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Where is Scout called a "nigger lover"?

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andrea4 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM via web

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Where is Scout called a "nigger lover"?

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 5, 2009 at 1:20 PM (Answer #1)

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In Chapter 11 of "To Kill a Mockingbird" Scout asks her father

'Atticus....what exactly is a n____-lover?'

Atticus's face was grave.  'Has somebody been calling you that?'

'No sir, Mrs. Dubose calls you that.  She warms up every afternoon calling you that.  Francis called me that last Christmas, that's where I first heard it.'

So, Scout is called the pejorative term in Chapter 9.  Francis, the cousin of Scout tells her that their grandmother

says it's bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he's turned out a n-lover we'll never be able to walk the streets of Macomb agin.  He ruinin' the family that's what he's doin'.

Then Francis hurls his insult at Atticus, and, finally he calls Scout one.  Even Atticus's own relatives have what he terms "Maycomb's usual disease," For they demean Atticus for defending Tom Robinson, even though he was assigned to be the public defender.  As a man of conscience, Atticus feels that it is only right that he defend Tom as well as he can.  Besides this matter of ethics, Atticus also knows that Tom is innocent and should not be charged with the crime simply because he is black.

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rphal1 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 27, 2012 at 2:41 AM (Answer #2)

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Take enotes to the next elementary level WHAAAATTTTTTTS uppppp 

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keith1234 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 6, 2009 at 12:44 AM (Answer #3)

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at Aunt Alexanders house by her sonanything else keith1234

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