To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but it can give so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters, Jem and Scout, learn many valuable lessons from the real world that do not necessarily come from school education. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes where they are mentioned, it seems to the reader that the school is sheltering them and holding them back. In real life, Jem and Scout are exposed to numerous events in which they use different lessons from the past and present to deal with these events. In particular, hardships often occur throughout To Kill A Mockingbird and bring aha moments to Jem and Scout. In the book, it talks about a man named Dolphus Raymond. He is a very successful white man but has been pushed away from the society of Maycomb because he fell in love and married an African American woman. Because of this, society outcasts him as a drunk when in reality, he is pretending to be a drunk to deflect other issues “‘I try to give ‘em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason. When I come to town, which is seldom if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey—that’s why he won’t change his ways. He can’t help himself, that’s why he lives the way he does’” (Lee 228). This is one of the lessons that Scout has learned from real life: listen to others side
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