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In To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 8) why does Scout believe that there is something to say for sin--meaning it might be good?

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schulzie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM (Answer #1)

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The children have never seen snow before.  When Scout wakes up that morning, she thinks that the world is ending.  School is closed and Atticus allows the children to go out and play in the snow.  Jem keeps telling Scout not to walk around in it because it is disappearing, and she is using it up.  They are having a wonderful time. 

Just then, Mr. Avery, one of their neighbors walks up to them and says,

"See what you've done? ....Hasn't snowed in Maycomb since Appomattox.  It's bad children like you makes the seasons change." (pg 65)

Somehow Mr. Avery thinks that bad children cause bad weather. Scout is having such a good time that she thinks if this is what she gets for being bad, she should be bad more often.  There is something to be said for being bad or "for sin".  (pg 65)

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