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What was the purpose of the Halloween pageant? What practical joke had persuaded the...

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hassan1 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM via web

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What was the purpose of the Halloween pageant? What practical joke had persuaded the grown ups to have an organized event?

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted December 6, 2008 at 5:26 PM (Answer #1)

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The Halloween pageant's theme was not along its usual lines (witches, ghosts, etc...) but that year it was to show the diversity of agricultural products from the region. This is why Scout was attributed the "role" of a ham.

As for the practical joke you mentioned, I suppose you mean the prank where some neighbourhood children hid some furniture belonging to two old ladies, Tutti and Frutt Barber.

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applejacker | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted October 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM (Answer #2)

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No, the pageant showed diversity, like parkerlee said. scout played the role of the Ham, and the other children played other food. this shows and recognizes that all of the children are different and unique.

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gianna14 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 2, 2009 at 6:35 AM (Answer #3)

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yes i think it was when some of the neighbourhood children hid some furniture belonging to two old ladies, Tutti and Frutt Barber.

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vicky721 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted September 2, 2010 at 5:38 AM (Answer #4)

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So pretty much the purpose of the Halloween pageant was to control the children? And the practical joke was hiding the furniture correct?

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