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The Role Of Ignorance In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird the game Scout, Jem and Dill played suggests the ignorance that abounds in the children but also in the parents of Maycomb. “Does this by any chance have anything to do with the Radleys?” said Atticus. “No sir,” said Jem, reddening. (Lee 53) Jem avoiding the subject and lying to his father was wrong and they knew he wouldn’t approve of the game but they played it anyways. Their game was a “secret” but also making fun of Boo and his family adding bits and pieces of their own lines to the tale. The adults don’t know but ignore the fact of the rumors trickling down to their kids such as Scout and Jem. Ignoring the fact that they don’t know 100% about the Radleys. Ignorance to Society through the adults and
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