Scout became nervous when Atticus asked Mr. Ewell if he could write his name. Why?

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meowmix eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Scout thinks that Atticus is wildly asking a question without thinking about the answer Ewell could give. She has learned from a young age that when you cross-examine some one, the lawyer must not "ask a question that you already know the answer to."

katt1377 | Student

because she knew not to ask the witness a question that the laywer already knew the answer to.

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