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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Scout become angry with Dill?  

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In Chapter 5, Scout laments her situation with Dill and Jem. She mentions that her nagging got the best of Jem and they finally stopped playing the Boo Radley game. Scout also says that Dill was becoming "something of a trial" because he was constantly following Jem around. Dill had asked Scout to marry him earlier in the summer, then forgot about it. Scout is upset at Dill because she feels like he is neglecting her. Scout also mentions that she beat Dill up twice, but he continued to grow closer to Jem. While Jem and Dill spend most of their time in the treehouse, Scout ends up visiting with Miss Maudie. Dill and Jem are maturing, and they begin to reject Scout because she is a girl who is younger than them. Scout gets offended at Dill for favoring Jem and not spending time with her.

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