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In chapter 6 of To Kill A Mockingbird, what does Mr. Nathan Radley know about the...

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ashoey234 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 24, 2008 at 2:19 AM via web

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In chapter 6 of To Kill A Mockingbird, what does Mr. Nathan Radley know about the intruders in his garden?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 24, 2008 at 3:09 AM (Answer #1)

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The narrator doesn't tell us what Nathan Radley knows, but I suspect he's aware of what has been going on with the children and their games. He wants to scare them away completely, so he shoots over their heads. He figures this will put a stop to the curiosity the kids have about the Radley house and wanting to see Boo Radley. He knows the gunshots in the middle of the night will bring the neighborhood out, and the children's antics will be exposed. Nathan knows Atticus will put a stop to the children's interest in Boo.

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evanescenceinthedark | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 11, 2009 at 8:51 AM (Answer #2)

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Mr. Radley thinks he's shooting at a Negro who got so scared he turned white. Or is that who Miss Stephane think he's shooting at?

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