TKAM wp #1: Jem’s Maturation Throughout the story Jem shows a huge amount of maturation. The book starts when Jem is about ten years of age and still acts like a young boy. He loves to play with his toys, make up games to play with Scout and Dill, go on adventures, and many more.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird we learn about how Jem’s innocence is broken down from the beginning to the end of the story. These examples are shown throughout the course of the trial and Jem and Scout’s adventures in the book. One example of his innocence being broken down is when we learn Tom Robinson is convicted of rape even though all the evidence showed that Mr. Ewell had abused Mayella and convicted Tom for revenge. In chapter 21 Scout even points out how Jem was offended by how the trial ended, “Judge Taylor was polling the jury: "Guilty... guilty... guilty... guilty..." I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each "guilty" was a separate stab between them.”
Scout matured quickly through her experiences of the real world. She realized many harsh realities at a very young age. Through her journey she learned the terrible effects of people's racism and hate. Many of the things she learned were not for someone of her age but because of the situations in To Kill a Mockingbird. The story was told by an adult Scout,
“As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else for us to learn, except possibly algebra” (279). This quotation is an excerpt from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, which takes place during the height of the Great Depression in Maycomb County, Alabama. The author, Harper Lee, frequently presents growing up as one of the most important pieces of the story. This quote leads into the idea that, throughout the book, Jem and Scout learn several valuable lessons as they age. Harper Lee believes that growing up is impelled by significant life experiences.
Throughout the story, we see dramatic shift in Jem's attributes. In the beginning, Jem is overbearingly bossy and doesn't want anyone to see him with his sister. An example on page 46 shows this. Scout has a piece of gum Another example is when Jem tries to show off to Dill that he's not scared.
Scout Grows Up Throughout this novel Scout matures when she and Jem go through the trial about Tom Robinson, and Scout sees how Boo Radley has changed how she thinks about and views people. “I told Jem if that was so, then why didn’t tom’s jury, made up of folks like the Cunningham’s, acquit Tom spite the Ewells?” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout transforms from gullible and naive to mature and she starts to get an understanding of what’s happening around her.
In the novel to To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has shows us how Scout how matures throughout the novel by giving events that has happened in the book and shows a specific detail on how it impact her to be mature An idea come from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird in the chapters it provide us that Scout also matures from the time she spends with the people who live around her and with talk with her. At the end of novel she has lost much of her innocence due mostly to the events surrounding her. In my opinion the event that had a big impact on Scout was the court that took place it has changed Scout because she learns about prejudice and intolerance when she witnesses the trial of
Scout’s Developing Judgment Everyone passes judgment, without knowing the motives behind someone’s actions. An example of this is in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, where an old man who chooses to be distant from society saves two young kids who had completely misjudged him. At the beginning of the story, Scout and Jem are quick to believe the stereotypes told about Mr. Radley, and they pass false judgment because of Boo Radley’s actions, such as never leaving his house.
To Kill A Mockingbird Although Scout did not speak very much during this part of the book I think some of her comments and actions caused a colossal impact on how Jem responded to the dare. Jem, still a child, wants to look like he is capable of doing things right, being the second man of the house. It seems Jem feels like he has a moral obligation to be right in every way, and look strong in from of his younger friends, and sister. The fact that scout is younger,and is looking for a reaction drives Jem to do the act. SOme of scouts comments like “Always running.”
When someone goes through puberty a lot of changes occur including the most important one, the way they see the world. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, several times Scout feels that puberty is causing Jem to change, leading to a greater distance from each other. Jem has been seen as childish, fragile and sensible at times throughout the novel. In To Kill a Mockingbird, traumatic events and the way people reacted to it in the society caused Jem to learn important lessons and develop strong
In the novel to kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the author reveals different aspects of southern society in the early 1930’s, where the Great Depression reigned, creating hate and empowering segregation of black communities. The story is based on the trial of a black folk, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white women. He is defended by Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb County; father of Jem and Scout. The evolution of Jem into a world of injustice is clearly remarkable. Throughout the novel, he changes into a more mature and understanding body as he learns to live with different kind of people in multiple events.