Who Is Jem Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are a bunch of main characters. Two that play key roles are Jean Louise Finch and Jem Finch. They are the children of Atticus Finch who is a widower of his beloved wife, so he is having to raise Jem and Scout by himself. Jem is four years older than his little sister so he has matured a little more so he knows what is right and what is wrong. Scout just tries to follow in Jem 's footsteps so if Jem gets in trouble, then Scout will too. When Aunt Alexandra decided to come to Maycomb because she decided to stay for a little while, she tried to change everything that Jem and Scout were used to. They were used to having freedom and doing things their way, but Aunt Alexandra decided to lay down the law at the Finch 's house. Jean Louise Finch is the daughter of Atticus Finch and is the tomboy of the family. She wears overalls and hangs out with the boys, Jem and Dill. She believes that she doesn 't have to grow up a lady and Atticus hasn 't done anything to make her a lady. Then when Aunt Alexandra decides to move in for a…show more content…
Scout learned what ever woman in Maycomb country thought of her. She learned that they thought that Atticus wasn’t raising her right. She also learned what everyone in Maycomb country thought of her father, that he was a “nigger-lover” as Bob Ewell called Atticus. Scout has a temper that is hard for her to control but she has learned to control it over the events such as when she got into a fight with Walter Cunningham. When Atticus explained things like “ Scout, nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t mean anything - like snot-nose. It’s hard to explain -ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It’s slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody.” When Atticus explains things to Scout, she finally starts to realize what is going on and that it’s not as bad as
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