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Who is Cecil Jacobs in chapters 8-9?

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onemore | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 16, 2010 at 10:51 AM via web

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Who is Cecil Jacobs in chapters 8-9?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Cecil Jacobs is one of Scout's classmates in To Kill a Mockingbird. After Cecil announces that "Scout Finch's daddy defends niggers," Scout demands that he "take that back, boy." With fists clenched, she awaits his answer. Scout has been warned by Atticus that he would "wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more." But, according to Scout, "I soon forgot." He apparently became another male victim of her flying fists, just as Walter Cunningham Jr. had been (and cousin Francis would soon become). Cecil would later reappear in a surprising manner on the night of the fateful Halloween carnival.

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