To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What is Atticus's reaction? Is it within character? Dill appears at the Finch household to add further confusion to family life.

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I am not entirely sure what you are asking, but I'll give it a shot, first in relation to Dill, and then in relation to the verdict. In either case, I think Atticus is absolutely acting "within character."

As for Dill, Atticus treats him with the same respect he treats any human being, no matter race, color, creed or indeed, age.

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