How Do You Identify Cecil Jacobs?


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Cecil Jacobs is the child who gave a presentation on "Old Adolf Hitler" as his current event topic in the book "To Kill A Mockingbird." Harper Lee wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird," which was published in 1960.

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" tells the story of a white lawyer named Atticus Finch defending an African-American man named Tom Robinson in the American South in the 1930s. Shortly after Atticus decides to defend Robinson, his daughter Scout nearly starts a fight with classmate Cecil Jacobs after Cecil makes rude remarks about her father. Atticus explains to Scout that he cannot hope to win the case, but he tells her that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and self-respect.

Later in the book, Cecil frightens Scout and Jem on their way to the Halloween pageant by jumping out at them from behind a tree. After the pageant, as the children are heading home, Scout turns around and yells, "Cecil Jacobs is a big wet hen!" Shortly afterward, they hear a noise and assume that it is Cecil trying to scare them again. Suddenly, the children are attacked but, much to their surprise, their attacker is not Cecil Jacobs but actually Bob Ewell, who is upset by the aftermath of the trial.

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