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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Dill Crying at the Trial

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What does it show about Dill as a character when he starts crying in the trial?

A

He has an enormous capacity for empathy and has been deeply moved by the rudeness, cruelty, and injustice he has been witnessing inside the court.

B

He has a weak constitution and cannot deal with life, just as he has a small body for his age and is described as being delicate and rather effeminate.

C

He is emotionally unstable as a result of his home life, being estranged from his birth father and having a mother who is in the process of dating/remarrying.

D

He is morally superior to Jem and Scout who sit through the trial straight-faced and without being moved to such emotional depths by the events' unfolding.

E

He understands less of what is going on than Jem and Scout do and that he is frustrated by not being able to follow the trial or predict its likely outcome.