Many changes in character occur in these chapters. Scout begins to see things from a new perspective and we learn the unfortunate news about Tom Robinson. Describe how Jem or Scout is changing in these chapters. Give examples from the text. Analyze the death of Tom Robinson and relate it to the foreshadowing that occurs in the last couple of paragraphs at the end of Chapter 25.

 


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Pamela Jimenez
02/27/2014 12:43pm

Scout and Jem, both had changed since the first chapter. They both have matured a lot. Scout has changed a little bit about how she has dressed. In chapter 24, she had wore a dress. But, under the dress were a pair of pants. Many of the ladies in the room did not believe her and thought it was a joke. Scout has became more independent and wise, because Jem liked being alone in one of the chapters. During the court Scout watched and listened to her father's words and motions. It made her eyes open and realize more. Dill was with Scout and Jem, he had cried because the court was too much for him. Tom Robinson had died in chapter 25. I was not expecting him to die. Tom was tired of waiting for justice, the right justice. He was shot because he ran, but he ran only because he wanted justice. He was not listened to. Tom ran when he was seen with Mayella, because he knew it would be trouble if he stayed. He ran his last time because he knew he did not belong there and it was of only trouble.

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madi graham
03/03/2014 8:26am

I agree that Scout has matured by listening to her dad talk in the courtroom which took self control. she also develops her own opinions and stands strong to her beliefs more and more.

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CJ
03/10/2014 3:30am

I agree because scout has gained many things such as maturity just from her father and the things he says and talks about the ought the story

Sarhai Lopez
03/05/2014 5:12am

I agree both are growing up and know more than kids their age.

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Brooke edes
03/10/2014 7:55am

I agree. I think every few chapters I see change in scout also jem. We all get wiser as we get older

Sarah
03/05/2014 6:35am

I defiantly agree with you here. By saying they both grew up throughout the story because they had . They both matured an gained respect

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Trey Repak
03/07/2014 9:05am

I agree with this because I noticed that scout has been growing up and they did start to gain more respect

Hailey Spath
03/05/2014 6:54am

Yes exactly! This is perfect.. I can't even add anything this is exactly what I wanted to say.

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Nick lux
03/05/2014 7:19am

I agree that Jem and scout are mat running since the beginning if the book.

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Evoli Manning
03/05/2014 7:53am

I agree with your ideas about Tom Robinson. All he wanted was justice.

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Cooper
03/05/2014 8:50am

This is a great response. I agree with you 100%

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Stephanie Dotson
03/05/2014 3:33pm

I agree with Pamela that Tom Robinson ran because he was tired of waiting for justice. It must have been torture waiting to see if you really were sentenced to death or not. I bet a million things were running around in his head and he probably just couldn't take it anymore, so he bolted.

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Natalie Pegg
03/05/2014 6:08pm

I agree with Stephanie. I can't even begin to imagine all of the crzy things that were going through his mind.

Gabby Harden
03/05/2014 5:41pm

Scout has been maturing greatly , she is starting to notice and pick up things on her own. She has always had her on mind and opinion but is using it more wisely. She has learned to pick her battles

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Lisa DeCaria
03/09/2014 7:26pm

I agree that Scout has learned to pick her own battles and I think that is a very important thing to learn. She's just like Atticus, who chooses battles that are worth fighting for. Like the Tim Robinson case.

Gabby Harden
03/05/2014 5:49pm

Yes ! I agree with all of this Pamela , couldn't have used any better examples.

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Dawson
03/06/2014 4:29am

Scout and Jem are both maturing throughout the novel they are learning what the realm world is like. They are going to learn that not everything I'm the world is full proof

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Chris castellucci
03/10/2014 4:15am

I agree that both Jem and scout are growing and the court showed them what the real world is

Kyle
03/06/2014 7:06am

I agree with Pamela 100%. Tom was tired of waiting around for the justice he wasn't going to get so he ran. 🏃💨

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Taylor Miller
03/06/2014 2:15pm

Awesome response, I completely agree

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Matt Stat
03/09/2014 9:17pm

I agree that Scout has matured and becomes more self confident this basically sums up everything I don't even need to write this bc of pam

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Noah Stamey
03/10/2014 3:53am

I agree that they have matured. I agree that Scout has became more wise.

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Bailey Ferguson
03/10/2014 7:44am

This response was amazing! I agree with this SOO much!!

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Hannah Dean
03/10/2014 4:20pm

I agree with Pam. I couldn't have said it myself any better!

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Madi graham
03/03/2014 8:23am

Earlier in the book, I said that Scout had changed, but Jem had not matured. now I think Jem and Scout have learned to be more independent. Jem was on his own a lot and Scout was listening, paying attention, and understanding, which mature for someone so young. Tom Robinson's death was foreshadowed because he ran before which showed that he ran when he felt "threatened" or n danger which was involved in his death

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Sophia Pinto
03/03/2014 8:43am

I agree because Jem is starting to voice his opinions more now. Scout is definitely more mature than her age shows.

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Erin Black
03/06/2014 8:28am

I agree because Jem is trying to act older and mature and be a grown up to show every one that hes changed and grew as a person. Scout is more mature than her age because she has to deal with the kids at school who mock her for her fathers choices. To deal with these issues she holds hr tounge and fists not beating anyone execpt to defend the honor of her father.

Lauren Starkloff
03/05/2014 6:44am

I agree, they are both becoming more independent!

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Cameron reddig
03/05/2014 6:44pm

I agree that the are both maturing and becoming more independent.

Taylor jones
03/05/2014 8:04am

I totally agree! They are learning how to stand on their own and be independent!

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Noah Adam
03/05/2014 9:09am

I agree with you, they both have been maturing a lot faster now. also Scout isnt talking to jem and being with him so much.

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Wil
03/06/2014 6:49am

I slightly agree, Jem has matured greatly but I feel scout is being forced to unwillingly and she'd rather stay a child but the events of the case and Attitcus being threatened has made her grow up

Meghan Baker
03/05/2014 12:59pm

I agree with you because I thought that jem was staying the same while scout kinda cought up with the maturaty level but now I find them both maturing and becoming more independen

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Max
03/06/2014 2:23pm

I agree with this statement completely. We've been really focused on Scout, as she has matured more, but Jem has too. He isn't taking part in so many childish games and activities, and has his own opinions as well

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taylor bradshaw
03/09/2014 7:01pm

I agree with Madi at first Scout was a follower wanting to do everything her brother did now she is independent. she is growing to be a good young lady and not letting anyone change her ways. I also agree that Tom getting killed is foreshadowed because if he ran at the house what will stop him from running in prison.

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Bailey Crawford
03/11/2014 4:20am

I agree, on multiple occasions they have shown maturity and independence, acting upon the morals they believe is correct however staying innocent in their misbehaving and childish acts.

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Sarhai Lopez
03/05/2014 5:12am

I think Jen ans Scout are both maturing and are learning many things. They are now understand ing many of the things that have happened.

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Cameron reddig
03/05/2014 6:46pm

I think that Scout and Jem are both maturing learning new lessons as we continue the story.

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Leah Renn
03/09/2014 3:08pm

I agree! Both Jem and scout can now actually comprehend what is happening around them.

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TJ
03/05/2014 5:23am

Scout is actually trying to act like a lady and separating from Jem. Jem is growing up, beginning to feel above the childish things Scout does. Both are growing up and beginning to fit into their places in society.

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Mat McPhail
03/05/2014 5:46am

Both Jem and Scout are maturing very quickly in these chapters. They are becoming more independent and begin to fit the role that they are supposed to play in Maycomb's society.

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Sarah
03/05/2014 6:41am

Both characters Jem an Scout have grown up throughout the book. They both matured but especially Scout I think . I think scout started to realize that it wasn't easy back then. Both Jem also mature by showing respect to Atticus . They both started to act their age by the end

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Lauren Starkloff
03/05/2014 6:43am

Scout and Jem both matured in these chapters. Scout is defiantly showing more independence! Tom was shot and killed because he tried to run away, in chapter 24 you can tell she is still a tom boy because she wears shorts under her dress. So even though she's changing she's still staying true to herself.

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Noah Haislip
03/05/2014 9:05am

I agree 100%. Scout is becoming more independent but is still staying true to her tom boy self.

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Nick coconato
03/06/2014 8:03am

I agree, she is maturing through the chapters but the most is right after Tom is shot. She also realizes she likes aunt Alexandria more and more as the chapters progress so she is indeed maturing.

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Hailey Spath
03/05/2014 7:00am

In these chapters Scout has really grown up & it's impressing people but Jem has been growing up and maturing in a way Scout wasnt fond of in the beginning because he started to do things without her but now since Scout is maturing as well they begin to bond. Dill cries in during the trial because of the injustice, i think this is a very significant point in the book, as Dill hangs out with Scout & Jem he is learning to accept people as they are and he begins to grasp and agree with the morals and the perspectives of Jem & Scout, they influence him. That's big for this time, kids are less prejudice than the adults, being more mature and handling things a lot better than most adults.

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Sean Carney
03/06/2014 12:48pm

I agree with you 100%, couldn't have said it better myself.

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AJ Varick
03/05/2014 7:10am

Jem and Scout have been maturing throughout these chapters and Scout has been showing it by how she dressed. They have been becoming more independent and showing how there are in society.

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Zack Ruettgers
03/05/2014 7:10am

Scout and Jem are getting more matured at the story progresses. Tom got shot and killed and he still tried to run away.

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AJ Varick
03/05/2014 7:11am

I agree and that's exactly what I said too

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Zack Ruettgers
03/05/2014 7:14am

I agree with AJ that they both becoming more independent and in society

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Nick lux
03/05/2014 7:17am

Calpurnia Is calling Jem mr show that the other characters think Jem and scout are maturing. Scout once said in the book that Jem is becoming more of a girl than scout.

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Evoli Manning
03/05/2014 7:50am

Jem has grown up significantly. He was quite shanken up by the Tom Robinson case. But he must have worked it out with himself because he became normal ( for a boy).

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Taylor jones
03/05/2014 8:02am

I think they definitely have changed. They have matured and are able to understand what is going on in the town around them.when they heard the news about Tom Robinson shaken up and confused. But I think in some way they learned from it for example Jem stopped scout from killing a bug on the back porch and when she asked why he said it never did anything to you. I think that has to do directly with the Tom Robinson case.tom ran for justice, he knew he was innocent but he just couldn't get anyone except few to believe him and do something about it

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Israel Guzman
03/05/2014 8:06am

They live in world where nothing is fair. Racism will always surround them. They can choose to ignore it or to accept it and do something about it.

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Israel Guzman
03/05/2014 8:03am

Jem and Scout are separating. Jem is growing up to be a more mature man and is learning right from wrong. Scout is paying attention from what she is seeing and becoming more like a lady. Both of the kids are starting to realize what the world is. Tom died trying to escape. He was tired of waiting for white people to decide his fate. He was shoot while he was crossing the fence.

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Steven Tran
03/05/2014 8:11am

I felt bad when I read that Tom had been killed, but I believe it was his fault. Atticus said that there was still a chance that Tom could walk away free, but he threw that chance away by running.

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Steven Tran
03/05/2014 8:06am

Jem is definitely growing up because he is starting to see things from a new perspective. In the beginning of chapter 25, Scout was about to kill an insect, but Jem stops her. I think that Jem is starting to understand that killing innocent people/things is wrong after watching the trial and learning about Tom Robinson's death. Tom was shot 17 times after trying to escape the prison. At the end of chapter 25, Mr. Underwood relates Tom's death to "the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children". This is showing that people are now starting to understand the prejudice shown towards colored people and that some characters are starting to stand up for what they believe is right. This probably foreshadows a change in equality between whites and blacks.

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Mat McPhail
03/06/2014 5:09am

Yes, I agree. I think Jem is beginning to grow up. He won't put up with Scout acting so childish sometimes. I think that this causes Scout to want to grow up also, so she can be like her older brother.

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Cooper
03/05/2014 9:04am

Its sad that tom was killed the way he was killed. Scout hasnt matured much. But Jem has grown up a lot. The children have matured a lot through the book.

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Noah Haislip
03/05/2014 9:07am

Jem is maturing because he is starting to see things in different perspectives. Scout hasn't matured much but she is still staying true to herself. An example of this would be her wearing shorts under her dress.

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Noah Adam
03/05/2014 9:23am

I think that Jem and Scout have matured now. In the begining of the story i said that jem was only maturing an now i think Scout is to. She she is leaving Jem alone an is starting to give him his space.

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Nick Stanley
03/06/2014 6:47am

I agree with Noah because I also said that Jem was the only one that was maturing but looking at it again but at the end I think scout is to.

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Meghan Baker
03/05/2014 1:09pm

I think Scout and Jem are growing up and maturing in the sence that Scouts only in 3 grade shes not as mature as Atticus or any other adult but she is at the matority level for her age, maybe even a little higher. Jem is maturing in a sence that he knows whats right from wrong and whats going on in the world. So I think they are both maturing in their own pace and their own way. I think Toms case was an automatic lose because even if he is a saint he is still black and we all know what it was like back then.

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Stephanie Dotson
03/05/2014 3:30pm

I believe that Scout has matured significantly throughout the novel especially in these chapters. Although she continues not to completely understand or care about lady talk she does start to recognize all the things she does correctly and what she does wrong. She also doesn't cry as much and can contain her feelings easier. We see this when she starts shaking and Miss Maudie Atkinson tells her to stop and that they need to go out and continue to entertain the ladies. Scout successfully stops shaking and helps hand out refreshments to the ladies.
The last paragraph of chapter 25 is foreshadowing because Mr. Ewell's reaction to the death of Tom Robinson was one down two to go. I think this foreshadows his violent attitude towards more people he has a conflict with, possibly including Atticus or another who helped Tom Robinson.

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Arly Ramirez
03/09/2014 6:54pm

I agree that she is maturing that way and I also agree that the little reunion is good portrayal of her maturity. I sort of agree with what you said about the foreshadow, but I think that Mr. Ewell's reaction was what would happen to another person.

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Natalie Pegg
03/05/2014 6:14pm

Scout is without a doubt maturing throughout these chapters. She begins to develop her own opinions and is opened up to hearing many grown up topics and she handles them well. Tom was tired of being around all the injustice that surrounded him and he had so much going on his mind that he was willing to risk his life just to even attempt to escape that place.

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Courtney Swanteson
03/06/2014 5:09am

I agree with the fact that Scout is developing her own opinions about things. She is no longer just going along with what other people say, she is creating her own idea of what she thinks is right.

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Logan Brock
03/06/2014 5:06am

I think that scout is maturing now more than scout because scout really went through her maturity stage in the early novel. I think that mainly the case because of how tom died. Like the insect incident they did not kill it but they would have early in the novel.

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Courtney Swanteson
03/06/2014 5:07am

I think Scout has matured a lot since the beginning of the book. She can talk and listen to adult topics of conversation. She can successfully hold in her feelings when she needs to. As far as Tom, I think he may have thought that he was going to be out to death anyway, so he might as well try to escape and possibly get out.. I mean it was worth a shot. Chances are he was going to end up dead anyway.

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Max
03/06/2014 5:37am

I think Scout has definately matured a lot, bit just through these chapters, but thought the whole book. One big change that was most likely hard for her to do is changing her wardrobe. She began wearing dresses, like in chapter 24 (even though she wore pants under). But mentally she grew up, making more of her own opinions and choices in action. She didn't just bandwagon with the other people. She also started taking part in more adult conversations. She would understand and listen, as well as possibly engage in what they're talking about. Towards the beggining of the book, she would get bored and annoyed, leaving to do something else.

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Max
03/06/2014 5:38am

Sorry for any typos, autocorrect

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Reese Shoesmith
03/06/2014 5:43am

I agree that Scout has matured by listening to her dad talk in the courtroom which took self control. she also develops her own opinions and stands strong to her beliefs more and more.

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Kas Madden
03/06/2014 5:48am

Jem and Scout are really starting to understand how the Maycomb County justice system works. When Tom Robinson died, everyone in the Finch family were really upset. It's really tragic that Tom died and I know it was very painful for Atticus and Calpurnia to have to tell Mrs. Robinson that her husband died. You can tell that this really affected Jem because he got mad at Scout when she asked him about Hitler. Jem misunderstood Scout and thought she was talking about Tom Robinsons situation. That's how you can tell that Jem is getting older.

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Wil
03/06/2014 6:54am

Scout and Jem have been maturing a lot and the death of Robinson has affected them greatly and brought reality to scouts eyes that the world is truly unfair. But I feel the town forgot about him to easily and I didn't expect him to die. I thought he would just spend life in jail

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Kyle
03/06/2014 7:05am

Scout and Jem are maturing very quickly in these chapters. Scout is also becoming smarter and learning to handle her self better.

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Nick coconato
03/06/2014 8:00am

Scout and hem are maturing in thought and action, you can tell the grown ups know because they start to include them in activities, talks, and news. Tom robinsons death was anticipated because it was said there was a good chance of him being sentenced to death anyway so running was his best option in his mind. Scout is maturing because she compares herself to aunt Alexandria and mrs Maudie to try to be more adult and lady like. She tries to handle the news well and she ends up handling it better than jem.

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Erin Black
03/06/2014 8:25am

Jem and Scout are maturing through out these chapters because they start to be included in the conversation more with the adults. For example Scout is involoved with the dinner party her aunty had. They include her in the conversation and let her learn the news of Tom. In addition Atticus lets Jem and Dill ride to the black neighborhood to tell Tom's wife the unfourtunate news of her husbands fate.

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Irena Vasilioglo
03/08/2014 5:11pm

I agree with Erin. Scout is beginning to get more involved with adult conversations, this shows that she is able to handle the real news that's going on, maybe even the harsh news.

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sophie metz
03/06/2014 9:11am

I feel like Jem and Scout are maturing because they start talking and hanging out with older people.

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Sean Carney
03/06/2014 12:46pm

Scout and Jem have matured a lot since the beginning. Scout is finally starting to dress correctly for her age. Jem is a lot smarter and more matured. Tom Robinson died i chapter 25 because he was shot trying to escape prison. H was trying to run away because he wanted justice, just like he did at Mayellas house.

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Taylor Miller
03/06/2014 2:18pm

I think they are both maturing, both at different paces, but both still maturing. I feel like scout has a great balance between being mature, but at the same time still having that kid attitude.

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Trey Repak
03/07/2014 9:07am

Scout has definitely changed because she went from being a super tomboy to actually wearing a dress. Also, Jem has become a lot more independent. I think the trial changed how they thought and really matured them.

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sophie metz
03/08/2014 7:23am

I agree with everythng you said

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sophie metz
03/08/2014 7:22am

I think scout has changed she taking notice of a lot more around her

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Irena Vasilioglo
03/08/2014 5:08pm

Scout has greatly matured throughout the book, and a little bit throughout these chapters. She begins to understand adult topics, she also learns to have opinions of her own and not just go with what everyone else is saying, she begins to have a mind of her own. I was shocked when I read that Tom Robinson was shot, but this showed some people that the prejudice that was shown toward the colored people had gotten a bit too far. Maybe this will foreshadow in equal rights between the blacks and whites.

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Leah Renn
03/09/2014 3:14pm

Both Jem and Scout have just experienced a great loss. This is a hard thing to go through as a kid and they both handle it very well. This shows just how much they have both matured.

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Arly Ramirez
03/09/2014 6:47pm

I believe that Scout is becoming more mature and has also corrected things that she does wrong. She has learned quickly to blend in with those that are around her, for the time being. For example, when Aunt Alexandra and the other ladies have a little 'get together' Scout is polite and acts as a ''normal girl'' should. When Tom died, Mr. Ewell made a comment that was along the lines of, "one down and about two more to go." If you continue to read the death of Tom Robinson and Mr. Ewell's comment portrays the next details in the story.

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taylor bradshaw
03/09/2014 6:58pm

I think at the beginning of the book Scout and Jem were very immature and as the book continued they learned new things. I think in these chapters you see them maturing and making an opinion for themselves. they don't let other people tell them how to feel or what to believe.

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Lisa DeCaria
03/09/2014 7:22pm

Both Scout and Jem have grown up since the beginning if the book. Both physically and mentally. They've matured more and they understand things that most people that live in their town will probably never understand in their lifetime. They realize how unfair the people in our world can be.

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Matt Stat
03/09/2014 9:20pm

Scout and Jem have both matured greatly in. The novel they become self reliant they realize all the racism and know it's unfair but have to deal with it anyway, Tom should have just escaped that could have been the best thing to do

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Noah Stamey
03/10/2014 3:51am

Scout matures a great deal throughtout the chapters. The death of Tom Robinson stuns Aunt Alexandra and Atticus. Scout and Jem both learn how the justice system in maycomb works though they don't agree with it.

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Chris Castellucci
03/10/2014 4:13am

Scout matures a lot and the Finch household realizes how brutally injustice the court system is th blacks.

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TJ Gottlieb
03/10/2014 4:15am

Jem and scout are both maturing in these chapters because they are starting to get along. The trial of Tom Robinson has brought a sense of reality to their eyes. The book foreshadows how Tom Robinson will get accused of being guilty just because he is black.

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Grant Goodman
03/10/2014 4:21am

In these chapters, Scout matures in thought. She develops her own ideas on Tom Robinson and makes her own decisions on what is right and what is wrong.

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Mitchell Mcphail
03/10/2014 4:35am

Jem and scout are both maturing. Scout is becoming more of a lady. Like the way she deals with Tom's death, she goes back into the room and acts like nothing happened. Jem is growing in stature. He gets taller and tarted growing hair under his arms

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Bailey Ferguson
03/10/2014 7:50am

Scout has defiantly changed in these chapters! She has matured so much! Scout try's to not be a tom boy and wear a dress but she still had pants underneath! I think since chapter one her and Jem have matured greatly!

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Brooke edes
03/10/2014 7:54am

Scout has matured alot. I think almost every few chapters I see change. I would've bolted just like Tom if I know I'm innocent and not getting justice.

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Courtney Finley
03/10/2014 4:05pm

Scout has changed throughout this book she is starting to pick up things that she used to not understand. Jem has helped her grow up and has taught her things. Jem has matured too he is acting like his dad and has learned to not listen to what people say.

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Hannah Dean
03/10/2014 4:18pm

I can see the changes of Scout and Jem throughout the book. Scout has greatly matured but I feel as if she still wants to be a child and honestly she is one so I think she should act like one! But Jem and Scout have grown very independent and have both seen the difficuties of life. Knowing that Jem and Scout both saw Tom Ronbinson's trial I feel like it both affected them in a different way since they were children. I mean they finally understand how unfair life is.

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