To Kill a Mockingbird

What purpose does chapter 27 of To Kill a Mockingbird serve?

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Chapter 27 sets up the finale of the story. We learn of Ewell's vendetta and actions against both Atticus and Helen Robinson, as well as having the setting (Halloween) introduced for Scout's pageant. Ewell's activities foreshadow his attack on the children.


To Kill a Mockingbird