To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Does Jem help Scout learn anything important in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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To Kill a Mockingbird has several themes which are developed through several story lines.  On one level, To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of a little girl growing up in Alabama during the Great Depression.  She spends most of her time, when not in school, with her older brother, Jem, who is often explaining to her how things are, as older siblings tend to do.  And, as younger siblings tend to do, Scout is not wildly impressed with Jem's expertise on the issues of the...

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