Loss Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

I need eight examples of loss of innocence in To Kill a Mockingbird.

I need the page number's and chapter also.

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  1. Scout's First Day at School (Chapter 2).  Scout has "never looked forward more to anything in my life," but her first day is a disaster. Her teacher, Miss Caroline, treats her badly because she reads so well, and she claims that "your father does not know how to teach."
  2. The Cementing of the Knothole (Chapter 7).  When Jem discovers the secret knothole filled with cement, he asks Nathan Radley about it. Boo's brother lies to him, telling Jem the tree was diseased. But when Atticus explains the tree is fine, Jem realizes that Nathan deliberately closed the hiding place to prevent Boo from communicating with the children.
  3. The Blanket (Chapter 8).  When Scout discovers that it was Boo that put the blanket on her shoulders on the night of Miss Maudie's house fire, she and Jem find out once and for all that Boo is their friend, not the neighborhood monster.
  4. Ol' One Shot (Chapter 10).  The children believe Atticus feeble and untalented, but they discover a hidden talent they could never have imagined: Atticus was once the best marksman in Maycomb County.
  5. Mrs. Dubose (Chapter 11).  Jem gets a lesson in real courage and how some people are not always what they seem when he spends a month reading to the cranky Mrs. Dubose. When she provides Jem with a present--a prize camellia--after she dies, the confused Jem calls her an "old hell-devil."
  6. Dill (Chapter 19).  Dill is forced to leave the courtroom in tears after the prosecutor's poor treatment of Tom Robinson. It is his first time in a courtroom, and he has never witnessed a lawyer cross-examining a witness before. "Hasn't anybody got any business talkin' like that--it just makes me sick."
  7. Jem and the Jury (Chapter 22).  The jury verdict leaves Jem in tears, and he wonders if juries shouldn't be abolished. He also has second thoughts about the caliber of people who live in Maycomb.
  8. Scout and Boo (Chapters 28-31).  Scout's fantasy comes to life when Boo Radley saves her life as well as Jem's from the attack by Bob Ewell. She sits with Boo and then walks him home; later, she relates Boo to a story Atticus has been reading her, telling her father that

"... he was real nice."
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."