Jem's Maturity In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird consists of bildungsroman which mainly focuses on Scout growing up but as well, it includes about Jem learning to become a man. Jem advances from a ten year old child to a young gentlemen. This is shown when he is stopping fights, showing a newfound respect for the people around him and becoming trustworthy as some of the ways he shows his maturity in this bildungsroman. By chapter three Jem’s maturity begins to be demonstrated. One of the fights Jem stops is the one between Scout and Walter. The way Jem stops the fight between them was by pulling Scout off of Walter saying “You’re bigger’n he is” which is on page 30 and displays how he begins his maturity. Jem has also invited Walter to his house when he fought with Scout because he knew the Walter didn’t have anything to eat. Jem begins to show respect once he had a pleasant conversation with Walter on the way Atticus does with him at the dinner table. Jem normally wouldn’t show his respect before, but then it is shown throughout his way to maturity. …show more content…

This started for Jem when he showed respect towards Atticus. While growing up he saw that Atticus wasn’t like the other fathers. Atticus has preferred reading than to playing football outside, and Jem had thought him as dull and uninteresting. A reference of this is when Scout said “Jem was football crazy. Atticus was never too tired to play keep-away, but when Jem wanted to tackle him, Atticus would say, I’m too old for that, son” in page 118 of chapter 10. However, this began to change as he got

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