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What is ironic about Scout’s observation that “All the little man on the witness stand had that made him any better that his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white”(195)?

It is from the book to kill a mockingbird

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The comment by Scout directly reflects the racism in the Maycomb community. She is inferring that Ewell is seen as better than his neighbors simply based upon the fact that he is white.


To Kill a Mockingbird