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In Chapter 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird, does Scout learn anything from overhearing...

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jake-lanam | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 10, 2009 at 11:19 AM via web

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In Chapter 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird, does Scout learn anything from overhearing Atticus's conversation with Uncle Jack?

And if you happen to know, what are some vocabulay words for chapter 4?

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted January 11, 2009 at 2:46 AM (Answer #1)

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As Atticus speaks with Uncle Jack during the time frame that the children are supposed to be in bed, he makes some very intentional statements because he knows Scout is listening in. He tells Jack that he hopes both Jem and Scout will not be affected by the social aspects of his defense of Tom Robinson. He shows that he values both of his children, and after he and Jack have the conversation about his defense, he tells Scout to return to bed. At the end of this chapter, Scout, our narrator, tells us that she realized years later that Atticus was saying all that he said with the intent of her hearing it.

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jorwar | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted June 4, 2011 at 5:14 AM (Answer #3)

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Scout learns that Atticus will always be honest with them and he has nothing to hide. Atticus also seems to be trying to warn her of what is to come because he knows she is listening.

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puppyluvsm3 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM (Answer #4)

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That's Chapter 9, not chapter 4

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