What was Scout's reaction to the events that took place outside the jail?
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The atmosphere outside the jail (court) in Ch. 16 was almost carnivalesque. Were it not for the tension and subject matter Scout felt there might have been something special going on in Maycomb. Scout sees that many people have come from outside of town and that indeed Maycomb is the centre of attention but not for what she would like. There is the sense that her hometown was on trial and her father was at the front of a type of progress that the South was not yet ready to embrace.