In "To Kill a Mockingbird", how does Atticus define rape for Scout?
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At the beginning of chapter 14, of "To Kill a Mockingbird" Scout remembers she has a question for Atticus. "What's rape?" I asked him that night. Atticus looked around from behind his paper. He was in his chair by the window. He sighed, and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent. "Well if that's all it is why did Calpurnia dry me up when I asked her what it was?
Calpurnia did not think it was her place to explain the act of rape to Scout, so she left it up to Attitus.
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