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Posted October 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM via web

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What are the significant events that take place in chapter 22 of the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM (Answer #1)

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The children are affected by the guilty verdict leveled at Tom Robinson, but Jem seems most affected. His is angry and upset that such an injustice could occur. The black citizens of Maycomb bring food to the Finch household to show their appreciation. Meanwhile, Miss Maudie tries to help Jem see the positive things that have occurred such as Atticus being appointed Tom's lawyer when the judge could have just assigned a public defender who didn't care. She also addressed the length of time the jury took for a conviction, which showed that there were some people who didn't immediately rush to convict. And while that is all positive, the children are also informed that Bob Ewell attacked Atticus, spitting in his face and swearing revenge.

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