To Kill a Mockingbird

compare scouts and dills reaction to mr.gilmers prosecution. why do you think dill became so upset when mr.gilmer cross examined tom

chapters nineteen to twenty two

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By this point in the novel Dill is coming of age. He can detect the undertones of what Gilmers is trying to do. Jem can see that he is appealing to the hate, ignorance and bigotry of the jury. By humiliating Tom, Gilmer is scoring points. Scout does not see this as clearly. While Atticus appeals to the intelligence and humanity of the Jury, Gilmer does the opposite.

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