What was the funniest part in the nighttime drama of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee?
As with many things we experience in life, some things are humorous only after the event is over. In the novel, when the kids sneak out in their tireless pursuit of knowledge of Boo Radley, they camouflage their presence by crawling through the underbrush in an attempt to sneak closer to the Radley house.
The humor, for me, comes from the classic nature of children on an adventure. There is subterfuge, fear, and common sense in the planning and execution. Their plan is clear; along with their fear is the thrill of the danger of being caught. The reader also witnesses Jem's common sense when he tells the others to spit on the...
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