Chapters Ten and Eleven are the last two chapters in the first part of the book. Explain why Harper Lee chooses to end the first part here.From the book " To kill A Mockingbird"

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Chapters 10 and 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird prove to be turning points in the lives of Atticus' children. In Chapter 10, Jem and Scout discover that Atticus is not "feeble"; he has two special skills--marksmanship and humility. Chapter 11 is particularly important to Jem's approaching adolescence and maturity. He learns several lessons from his stay with Mrs. Dubose--that people are not always what they seem and that an act of seeming drudgery can have positive implications--and also has to deal with the death of someone who he has come to know.

The second part of the book begins with Jem's growth into young manhood and how Scout must deal with her brother's changes. It also detours from their infatuations with Boo Radley to the second major plot of the story--the Tom Robinson trial.

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julissa987 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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chapter 10 and 11 are the kids before trial and the 2nd part are after trial the difference and how it affected their live

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