What are some quotes/passages form which show scout and jem share the same experience form their of good and evil, yet vividly different conclusions?My thesis statement is : Both scout and jem...

What are some quotes/passages form which show scout and jem share the same experience form their of good and evil, yet vividly different conclusions?

My thesis statement is : Both scout and jem share the same experience form their of good and evil, yet come to vividly different final assumptions. Please help, in body paragraph form would be great .

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One example comes when Aunt Alexandra refuses to allow Walter Cunningham Jr. to come and play with Scout at the Finch house "Because--he--is--trash..." Jem calms Scout with a Tootsie Roll and then explains to her that he thinks there's four kinds of people in Maycomb:

"... the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors... the Cunninghams out in the woods... the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes."  (Chapter 23)

But Scout disagrees. She believes

"... there's just one kind of folks. Folks."  (Chapter 23)

Another example comes when Bob Ewell makes the comment that Toms death made it "one down and about two more to go." The mere mention of the name Ewell gives Scout "a queasy feeling," but Jem believes that Bob's talk is just "more hot gas than anything." Scout wants to warn Atticus about her worries, but Jem threatens to "never speak to me again" if she "breathed a word to Atticus."  (Chapter 25)

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