sugesstions on what Scout & Jem learn about their own prejudices & fears
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Jem has expected that with the evidence presented in court Tom is bound to be found not guilty. He cannot understand how the jury is still compelled to give a not guilty verdict, and this has altered his perception of the community in which he felt so secure.
'I always thought Maycomb folks were the best folks in the world.'
Scout begins to examine her earlier treatment of Walter Cunningham and when Atticus elaborates on the Cunningham's change of attitude towards Tom Robinson, she decides that her earlier moves to befriend Walter Cunningham were worthwhile. She also learns a little more about the depth and irrationality of Aunt Alexandra's prejudices.
'To Kill a Mockingbird' - Harper Lee