Who Is Jem A Hero In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” was written by Harper Lee and first published on 11 July 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1961. The novel is about Jean Louise Finch or better known as Scout, reminiscing a time in her childhood that not only change her life but her entire family’s life too. From her father, Atticus having to defend an innocent Negro man being accused of rape to almost being kill with her brother on the way home from a school play and being saved by an unexpected hero. The literary element I have chosen to analyse in the novel is the characters of the story. The first character in the book that we are introduce to is of course the protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. She is also the one narrating the entire story to us. Scout in the story as narrated by her adult self is 6 years old at the beginning of the book and 9 years old at the end of the book. Scout is describe to be a little tomboyish as she has short hair and likes to rough house with her brother, Jem and future partner Dill to act boyish and tough. She also gets annoyed when her brother say things like "... you're gettin' more like a girl every day!" She also tend to fight…show more content…
For example, when Jem, Scout and Dill were playing with the tyre and Scout rolls into the Radley’s yard causing her to be frozen into place by fear. Jem runs over quickly to pull her back into her senses and brings her home. Another instance is when he rushes to his father side when he saw the farmers gathering at the county jail to lynch Mr. Robbinson. He stands firmly by his father to prevent the farmers from hurting him and despite being told repeatedly to leave by Atticus but he did not budge knowing full well what would take place if he did. Then of course there is that one night when he willingly risk his life to keep his sister safe from being harm by Bob Ewell. Thankfully they came out of that horrendous incident barely scratched thanks to Boo
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