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As we grow older everyone goes through a time in their childhood where they discover that the world is not as fair as we thought it was In Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird we follow the narrative of Scout and her loss of innocence growing up in a town full of racism and Injustice Lee like most writers enforces her views into the novel hers of doing what is morally right Atticus tends to carry out these morals through his life as well as pass them down onto his children Scout and Jem Through Scouts life story we view her grow as a character and develop into a young lady having compassion and empathy for others Many children growing up during the Great Depression experienced many hardships Scout Finch was one of those kids Scout grew up in a society of poverty classism and prejudice none of which a child should have to live their life worrying about Scouts mother had died at the age of two leaving her behind with her father Atticus and brother Jem Scout was forced to mature a little without her mother being there for her for feminine things Maycomb was an old town but it was a tired old town when I first knew it In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop grass grew on the sidewalks the courthouse sagged in the square5 this does not sound like a Childs life usually filled of fun and running around but more like a weary and tired adult Scout Jem and Dill use their imaginations to take them away from their tired town of Maycomb and keep their childhood They fed on the rumors Mrs Stephanie pries into their minds of Boo Radley especially Jem and ScoutSo Jem received most of his information from Mrs Stephanie Crawford a neighborhood scold who said she knew the whole thing 11 But children were not the
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