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The Theme Of Coming Of Age In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main characters named Scout and Jem are surrounded by racism in the Jim Crow 1930s in a southern town in Alabama. As they come of age Jem and Scout are able to understand advice and problems in Maycomb while being influenced greatly by Maycomb's citizens and laws. While this is happening, the theme of coming of age occurs a lot throughout the book, and as they grow up Atticus guides them and gives them advice while they mature. As the book progresses Jem, and Scout come of age and gain key experiences such as Tom Robinson's trial that shape their actions taken in the later stages of the book. Near the end of the book Scout starts to understand Atticus's advice to step in someone's
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