To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 question

Compare and contrast Jem’s, Dill’s, and Scout’s reaction to the trial. What do you think accounts for the different ways each of the children responds to the trial and the verdict?

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All three kids are upset about it. Dill's anguish is the most profound. Dill could not understand how the town would side with ignorance even after the rational irrefutable evidence provided by Atticus. I think Jem really loses hope in humanity.