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Throughout the story the reader see how Scout and Jem are afraid of Arthur "Boo" Radley because they think he is a monster and try to tease him. They try to play tricks on Boo. Later in the novel they are no longer afraid of him and are no longer interested in teasing him. Jem and Scout had believed that their father was not like any other fathers in school. They see him as an old man who cannot do anything. However, when a dog appears on the street, Atticus, their father, kills that dog with one shot. They are surprised to learn that he is the best shot in the town. They're attitude towards their father changes. This is a sign of maturity. An incident which shows Scout's maturing is when she overhears her teacher saying that it is a good thing Tom Robinson was convicted because the black were getting too " high and mighty." This disturbs Scout very much because the teacher is always telling them about democracy and the persecution of the Jews, yet it is okay to persecute the blacks. As little as Scout is she began to realize what was going on around her. Scout wonders how her teacher could be so contradictory. Another example of their maturity is how they view people. When Scout and Jem see how Tom Robinson is treated just because he is black, they begin to understand the meaning
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- Sheriff Tate defends the different when he says, "I never heard tell that against the law for a citizen to do utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you'll say it's my duty to tell the town all about it and not hush it up." ...
- Mrs. Dubose braking her addiction to morphine- this leads Atticus to explain
- "real courage" ...
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Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Miss Harper Lee, Tom, Sheriff Tate, Aunt Alexandra, Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, Dolphus Raymond, Miss Stephanie, Mrs. Dubose, Bob Ewell, Bob,
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Alabama, Maycomb, United States,
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