Can you please supply me with a quote that shows the conflict is happening and its page number? I am using man vs. society as my confilict, as Scout is continuously ridiculed by the community because of Atticus Finch's trial. I need a fairly early quote in the book and a page number when Scout starts to realize the conflict is happening. I cannot find one where she explains or expresses opinions about the community disagreeing with her father's take on the case, or when she is made fun of. Thank you.

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Cecil Jacobs teases Scout because her father is defending a black man.


Your choice of the man vs. society conflict is a fitting one, since that is one of the most important conflicts in the books.  Scout comments that Atticus has warned her not to fight, but she forgets and gets into a fight in the schoolyard.

Cecil Jacobs made me forget. He had announced in the schoolyard the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers. I denied it, but told Jem. (chapter 9)

 Chapter 9 is where the novel takes its initial turn, and we move from the carefree games of children to the reality of Tom Robinson’s trial.


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