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How does Scout know about the verdict before she hears it? Also why do the colored...

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utloverforev | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 7, 2011 at 6:41 AM via web

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How does Scout know about the verdict before she hears it?

Also why do the colored people stand when Atticus leaves the court room?

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katemschultz | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted January 7, 2011 at 6:59 AM (Answer #1)

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Scout has a feeling that she knows the verdict before she hears it.  Right before the jury returns with the verdict, she feels the same way that she did the morning Atticus shot the mad dog.  Scout knows that Atticus is doing what needs to be done, but something unhappy or sad will come out of it.

The colored people stand out of respect for Atticus. They are appreciative that he tried his best to defend Tom Robinson and put his entire reputation on the line to see justice served.

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naya23 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM (Answer #2)

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Scout had a feeling that the verdict was going to be guilty. She also notices that the Juries did not look at him as they entered. she mentions that juries do not look at the defendents when the verdict is guilty.

Colored people stood to show respect to Atticus. He put his whole career and reputation by defending Tom, a colored men accused of raping a white woman.

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted December 31, 2014 at 10:14 PM (Answer #5)

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Scout had a feeling because in fact, the people on the jury would acquit Tom of committing a murder even though he did not commit anything. This was because of the racism spread throughout the town and even though Atticus proved his case, the disease of racism did not get off their backs.

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answerskid | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 20, 2011 at 1:50 PM (Answer #4)

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Scout had a feeling that the verdict was going to be guilty. She also notices that the Juries did not look at him as they entered. she mentions that juries do not look at the defendents when the verdict is guilty.

Colored people stood to show respect to Atticus. He put his whole career and reputation by defending Tom, a colored men accused of raping a white woman

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mcwilliams14 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM (Answer #3)

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cuz she just knew 

 

 

respect 

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