Scout And Jem Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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As people get older and grow they begin to mature and change. Maturity is the understanding that comes along with experience. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, both Scout and Jem, children of Atticus, grow and change throughout the novel. As Scout and Jem start school, and the trial of Tom Robinson, a black male accused of rape, progresses the novel shows how Scout and Jem are almost forced to grow up in order to understand what is happening around them. The characterization of Scout and Jem illustrates how experience prepares and matures Scout first shows her coming of age when she is at school and almost gets into a fight. In the novel, Scout states “I drew bead on him, remembered what Atticus had said, then dropped my fists and walked
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