To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What do you think of Atticus's reaction to Bob Ewells challange? Should he have ignored Bob retaliated or done something else? This answer is in chapter 23 and its TWO seperate questions

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Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, first threatening him and then challenging him to a fight.  Atticus' response when Ewell jeered "too proud to fight, you nigger-lovin bastard" was a witty, "No, too old" which was effective for diffusing the situation for the moment, but did...

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