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Carl Jung once stated Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee first begins in a dreary town in Maycomb Alabama in the 1930s during the Great Depression Overall the novel develops through innocence knowledge prejudice and courage The story is told through the perspective of Scout Finch as she describes her childhood and takes us through her journey of her growing up She explains about her father Atticus Finch a lawyer who desperately struggles to accomplish and dispute for the innocence of a Negro man accused of rape which causes a prejudiced commotion throughout the dull town Also about a secretive neighbor Boo Radley who ends up saving the lives of her and her brother Jem Jem Finch is the older brother of the main character Scout Finch In the beginning of the novel Jem is a regular care-free smart and football loving boy As the story begins to escalate Jem begins to transform and flourish not only physically but mentally until the end of the novel Through Lees characterization of Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird the author shows how he increasingly loses his innocence through experiences of unjust situations and begins to come of age progressively throughout the novelAs Jem Finch begins to increasingly lose his innocence through experiences of unjust situations he begins to become wiser and understand the world in a new mature perspective In the end of chapter twenty three Jem and Scout are in Jems room having a deep conversation Jem begins to spill out his innermost thoughts to Scout clarifying how he fully understands Maycombs people now He believes there are four types of people in the town of Maycomb the ordinary kind which includes his family and surrounding neighbors the Cunningham kind which refers to people living in the woods the Ewells kind which live in the dump and
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