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These two chapters mark several endings and beginnings for Jem and Scout in terms of  understanding. Chapter 6 concludes their second summer with Dill, while Chapter 7 begins Scout's  second year of school. The reader should remember that first sentence in Chapter 1 states that  Scout is retelling the events that lead up to Jem's broken arm. These two chapters lay much of the  remaining foundation for what is to come by further exploring the children's relationship — or lack  thereof — with Boo Radley and his family. Prejudice begins to play a bigger role in the novel in these two chapters. Truthfully, it is a kind of  prejudice that spurs Jem and Dill to try to "get a look" at Boo Radley. All along they claim that their  interest is in the name of friendship, but readers know by now that both boys have a morbid curiosity  to gawk at what they assume must be a freak of nature. The boys show prejudice toward Scout by saying things like, "'You don't have to come along, Angel 
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