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In Chapter 30 & 31 of To Kill of Mockingbird,  in what ways does Scout...

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olib | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 16, 2007 at 1:03 PM via web

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In Chapter 30 & 31 of To Kill of Mockingbird,  in what ways does Scout demonstrate sensitivity and compassion?

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meowmix | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted November 16, 2007 at 4:14 PM (Answer #1)

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It's all in the way that she treated Boo once she realizes that the stranger in the room is him.  When Heck Tate explains how Bob died by his own knife, Scout agrees with him, saying that to allow Boo to be in the spotlight would be "shootin' a mockingbird", the main symbol of the novel.  A second example would be when Scout escorts Boo home.  Instead of peppering him with all the questions that must have been floating in her head, there is an comfortable silence.  Scout realises what Boo needs:  someone to understand him

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