To Kill A Mockingbird Essay On The Relationship Between Jem And Scout

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In the beginning of this novel Jem and scout are innocent children that have not had to witness many bad things in their life. But by the end of the book they are almost forced to grow up faster than normal children because of event that happen in the small town of Maycomb.
Jem finch start the novel as a young nine-year old boy who plays games with his sister and spend summers playing with their friend Dill. As the book progresses Jem realizes that the world is not perfect and that there are things that people do that no one can explain. He has to face the problems and it hits him hard. Because he doesn 't understand how there can be so much evil in the world.
Scout is a young girl that doesn 't follow the gender role of “being a girl” which was weird for the time period that To Kill a Mockingbird is set in. Throughout the novel her Aunt Alexandra tells her that the way she act or the way she is dressed is unlady like, but Scout does not care. “Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add - A - Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s lonely life.” Her aunt always wants scout to be this perfect little girl who
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By the middle of the book Jem is starting to transition to the adult world and leaving the childish games he used to play behind and because scout looks up to him like a mentor she makes that transition as well. Not as much as Jem but she still is different than from the beginning. She has a different understanding for how adults see the world and had questions about it all. ‘ I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, and’ the next thing they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folk right at home--’ scout did not understand why people in Maycomb only seemed to see in black and white, why they could treat people the way they
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