What makes one a Mennonite according to Jem in Chapter 16?

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In Chapter 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird Jem and Dill Harris are hanging out on a street in Maycomb.  There, they see a wagonload of ladies being driven by a man.  Jem explains to Dill that these people are Mennonites.  He says that you can tell this in a few ways.

  • He says that they are Mennonites because they do not have buttons.
  • He says that all of them have blue eyes
  • He says that the men are required to wear beards, at least after they're married.

Jem also explains that the Mennonites all live deep in the woods and don't usually come to Maycomb.

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