To Kill a Mockingbird

Explain the altercation which develops between Scout and Francis. How does Uncle Jack react to Scout’s fight with her cousin? Why does Scout feel that Uncle Jack has been unfair?


Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

After dinner, Francis and Scout are outside in the backyard. Francis says that Atticus is a "nigger-lover," and that now Atticus will be the ruination of the family, who won't even be able to walk the streets of Maycomb. Scout patiently awaits her chance, and then punches him squarely in the mouth. Francis screams and everyone comes outside. Francis says Scout called him a "whore-lady" and jumped on him, which Scout does not deny. Uncle Jack tells her not to use that language and pins her when she tries to run away. Scout says that she hates him. Atticus says it's high time they went home.