Theme Of Childhood In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout the story, Jem shows sign of growing maturity. In the previous chapters, he was a childish boy who liked adventures and seeked to satisfy his curiosity about Boo Radley's reclusiveness. Jem’s childish side was presented when he and Scout built a snowman and sent a note to Boo Radley. It was only when Dill left, Jem began growing up. Dill was a symbol of childhood to the Finch’s family as he led them to childish plays in the summer. When he left, Jem began wanting to meet his father’s standards of growing up. A major scene that appeared to demonstrate Jem’s sense of responsibility was when he told on Dill to Atticus. After the siblings fought not to antagonize Aunt Alexandra, they found Dill hidden under Scout’s bed. Scout and Jem
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