Essay On Jem Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the two main characters are two children named Jem and Scout. These two children go through many journeys together as they become more wise and mature. There lives are shaken when their dad, a lawyer in the town of Maycomb, gets a case involving a persecuted black man who is charged with rape. The children become more mature and wise as they go through the hard time. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, contrary to what most believe, Jem developed the most wisdom/maturity of all the characters. Jem starts off as an innocent, young boy who, through the book, becomes more wise and mature than any of the other characters. This is shown in chapter 24 when Jem is trying explain the social classes of people. “‘You know something Scout? I've got it all figured out, now. I've thought about it a lot lately and I've got it figured out. There's four kinds of folks in this world. There's the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there's the kind like the Cunningham’s out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the negroes’” (Lee 302). This quote by Jem shows that he is becoming more attentive towards things such as prejudice. This is because he is becoming more mature…show more content…
The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations” (Samuel Ullman). This quote by Samuel Ullman shows how maturity is measured. The reason why Jem has become more mature than Scout is because Scout doesn't know how think, speak and act her feeling within the bounds of dignity. When someone is maddening Scout, she tends to blow up and fight the person, on the other hand Jem stays cool when people are maddening him. Jem has become a more wise and mature person throughout the book than any other character mentioned in the book To Kill a
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