To Kill A Mockingbird Rough Draft “It was Jem's turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. ‘It ain’t right,’ he muttered, all the way to the corner of the square where he found Atticus waiting.” (pg 284) Throughout the story To Kill a Mockingbird Jem, Scout’s older brother, matured and change a great deal. In addition, to maturing Jem became more logical. Also he now further understood the logic of racism and Maycomb.
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.
Children go to school to gain knowledge, but life can give children the most important education. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem, and Scout are two growing children navigating life in the 1930’s in racist Alabama. They see racism throughout their town and have to navigate how they want to live their lives or follow their town. In their own school, they see racist people, and they often question what they hear, see, and learn. Scout and Jem both learn most of their knowledge from, their father Atticus, their maid Calpurnia, and their neighbors.
So he kept quiet so he would not scare her with what happened when he went to go get his pants. On page 65 through 66 Jem starts to tell Scout what happened the night he went back. Jem told Scout how his jeans were folded and someone sewed them. It scared Jem because only Scout knew he was going back to get his jeans. He did not know who else would have
Lee uses this academic argument to establish that Jem has changed from the beginning of the story when he was childish and brash. In the passage, Lee uses the literary elements of characterization, setting, and parallelism to show Jem’s coming of age. Harper Lee uses direct and indirect characterization to demonstrate the three facets of Jem’s maturity. At the beginning of the passage, Lee directly characterizes Jem as physically being stronger and more manly. On page 300, Scout notices that Jem is “growing taller”.
Works Cited Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Chelsea House Publishers, 1999. Shmoop Editorial Team. “To Kill a Mockingbird Morality and Ethics Quotes Page 1.” Shmoop, Shmoop University, 11 Nov. 2008, www.shmoop.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/morality-ethics-quotes.html.
“Prejudice: To Kill a Mockingbird” Why do we judge strangers so harshly? Why is it that, when we walk down the street, we look and treat ‘odd’ people differently? Instead of giving the homeless person a wide berth when he flashes you a hopeful smile, why not return the smile, just as you would for anyone else? In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the townsfolk of Maycomb treat ‘odd’ people and African Americans with no respect or kindness. Many people are aware that Lee teaches this lesson when she describes how the white people of Maycomb treat African Americans.
In this essay i will investigate and determine the changes Jem and Scout takes during the course of the novel and also find the areas where they remain the same. By referring to the texts, firstly i will prove the changes occurred to the sibling apart from physical features and secondly state the remaining factors of the sibling. According to my research, the book ‘’To kill a Mocking Bird’’ is a novel written by Harper lee, and its background is set in the 1930’s. It is about a typical regular family in a small tiny country town in Alabama, the Maycomb city. In this period of time Maycomb suffered through the ‘’Great Depression’’ (Economically in difficult), but Scout & Jem’s dad Atticus, was a prominent lawyer who had a solid reasonable salary to hold his family economically.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells the story of Jean Louis Finch, nicknamed Scout. She lives in a small town called Maycomb county. The book is based in the 1930s showing us an inside look of what life looked like back then. The book focuses in the stories of Arthur Radley and Tom Robinson, and how they are a major part in her childhood. The book To Kill a Mockingbird portrays Scout as more intellectually developed than most young kids, but she is way too young to fully comprehend the severity of things, and this shows us that kids unconsciously follow the ‘rules’ that society has placed unless taught otherwise.
Jem keeps stopping and listening for brief periods of time because he believes he hears someone behind them. They continue walking and eventually are run down by someone who Scout claims “dragged his feet, as if wearing heavy shoes” and “wore thick cotton pants” (Lee 350). Scout is knocked over and Jem’s elbow is broken by the man. *Chapt. 29 6. Who has saved Scout and Jem?