Jem Character Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird

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Character Analysis Essay
Atticus is seen as a bad parent by the town and his sister, but Scout and Jem see him as an amazing parent. He taught Scout how to read, and he gives them awe-inspiring advice which helps them through all of their life lessons. For example, when Jem had to go and read to Mrs. Dubose’s house Atticus told Jem “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee 112). In To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem transforms from a helpful young kid, such as when Atticus had to pay Jem to take Scout to school, to a responsible teenager primarily due to the trial of Tom Robinson vs. Mayella Ewell.
At the beginning of the book Jem is seen by the audience as a child, he plays in the tree house, he acts out different games, and he plays with other kids including Dill and his sister. Jem is not seen as responsible or culpable, but that is all part of him having as a
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Now the character is responsible teenager and this would not have been possible without the trial. The trial of Tom Robinson vs. Mayella Ewell seemed to be a straightforward to the Finch children. When Jem said “He’s just gone over the evidence, and we’re gonna win, Scout” (Lee 202). They were for sure that Tom was going to be seen as not guilty. But Tom Robinson was seen as “guilty” (Lee 211). Scout was a bit surprised but Jem was astonished that Tom lost the trial and would have to be executed. That trial really changed Jem and how he sees people. This novel is popular is because how people viewed black people back then compared to now, and this book teaches good life lessons. The audience can go through Jem and Scout’s life and see them grow
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