What adjective describes Mr. Avery in "To Kill a Mockingbird"? What actions back up those words?Book: To Kill A Mockingbird

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Mr. Avery could be considered a "crotchety" old man.  He's an old fart to say the least.  Proof is in chapter 8 when it says that according to Avery, "when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change."  Jem and Scout had to constantly live in guilt since they were the only kids on the block.  They received his scorn most of the time without even speaking with Avery.

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