Recently, Cecil Jacobs was taunting Scout on how Atticus defends "Niggers." So Scout became curious and talked to Atticus about it. Without hesitation he admited and told Scout to ignore all the critism that'll come to her and to never forget "no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home."
Do you defend niggers, Atticus?
Of course I do. Don't say nigger, Scout. That's common
The next Scout faced Cecil again ready to fight, however what Atticus said was what stopped her from fighting and caused her to walk away although the words, "Scout's a coward!" was ringing in her ears. Although Scout felt mad the feeling of listening to Atticus made her feel better.
If I fight Cecil I would let Atticus down.
Scout's a coward!
Now since Christmas was near, Uncle Jack came to the Finch's family house and Scout descibed him as her favorite Uncle who never startled her.
When is our packages coming?
When all the Finch families arrived at Aunt Alexandra's house, similar to Cecil Jacobs, Francis Hancock (her cousin) started saying mean comments about Atticus which caused Scout to finally lose her patients. Unforntunatley Francis unfairly got Scout accused for locking him in the kitchen. Scout had enough of this and went home.
He is not!
He's nothin' but a nigger-lover!
Promise you won't tell Atticus about this. He- he asked me one time not to let anything I heard about him make me mad, else instead. Please promise...
After Scout and her family arrived home, Uncle Jack started to talk to Scout and relived the tension between them. Scout explained how no one ever asked about her side of the story and concluded that Uncle Jack doesn't understand children that much. However after Uncle Jack knew what Francis actually did, Scout asked him to promis her to not tell Atticus.
Later on when Uncle Jack started to talk to Atticus, he talked about how he is not condiedent to have kids because of what Scout said to him. However Atticus told Uncle Jack how the kids taught him so much and talks about Scout, knowing that her was on the stairs listening.
I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough...