Friday, December 12, 2008

Chapter 28

1. Identify at least two signs that foreshadow trouble ahead.

2. Describe the significant event in this chapter that forever changes Jem and Scout.


Ash said...

1. One sign that foreshadows trouble ahead is that Jem and Scout go, alone, to the pageant. They also do not have a flashlight when it becomes dark. Another sign is when Jem and Scout hear footsteps behind them when they are walking home.

2. The significant event in this story happens the night of Scout's thanksgiving pageant at her school. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra are too tired to take Scout so Jem goes with her. After the pageant, they begin walking home. They start hearing footsteps behind them, brushing it off as if it is Cecil, who had scared them earlier. They soon realize that it isn't him. Scout is having trouble walking in her ham costume. The person following them catches up to them. He tries to attack both of the kids and Scout isn't quite sure what is happening. It is Bob Ewell. She hears Jem struggling, them a snap and his scream. The next thing she knows is that she is being brought back to her house and Jem is being carried, limp. Scout believes that it was Jem who killed Bob Ewell, but it looks as if he had fallen on his own knife.

haley:) said...
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haley:) said...

1. In the chapter 28, though it does start out comedic there is a lot of forshadowing that indicates trouble ahead. Jem and Scout begin talking about ghosts and vampires. While walking to the highschool it becomes eerie and suspenseful and they hear something in following them. Also, on their way home they hear more footsteps following them and they realize it is not Ceciel again so it creates another gloomy atmosphere.