To Kill a Mockingbird

Do you believe that Atticus is angry or proud of Jem for disobeying his orders to go home? Why?

Chapter 12-15

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Initially Atticus is angry that Jem refuses to leave. This is mostly because he is concerned for his (and Scout and Dill's) safety. There is certainly a subtext here that says Atticus is very proud of his boy. Atticus's tone when the men leave is more of admiration for his kids rather than admonishment.