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Racism is a subject that has never been present in my life but the narrations and stories of Scout and Jem Finch showed me what it was like to be a child who knew what was right from wrong but were threatened by the standards of white southern society When a black man gets accused of committing a horrible offense against a white women a Lawyer Atticus finch chooses to defend him sets him and his young children as out casts in the small town of Macomb Alabama that hot summer of 1935Scout is a character I couldnt really relate to but she gave wonderful descriptions and narrations of the events occurring all around her Scouts use of imagery to describe the smallest things put me right there in Maycomb with her you can see this when she describes Miss Caroline who wore high-heeled pumps and red and white striped dress She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop16 Scout was a wild girl and a avid fighter but was kept from her rough activities due to her brother Jem who stopped her from fighting on many occasions and fought her on a few as well This is shown when Jem stops Scout from beating up Walter Cunningham but when I was rubbing his Walter nose in the dirt Jem cam by and told me to stop22 Jem is the character in this book I really could see eye to eye with being the bigger brother and trying to contain a sister who was a aggravatingly rambunctious all hours of the day every day of the week Jem brought light onto the trial with his own yet higher comprehension of what was really going during the trialDill is a strange character in my mind but by the end of the story grew on me and was a real big part of the story The absence of his father seems to bother him in a very
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