Jem Finch Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout (Jean Louise)- Jean Louise (more commonly known as Scout) is introduced to us as a young six year old girl who is innocent, but intrigued in the world. “‘If you shouldn’t be defendin‘ him, then why are you doin’ it?’ ‘For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. 'The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.’ ‘You mean if you didn’t defend that man, Jem and me wouldn’t have to mind you any more?’ ‘That’s about right.’ ‘Why?’” (Lee 78). This shows that Scout is determined to learn as much as possible about the world. Jem- Jem is Scout’s older brother. He can be described as brave, but his personality changes into…show more content…
Finch can be descibed as knowledgeable. ““Do you really think so?” This was Atticus’s dangerous question. “Do you really think you want to move there, Scout?” Bam, bam, bam, and the checkerboard was swept clean of my men. “Do you really think that, son? Then read this.” Jem would struggle the rest of an evening through the speeches of Henry W. Grady” (Lee 147). Here, Atticus is wise and calm, showing that even when under pressure, he maintains a cool and collected attitude. Dill- Dill can be described as charasmatic. He is somewhat of an onlooker, as is Scout. He is also brave, as he ran away from home to come back to Maycomb. “We watched Dill emerge by degrees… ‘I’m ‘bout to perish,” said Dill. “Got anything to eat?’” (Lee 141). Calpurnia- Calpurnia is the cook in the Finch home. She is very proper when she is taking care of Scout and Jem, but when she takes them to her black church, Scout asks her why she talks like them. “Calpurnia tilted her hat and scratched her head, then pressed her hat down carefully over her ears. ‘It’s right hard to say,’ she said. ‘Suppose you and Scout talked colored-folks’ talk at home it’d be out of place, wouldn’t it? Now what if I talked white-folks’ talk at church, and with my neighbors? They’d think I was puttin‘ on airs to beat Moses’” (Lee
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