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    To Kill A Mockingbird              The Maturing of Jem Finch Society is not as innocent to a child as it may appear to be. In fact, when one really understands the society in which he lives he is no longer a child. This is much the same case as found in To Kill A Mockingbird, by Leigh Harper. Although Jem, being a child at the beginning of the novel, is immature and unaware of the society in which he lives, he matures mentally to the point where he sees the evil in society and gains a knowledge

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    Jem Finch Personality

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    Mockingbird is Scout’s older brother, Jeremy Atticus Finch, more commonly referred to as Jem Finch. Jem is precisely four years older than Scout (Jem ages from 10 to 13 throughout the novel), asserting him as the superior individual, although early on Jem and Scout are playmates, along with their friend Dill in the summertime. Unlike Scout, Jem is also old enough to remember his and Scout’s mother who had died when Scout was only two. In one sense Jem is your stereotypical boy, reading football magazines

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    family face many challenges as Atticus defends Tom Robinson against a charge of the rape of Mayella Ewell, and they defy social norms in their town. The central theme in the story is the Finch family define of racist prejudices held by their community that all comes together in Atticus’s case. To begin with, Jem and Scout have trouble at school even before the case is tried. Scout and Cecil Jacobs get in a fight because Jacobs announced to the school that her “daddy defended niggers” (99). Scout

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    many characters seem to evolve, although I believe Jem has more than others. Atticus tells his children that “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Throughout the many lessons Jem and Scout recieve from Atticus, their father, he hopes they will take them and apply it in their life. Being said this, the character that has evolved the most is Jem because he changed from childhood to adulthood throughout

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    Jem Finch Maturity

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    In ‘To Kill a MockingBird’ written by Harper Lee, there is a precise sense of maturity that is shown from Jem and Finch Scout as the novel progresses. Jem and Scout Finch start to mature considerable throughout the novel once they realize what horrid things adults are capable of, get their moral strengths tested and become familiar with distinguishing right from wrong. Shaping them into the young adults they are. Growing up can mean taking on many tasks and responsibilities, being able to distinguish

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    southern town in the 1930's. The story To Kill A Mockingbird shows how the Finch family goes through their own form of personal growth. Many people in this novel experience personal growth. Jem Finch's personal growth progressed as a result of his growing ability to understand events and ideas, and his growing maturity. As Jem gets older, things come into a new light and understanding for him. This quote is from one of Jem and Atticus' discussions. " ‘Atticus,' he said, ‘why don't people like us

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    who she is. Despite being constantly reminded to be lady-like Jean Louise Finch still tend to take on actions far from it. Scout tries her hardest to keep up with Jem and Dill all summer long and they go everywhere together and do everything with each other. Jem does things with them to prove she is not “girly”. “Scout,

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    many characters, are Jem Finch, brother of Jean Louise Finch daughter of Atticus, and Arthur Radley a relative of Nathan Radley. All of the characters in the book demonstrate one-dimensional and three-dimensional tendencies but Jem and Arthur are those that provide the greatest insight to the latter. Jem Finch is a three-dimensional character with symbols of success, virtue and an adverse personality in To Kill a Mockingbird. For example, in the beginning of the book, Jem was aggravated by

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    Although Jem Finch and Charles Norstadt both matured over time, Jem had no real goal except to be a better all-around person, while Charles' goal was to make it to the military school. In Jem's situation, he believed one of the steps to success was to escort his little sister, Scout, back home. He did, but he paid a sacrificial price. A complete surprise attack would have left Jem lifeless like a fish on dry land if Boo Radley, the outcast, had not saved Jem's life. Jem even took

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    Mockingbird tells a story about two young kids named Scout and her older brother Jem Finch growing up in their small, racist town of Maycomb, Alabama. As the years go by they learn how their town and a lot of the people in it aren’t as perfect as they may have seemed before. When Jem and Scout’s father Atticus defends a black man in court, the town’s imperfections begin to show. A sour, little man named Bob Ewell even tries to kill Jem and Scout all because of the help Atticus gave to the black man named Tom

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