To Kill a Mockingbird

to kill a mockingbird

chapter 9 why is it important for scout to avoid getting into fights in the next little while? what does atticus mean when he says to her, "try fighting with your head for a change."

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Atticus doesn't want Scout to lower herself to Cecil Jacob's level, he doesn't want to stir up anymore controversy, and he wants Scout to use her brains instead of her fists.