In the first chapter of “To Kill a Mocking Bird” two of the main character, Jem, and Scout, meet Dill. Dill is from a place called Meridian, so he’s new to Maycomb county. When Jem, and Scout went to meet Dill, who took a great interest in the Radley’s house. The Radley’s were outcasts of the town. They kept to themselves and did a lot of things that the other townspeople thought was weird. Jem told Scout and Dill about Boo Radley who was apparently “high-strung,” and had been kept in a basement because he had harmed one of his parents with a pair of scissors. Dill ended daring Jem to touch the Radley house. Jem, after a lot of contemplating finally touched the house, he ran as fast he could after he touched it. In the second chapter of the book the two main characters are sent off to school. This is Scout’s first time in school, but she is already literate. Though she had pretty much taught herself, her teacher continued to accuse her father of teaching her how to read.
- by KJ