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Chapter 9 SummaryChristmas is near, and Scout and Jem learn that Atticus has taken the case of Tom Robinson, ablack man accused of raping a white woman. Scout learns this when a classmate announcesthe news at school to embarrass her. Atticus explains that Tom Robinson is a member ofCalpurnia's church. He tells Scout that defending Tom is the right thing to do, even if otherpeople don't agree.The case won't go to trial until the following summer. Atticus tells Scout to keep her wits abouther if anyone teases her about his role. When she learns he won't win the case, she asks himwhy he is taking it. Atticus explains that you should always try, even if you know you can't win.On Christmas Eve the Finches pick up Atticus's brother, Jack, who has come for the holidays.On Christmas they make their annual holiday visit to Finch's Landing, the family homestead.When Francis, Aunt Alexandra's annoying grandson, calls Atticus a "nigger-lover" to Scout'sface, she loses her temper and starts fighting him.
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Winter
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English language films, Christmas Eve, Atticus, Scout

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