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.
This is a passage from the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ written by Harper Lee. Tom Robinson has been charged of rapping Mayella Ewell, daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus, advocate of Tom has done well to prove that Tom is innocent but the tension still exists as Tom Robinson is a black person. Racism against black people, which was present in huge volume in Alabama (where the story takes place), even in the courtroom shows how intense the situations were. This passage shows how an innocent child (Jean Louise) views the racism that is present within Maycomb and its citizens, which causes loss of innocence and hope in several characters.
In Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird the scene I picked from the book would be in Chapter 28, when Boo Radley saves the children Jem and Scout. This essay will be exploring the scene of Boo Radley, Jem, and Scout all reach the stage of coming of age. Boo Radley steps out of his comfort zones and saves the two kids. Scout meets Boo and approaches Boo maturely. Atticus Finch accepts Boo for saving his son and daughter.
Morality Morality is doing what is right regardless of what others will think. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. As they grow up in a small, segregated town Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and her older brother Jeremy “Jem” Finch learn many important scrupulous lessons through their father, Atticus. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes Atticus to display the importance of courage, tolerance, and empathy.
Have you ever thought your parents weren't cool? We all have, so does Jem and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. No, this isn't an essay on why you should think your parents aren't cool it's to take a cool satisfy sip of Jem Finch's life as a young boy in a racist society. In addition we will crawl around and Jem’s skin to get the just of Jem's life and other aspects of it. Boo!
In the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it displays how many racial issues occurred in the southern part of the country during the 1930’s. An example being when Tom Robinson who is a innocent black man who is being accused of assault against Mayella Ewell. At the courthouse, every witness stated that Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell on November 21st and punched her in her right eye. But, Tom Robinson can’t use his left arm so there was no possible way that Tom Robinson punched Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch attempts to prove Tom Robinson’s innocence by using strong, emotional appeals to convince the jury.
Empathy is a quality difficult to attain. Not many people can really look through the eyes of someone else most of us are sympathetic. Empathy is almost a rare feeling how often are you going to feel empathy for the syrian refugees or children in Africa? It’s hard to feel empathy for things that we haven't experienced. But in every bundle of people their is an Atticus Finch.
“Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.” -- Simon Bolivar. Throughout each book, both of the characters,Jem from To Kill a Mockingbird and Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part - Time Indian mature a lot from experiences and judgement they use. Jem believes he is invincible and no punishment can touch him and also that all people have good intentions.
In To Kill A Mocking Bird, Harper lee shows that it is better to make decisions based on your own conscience than society's expectation. Three characters that made their decision based on their own conscience are Atticus, Boo Radley, Jem. Even though society was against them, they stuck to what they thought is right and made their own decisions. Atticus got rejected by society for helping a helpless colored man, he made a decision which was very unusual because most of the people in Maycomb were racist and picked on black people. Atticus makes decisions based on his own conscience by taking on the Tom Robinson case, the society were against him and even said “do you defend n****** Atticus?”(Lee 75) everyone was surprised by the decision atticus made, and most people were against him and started to hate him and make fun of him.
Throughout the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem has changed as the story progresses. How does he change throughout the novel? Jem changes throughout To Kill a Mockingbird because he is starting to follow in his father’s footsteps and he is starting to question the towns’ accepted view on racism. Jem is starting to follow in his father’s footsteps. Another example would be when Jem is starting to grow up.