Why is "To Kill a Mockingbird" truly the story of Jem maturing more so than Scout?

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Apr 22, 2018

Jem learns and understands the realities of the real world, while Scout doesn't understand what she is seeing.


In the book, Jem learns to understand what happens in the real world. At the very end of the book, he realizes that Boo Radley doesn't come outside not because he's a murderer being held there, but because he wants to. However, Scout never truly understands this concept, but doesn't question anything. Sorry if this is a garbage answer, I'm suuuppper tired