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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a journey through reality for Scout Finch and her brother Jem.

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Dewji Abbas Dewji Mrs. Bordner Pre IB English I October 13, 2009 Scouting for Reality To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a journey through reality for Scout Finch and her brother Jem. The plot takes place in 1933 overlooking the case of a black man, Tom Robinson, who is fighting for justice after being wrongly accused of raping a white woman. Tom Robinson is being defended by Atticus Finch, the only lawyer that would stand up for the black man. He tried vigorously to defend Tom, but despite his diligent efforts the all white jury comes up with the verdict guilty. Throughout the experience with Mrs. ...read more.

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Furthermore, through this experience, Scout learns to be tolerant against slander. Also, throughout the whole event, Scout?s maturity greatly increases as she learns what it means to be truly brave. Atticus even goes to say ?she was the bravest person I ever knew? (128). In addition she also displays this courage when she stands in front of mob next to the jail which held Tom Robison. In the end, this lesson helps Scout in the duration of the Tom Robinson case. Scout learns and matures greatly during her experiences with the Radley house. Arthur Radley more commonly known as ?Boo Radley? to Scout is a scary ghostly person. ...read more.

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To sum it up, Scout, as an immature child, looks at everything through appearance and judges it in the same manner. Just how the jury in the Tom Robinson case, judges Tom by the color of his skin. However, once she looks into the illusions of hers, she finds reality and stays true to Atticus advice ?You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it? (33). Finally the lessons that Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley taught Scout are valuable teachings of life which she will express and use throughout her whole life. ...read more.

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