To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 14

Comment on Atticus’s explanation of rape. How suitable is this as an answer to Scout? He gives her a very technical answer. When Scout asks Atticus what the definition of rape is, he says that it was “carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent.” Scout seems smart for her age, she may not know all the details, but it was enough for her to sort of understand what happened.
Why does Alexandra think Atticus should dismiss Calpurnia? How does Atticus respond to the suggestion? Alexandra thinks Calpurnia isn’t needed and she is better than Cal is. Atticus responds by saying that Calpurnia will leave when she wants to and she is part of the family.
Why is Scout pleased when Jem fights her back? Why is she less pleased when he tells Atticus about Dill? Jem had been acting smarter than Scout, and she was glad to see that they were equals again when they were fighting.
What do we learn from Dill’s account of his running away? His parents aren’t abusive; they just don’t pay enough attention to him. He says his parents don’t need him.

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