How do Scout and Jem change their behaviors in the middle of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird?

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Jem grows apart from Scout, and Scout develops empathy.

At the beginning of the book, Scout and Jem are both young and behave like children.  By the trial, which is roughly the middle of the book, they are both behaving more maturely.  The trial demonstrates that Scout has learned how to empathize.  Jem also behaves in a more grown-up way, paying less attention to Scout.  Both of them have moved on from the kids’ games they used to play, acting out books and neighborhood gossip.

The relationship between Jem and Scout changes around the middle of the book.  Jem enters adolescence, and Scout can no longer understand him like she used to.  An example is the fact that the two begin to drift apart.

Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent,...

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