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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.
Posted by ladyvols1 on December 16, 2008 at 9:11 AM (Answer #1)
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