To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird


What are specific examples that the children are not paying attention to Atticus’ advice about their actions toward other people? What makes these actions more acceptable from children than if they had been done by adults?


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Scout still fights if kids insult her father or get her angry enough. Jem cuts down flowers in retribution for insults against his father. For part of the book, the children intrude on the Radley house. These are all more "acceptable" when seen through the lens of childhood. Children are still learning about the world and their reactions to it. Often their emotions are raw and their imaginations fuel their impulsive behavior.