wonder why in chapter 15, when the men were going to go do beat or even kill Tom while he was in jail, Mr. Cunningham decided not to do so. What was he thinking and why did he chang his mind about the matter. I know it has something to do with the fact that Jem, Scout, and Dill were there. I think that when the men went to the jail it was because the got all wound up about the case. Maybe when Mr. Cinningham was listening to Scout he relized that this was not right. The fact that Scout asked about his son helped matters, I think. This part of the book I thought was really interesting......"when I slowly awoke to the fact that I was addressing the entire agregation. The men were all looking at me, some with their mouths half-open. Atticus had stopped poking at Jem: they were standing together besides Dill. Their attention mounted to facination. Atticus's mouth, even, was half-open, an attitude he had once described as uncouth. Our eyes met and he shut it" (pg 154)

2 comments:

Jesus Christ said...

I agree 100%. I also think that scout helped by pointing out how atticus helped him when he needed it.

Andie Sachs said...

You are on the right track tristan. Mr. Cunningham decided not to beat Tom or Atticus because Scout was there and talked to him. I think he realized that they are humans too and have families just like he does. I think he also remembered how kind the Finch's had been to him and decided to back away. When Scout asked about his son, it was more of a personal matter so it got him on a person to person level with Scout, which calmed him down.