To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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As we go through the different stages of life, it might not be easy for all of us, especially for Scout and Jem. Scout and Jem are abruptly woken up by the nightmare of reality from their dream of innocence. Throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it documents the moral growth of Jem and Scout as they gain a better understanding of the world. At the start of the book, Jem and Scout are innocent little kids the same as everyone else. Throughout the story, this innocence is being tested by different events for instance; the Tom Robinson Trial. At the end of the book, Scout and Jem realize the cruelty of the world and the effects of on different people for example, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. In the beginning, Scout and Jem mesmerize about a supposed fantasy character named Boo Radley. They don’t know who he is, and this mystery captivates them to knock on Boo Radley’s door and even try to look at him through the window. As stated by “He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out(3),” this displays to us the innocence of Scout and Jem in the beginning of the story. On the contrary, we can also see immoral values of society instilled in Scout and Jem. The first time we see this is during school, Scout reprehends the teacher when Ms. Caroline gives Walter Cunningham money, although Cunningham’s did not have the financial ability to pay her back. According to “That’s okay, ma’am, you’ll get to
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