To Kill a Mockingbird

How does this eight-year-old girl know what the words 'damn' and 'hell' are? Do you think she's learned that from strangers? Her family? Her peers at school? What do you think?

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Scout is a feisty girl who doesn't shy away from conflict. Kids hear words and mimic them. Atticus would never tolerate bad language in his house. Scout would have picked these words up from other kids and adults.