Several conflicts are developed in Chapter 14 of the novel. Describe one conflict.

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In chapter 14 of To Kill a Mockingbird, there is conflict between Scout and Jem. Jem tells Scout not to "antagonize Aunty." He says this because an argument ensues between Atticus and Alexandra after Scout asks to go to Calpurnia's house. Jem attempts to explain to Scout that...

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In chapter 14 of To Kill a Mockingbird, there is conflict between Scout and Jem. Jem tells Scout not to "antagonize Aunty." He says this because an argument ensues between Atticus and Alexandra after Scout asks to go to Calpurnia's house. Jem attempts to explain to Scout that Atticus has enough to worry about with Tom's trial. He doesn't want Scout to cause trouble between Atticus and Aunt Alexandra. Convinced that Atticus doesn't "worry about anything," Scout disagrees with Jem. She struggles with Jem's "maddening superiority" and is insulted when he says her mind can't retain information like the minds of "grown folks." She finally pounces on him when he threatens to spank her. Punching and slapping are involved before Atticus steps in to end the fight. Scout is delighted when Jem is given the same bedtime as her. The conflict ends as quickly as it began. Scout and Jem say "Night" to each other and go their separate ways.

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Another external conflict between characters comes with Dill's running away from home as a result of a conflict with a father-figure who competes with him for the attentions of his mother.

An internal conflict in Chapter 14 of "To Kill a Mockingbird" is evident in Jem's struggles to become an adult.  At one moment he maturely urges Scout not to worry her father with trivial problems, then he fights with Scout and has to be separated by Atticus, and then he again seems as adult as he informs Atticus of Dill's surprise arrival.

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One of the many conflicts that appear in Chapter 14 is the quarrel between Aunt Alexandra and Atticus. Scout is taken aback as she cannot remember a time when anyone has "fussed" with her father. It is through this incident that the reader starts to feel the tension of the trial and the impact it is having on the family.

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