To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill Mockingbird / Chapter 2 and 3

 Why scouts so looking forward to starting school why did you not want anything to do with  out at school is his behavior typical of an older child 

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Scout eagerly awaits her first day of school. She is excited about the prospect of finally starting school and becoming a part of the schoolyard, its games, and her classroom.

Hours of wintertime had found me in the treehouse, looking over at the schoolyard, spying on multitudes of children through a two-power telescope Jem had given me, learning their games, following Jem’s red jacket through wriggling circles of blind man’s buff, secretly sharing their misfortunes and minor victories. I longed to join them.

Jem and Scout are separated by four years..... he did not want his little sister tagging along with him. Up until she began school, it was his place..... something of his own. The fact that Scout was six worried Jem. He was afraid that she'd embarrass him. 

Jem condescended to take me to school the first day, a job usually done by one’s parents, but Atticus had said Jem would be delighted to show me where my room was. I think some money changed hands in this transaction, for as we trotted around the corner past the Radley Place I heard an unfamiliar jingle in Jem’s pockets. When we slowed to a walk at the edge of the schoolyard, Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him, I was not to approach him with requests to enact a chapter of Tarzan and the Ant Men, to embarrass him with references to his private life, or tag along behind him at
recess and noon. I was to stick with the first grade and he would stick with the fifth. In short, I was to leave him alone.


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