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Scout - In the beginning of the book Scout is an innocent good hearted 5 year old child who has no experience with the evil in the world She then learns about courage kindness and the importance of doing what is right She learned from her father and her neighbors that doing what is right isnt always rewarded but its the right thing to do Scout gets a lot of knowledge from Jem as well Jem - as Jem grows older he finds it difficult to deal with the cruelty of people but Atticus helps him work through some of that disappointment Before the end of the novel Jem shows signs of having learned a positive lesson from the trial for instance at the beginning of Chapter 25 he refuses to allow Scout to squash a roly-poly bug because it has done nothing to harm her After seeing the unfair destruction of Tom Robinson Jem now wants to protect the fragile and harmless Later in his life Jem is able to see that Boo Radleys unexpected aid indicates there is good in people Boo radley - Boo Radley is the object of fascination for Jem Scout and Dill He is very reclusive and seems creepy He has remained in the house down the street from the Finch house for years When he was younger he was a bit of a troublemaker when he became involved with a group of rowdy kids from old Sarum One night they resisted arrest and was locked up in the courthouse outhouse After that Boos father took him home and he wasnt seen again for fifteen years It was said that one day Boo Radley stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors while cutting newspaper clippings for his scrapbook For this he was locked in the courthouse basement for many years before he came home again From these types of stories it made Jem
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