Scout had a baton that she was spinning on the way home; Jem takes the Baton and hits it against Mrs. Dubose flowers. She has already known that Jem had ruined her flowers, so she talked to Atticus about it. Jem did this because of all the rude comments Mrs. Dubose said about him and his family “your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Chapter 11.page 135. Last sentence).
He appears to have been a very wicked and incorrigible person. Specially, he violated the Massachusetts law 1646 by carrying himself as a stubborn and rebellious son; he did not listen to the voice of his natural parents “who are persons of good repute for piety, honesty, and estate”. He had committed many crimes such as using unacceptable words to call his parents, frequently threatening to burn his father's house, killing his cattle and horse, busing and beating his father’s servants imperiling one’s life, etc. However, his parents still accepted his behavior, loving him with an excessive indulgence which made him, unable to be improved person, become more cruel. He was finally punished to stand on the ladder of the gallows with a rope around his neck for an hour.
Dave had many marks from the beatings he would get at home along with the burns from the stove incident. He also was caught stealing food during the school day so he wouldn’t starve to death, but since his principal found out and called his mother his punishments extended and he was starved and beaten up, “ By the end of the session, my nose bled twice and I was missing a tooth” (p.33). He was also sleep deprived, he said that one of his teachers “began by questioning me about my attentiveness. I lied, saying I had stayed up late watching television”(p.33). Appearance was not much of a matter to Catherine, so he send Dave with the same torn, smelly clothes every single day, but Dave knew exactly what to say when questioned “When asked, I had my readymade excuses Mother brainwashed into me.”
I look like my dad but act like my mom. Ponyboy hates me a little but I know I should be a little less strict. If anyone else dies from the gang are never going to beat the socs again in the rumbles especially if the person that dies is me. I love the gang and everyone in the gang because we all stick up for each other.
I am reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 208. In this section, Jem is punished for demolishing Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, and his punishment is that he has to read to her everyday for a month. Scout accompanies him, and a pattern soon occurs where Mrs. Dubose critiques them for how Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, and then falls into an oblivious state. What the children do not know is that Mrs. Dubose is a morphine addict who is trying to break her habit.
Have you ever judged someone and eventually realized that you were completely wrong about them? This is the case in To Kill A Mockingbird, which focuses on the two main characters, siblings Jem and Scout. The book talks about their relationship with their seemingly crazy and mysterious neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scouts views on Boo Radley really change. In the beginning, they know him only by rumors and stories, then as being frightening and mysterious, and eventually by coming to realize that he is a very different person than they had figured him to be.
Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocent actions combined with Boo’s actions changed the image of Boo, in their minds, from “a malevolent phantom” (10), a person who kills cats and eats squirrels to a neighbor they can trust, who saves them from Bob Ewell. Scout says at the end, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird a fictional drama by Harper Lee, labels are frequently used to further the plot and develop a story. Labels can be used positively or negatively. Even though some may say labels are normal, common labels that affect people in the town of Maycomb (the setting of TKAM) by Hurting them, Angering them and Negativity. Labels affect people by hurting them. The first example of hurt is when everyone thought Boo Radley was a bad guy and everyone did not like him or want to see him or talk to him.
A lot of people viewed Boo Radley as a monster who could not leave is house. That was not the case Boo was a nice person who helped people without them knowing some times. One night Scout and Jem were walking home after the event they were attended, Bob was following the kids home and he was intened trying to hurt them. Jem was attacked by Bob and Jem told his sister to run home. Scout was knocked down because of the custom she was wearing.
The cycle repeated and Michael just got used to it even so he still yearned to be free and rebellious but because of his stupidity, he is nowhere with no one to save him. In one of the cruel beatings, he heard the gunshots and this time they were inching forward at a rapid pace. The general which oversaw everything smirked and told the officials to take Michael to a different location and they followed suit as the rebels slowly took the hidden strong hold. In the days of sitting, Michael wondered how the rebellion grew and if there was another leader which lead it. He did not mind of course for he wanted it to succeed and he could see it in the eyes of the officials and guards that they were terrified of the rebellion and they know that the government is losing the game of cat and mouse which they played with the rebilion.
Throughout the story, we see dramatic shift in Jem's attributes. In the beginning, Jem is overbearingly bossy and doesn't want anyone to see him with his sister. An example on page 46 shows this. Scout has a piece of gum Another example is when Jem tries to show off to Dill that he's not scared.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird we learn about how Jem’s innocence is broken down from the beginning to the end of the story. These examples are shown throughout the course of the trial and Jem and Scout’s adventures in the book. One example of his innocence being broken down is when we learn Tom Robinson is convicted of rape even though all the evidence showed that Mr. Ewell had abused Mayella and convicted Tom for revenge. In chapter 21 Scout even points out how Jem was offended by how the trial ended, “Judge Taylor was polling the jury: "Guilty... guilty... guilty... guilty..." I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each "guilty" was a separate stab between them.”
To Kill A Mockingbird Characterization of Jem Scout “It is easier to be brave when someone needs your protection” is an excellent quote by Robert Jordan that highly illustrates Jem Finch from the classic To Kill A Mockingbird. This novel by Harper Lee is told through the eyes of Scout Finch, a young girl who is surrounded by racism and poverty. Scout and her more mature older brother Jem go through several challenges in their sleepy and southern town Maycomb, due to their Father Atticus’ important lawyer case defending a black man. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses characterization to portray Jem Finch as protective through him constantly telling Scout uplifting things, stopping her from things she should not be doing, and the act of putting her needs before his.
A Little Girl in a Big Racist World The Webster dictionary defines a bildungsroman as a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. Scout is the main character and narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, along with side characters such as Atticus, Jem, Dill, and Boo Radley. Scout learns many lessons in the novel that develop her into growing up, but three really stand out.