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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Learning Swearing at School

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When Scout tells Atticus "If you don't want me to grow up talkin' that way, why do you send me to school?" Atticus is mildly amused because

A

Scout’s point is ridiculous and does not have any truth to it, even though it is original and unexpected coming from a child her age.

B

Scout makes a good point and was clever to come up with that response because it is a perfectly unchallengeable excuse for her swearing.

C

Scout makes a good point and was clever to come up with that response, even though it is an insufficient excuse for her swearing.

D

Scout makes a lawyerly point that is heartwarming to Atticus, being a complete and unchallengeable explanation for her swearing.

E

Scout makes a lawyerly point that is discouraging to Atticus because it allows her to use cleverness and technicalities to get off the hook.