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Yes. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, prejudice is a feeling of like or dislike for someone or something, especially when it is not reasonable or logical. At the beginning of the novel, Jem believes the false rumors and terrifying stories about the Finches' reclusive neighbor Boo Radley. Jem's irrational feelings...

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Yes. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, prejudice is a feeling of like or dislike for someone or something, especially when it is not reasonable or logical. At the beginning of the novel, Jem believes the false rumors and terrifying stories about the Finches' reclusive neighbor Boo Radley. Jem's irrational feelings of fear toward Boo Radley would be classified as being prejudiced. Jem believes Miss Stephanie's gossip and views Boo Radley as a "malevolent phantom." Jem is scared to walk past the Radley home and describes Boo Radley as a grotesque, monstrous human being who eats squirrels and chews on furniture. As a child, Jem is not aware that Boo Radley is simply a shy individual who is a rather magnanimous person. As Jem gets older, he gains perspective and realizes Boo is a harmless, kind neighbor. His childhood belief that Boo Radley was a sinister, atrocious monster depicts his prejudiced feelings towards Boo early on in the novel. 

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