Lee uses this statement as a premonition – a literary apparatus that alludes to something that will happen later in history – of Mayella Ewell`s confidence in her special attention to the charges against Tom Robinson. (Readers should also note that Lee Boo keeps Lee Radley masterfully in the reader`s mind by commenting that Scout “passed Radley Place for the fourth time that day – twice galloping,” while he developed other important topics.) The others do not include the “Maycomb Paths.” Harper Lee once again points out that outsiders are viewed with suspicion. When Miss Caroline announced her home province: “The class was muttering with concern if it had to prove that it should house its share of the characteristics of this region.” The art of compromise. Despite Atticus` questions about the Scout`s first day of school, she doesn`t say much. Scout is desperate for the idea of not being able to read at home, but reluctantly to tell Atticus after the troubles she`s been in all day. Atticus is very understanding and offers a compromise: “If you recognize the need to go to school, we will continue to read every night, as we always do.” Surprisingly, Atticus asks that she hide her consent from Miss Caroline and that Scout present the idea of a white lie. Throughout history, Atticus has been a peacemaker. Lee gives the reader a first glimpse of Atticus` argumentative abilities and personal beliefs in his decision to compromise with Scout rather than confront or ignore Miss Caroline. As a Scout, she tries to explain the bad situation to Miss Caroline by simply saying, “Cunningham,” she tells readers, “I thought I had done things quite clearly. It was pretty clear to the rest of us. The children do not expect Miss Caroline to understand the intricacies of their city, but they are obliged to broaden their view of the world if they realize that “a Cunningham is a Cunningham” is not a sufficient explanation for a newcomer from Maycomb. In these two chapters, Lee Scout uses to help the reader better understand the Maycomb community and how it works. Scout`s classmates meet adult family members later in the book. The children introduced into these chapters are a microcosm of their families.
Walter Cunningham, for example, like his father, is polite, self-unreasonable and not willing to accept charity.