scout felt like it was all unreal. Like what happened was just a dream
Before the verdict is even read, she has a bad feeling, a lonely, isolated feeling.
In both past and present, she's waiting for something to happen; both times, she has no power over the outcome. In the previous instance, Atticus's skill with a gun was able to save the neighborhood from the crazy dog; will he be able to do the same this time? The same image recurs once more as the jury delivers their verdict
She knew it was coming, and when Judge Taylor read it aloud, she shut her eyes. When she opened them, she was in a daze. She couldn't understand what the judge was saying after her read the verdict, she slowly saw Atticus make his way to Tom and then make his exit. And she was confused when Reverend Sykes asked her to stand in Atticus' honor. (21.46)
Scout understands that because of the flawed views held by society and the racist approach they have, Tom will not survive and she is upset by this because he is an innocent man and her father did everything he could in order to save him
She realized how harsh the world truly is and this changed her view on society. It made her realize how the world treated and judged other people. It changed how she thought about the world.
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