To Kill a Mockingbird - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Dolphus Raymond tells Scout and Dill that he is drinking from a paper bag. He offers Dill a drink and he accepts. Scout warns him not to drink much and is surprised when Dill tells her it is Coca Cola. He tells the children that he pretends to be drunk because this lets him live his life the way he wants. The truth of the matter is simply that he prefers black people to white people.

Scout and Dill return to the courtroom in time for Atticus' closing argument. He has made his points about the evidence and is begging the jury to find his client innocent. Atticus hopes that they will realize the prosecutor didn't have any evidence and the only testimony is questionable at best. If they were to evaluate the evidence honestly, they would realize that the evidence points to Tom Ewell as the...

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