What are the biggest key points in Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird?

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Events around Chapter 23 of the novel To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee begin to turn. Jem is confused, having problems coming to terms with the outcome at court and Atticus has been spat at by Mr. Ewell, scaring the children who now begin to worry about their dad and the stand he made - they are beginning to see that these moral stands have consequences. Scout has to go to her aunt's tea party for the Missions charity which means she has to put on a dress.  Her Dad comes to tell them that Tom has been shot escaping from the prison and eventually takes Calpurnia along for the ride to tell Tom's wife the shocking news. Tom's people take the news with nobility and dignity but also with deep sorrow - especially his widow.

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