Describe the shift in Jem’s perspective of Atticus from the beginning of Chapter 10 to the end.
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As Jem matures, his perception of his father changes. He no longer sees Atticus as dull and boring. Jem begins to see his father as honest, articulate, kind and heroic. In chapter 10 Jem says, "Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!" As Jem continues to see the darker side of people and the ugliness beneath Maycomb's small town "values", he appreciates his father more and more. By the end of the book Jem understands just what Atticus has that enables him to stand up for truth and what is right in a society so filled with the opposite.