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|and Scout Finch believed this after many personal accounts in|
|Maycomb County. Jem and |
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|Scout come across horrifying and wonderful experiences. They learn|
|how to deal with and|
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|adjust properly to life in Maycomb. Jem and Scout have a number of|
|encounters through|
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|the novel that give them a whole different outlook on life and a |
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|Jem and Scout come across rude people in this novel, as well as|
|kind and caring people. |
|Ms. Dubose was extremely cruel to the children. She would yell at |
|Jem and Scout as |
|they were walking by her house, such as the time she said “Not|
|only a Finch waiting on |
|tables, but one in a courthouse lawing for niggers.” Ms. Dubose|
|was referring to Atticus|
|Finch. Ms. Dubose was trying to make a point at how stupid Atticus|
|was for defending a|
|black person. Jem and Scout were hurt by Ms. Duboses’ remark|
|against their father.|
|Another incident that occurred was when Nathan Radley cemented up |
|the childrens|
|treasure tree. Mr. Radley told Jem and Scout that the tree was|
|dying. He lied.|
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|Jem and Scout found that this misjudged man was not hateful but, |
|kept to himself. Realization of life from both sides of good and |
|bad are shown to Jem and|
|Scout in Maycomb. In life, there is always evil, but there is also|
|kindness and happiness, this |
|comforts Jem and Scout. |
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|When Ms. Maudies house burnt down, Boo Radley covered Scout with a|
|woolen|
|blanket. Scout told Atticus that someone had put a blanket over|
|her and she didn’t even |
|notice. Jem and Scout thought that Boo was not only a kind man,|
|but he was not a bad|
|man like everyone had been making him out to be. Boo was looking |
|out for them. Mr. |
|Dolphus Raymond was mistaken as an evil man when he offered Dill |
|alcohol, Scout was|
|absolutely shocked when she saw what Mr. Dolphus Raymond had|
|offered Dill. Dill told |
|Scout it was only Coca-cola. At that moment, the kids saw|
|Mr.Raymond as a completely|
|different man. Mr. Raymond was now considered just a person living|
|his own life, while|
|doing what it takes to keep his secret of liking black people, to |
|himself.|
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|Injustice is not always the situation the Jem and Scout are faced |
|with, but every|
|placement does change their lives. The Tom Robinson trial is the |
|biggest event that|
|transfigured the lives of Jem and Scout. When Atticus received|
|news that Tom Robinson |
|had been killed he told his children that Tom was running and they|
|shot him. Jem and |
|Scout had a lot going through their heads when they heard about|
|Tom being shot. While|
|being stressed out from this situation, they surely knew that,|
|that brave man was now in a|
|free, peaceful place. After Jem realizes reality he says to |
|himself that he thinks he is |
|beginning to understand why Boo Radley stays in his house all the |
|time. It was because|
|he wanted to stay inside. Jem is beginning to deal with the after |
|effect of the trial. He is|
|shocked and very upset at the fact that the jury convicted an|
|innocent man. Now that |
|Jem knows of this experience, his life will be greatly altered and|
|his perspective on|
|society will be as well.|
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|Jem and Scout are going to grow up to be great people.|
|With the things that Jem and Scout see, and the actions they take |
|towards life, they will be|
|able to take on just about anything as time passes them by. Jem|
|and Scout have seen|
|more in a few years than most people see in their entire lifetime.|
|With so much emphasis|
|from Atticus and so many learning experiences with the people|
|around them, they will |
|definitely make a difference just like their father did.|
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|The events that occurred in their lives had such a great impact|
|that Scout changed her |
|attitude as well as the clothing she wore. Jem on the other hand |
|did not really change|
|physically, but grew mentally and emotionally. |

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