To Kill a Mockingbird

What does Jem misunderstand about the length of the jury's deliberations? What is the significance of this jury's deliberations and the effect they have on Jem?

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Based on the jury's deliberation, Jem naively believed that Tom Robinson would be found innocent of the charges against him. The jury only deliberated a few hours because one of the jurors voted not guilty. Jem is devastated by the outcome.


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