Homework Help

What did Jem do when Mrs.Dubose said Atticus "lawed for niggers?"

user profile pic

kawl | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2010 at 10:27 AM via web

dislike 1 like

What did Jem do when Mrs.Dubose said Atticus "lawed for niggers?"

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 3 like

You wrote that this is in Chapter 10.  It is actually in Chapter 11.  You can find it there.

Jem and Scout are walking down the street when Mrs. Dubose, as usual, is criticizing them.  She talks bad about their whole family.  What really gets Jem is that Mrs. Dubose says that their dad is working for the black people.

After this, Jem and Scout go to the store and buy their toys.  Scout's is a baton.  On the way back, Jem takes the baton from Scout and uses it to destroy all of Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes