"Great Expectations", "To Kill a Mocking Bird", and "Romeo and Juliet" are very complex and sophisticated pieces of literature. Each piece of literature has a key character in it. In "Great Expectations" there is Pip, a common boy who gets the chance to become a proper man. In "To Kill a Mocking Bird", Jem is the son of a lawyer who is defending a black man. And in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is a young girl who thinks she has found true love. Each one of these characters has gained understanding of themselves as a result of confusion or prejudice.
Pip is a character that learns a great amount by his own confusion. Throughout Great Expectations Pip believes he is in love with Estella, an appealing, proper girl. He believes he likes Estella because Estella's guardian kept telling Pip how pretty Estella is and how he should adore her.
As Pip grew older this stuck to him and his goal in life became marry Estella. However, little did Pip know Estella would never be interested in him because Miss Havisham, Estella's guardian, brought up Estella never to love or show affection. When Pip got older he went back home to where Estella lived, so he could win her heart over. But, that is when he figured out he could never have Estella because she is a cold hearted woman. From this experience, Pip learned never to set your mind on one thing. He also learned to stay open minded. Lastly, Pip learned to be ready for whatever the world throws at him.
Jem is a character from the book To Kill a Mocking Bird who learns a lot from prejudice. Jem lives in the south during a really racist time in American history.