Asserting Scout's inferiority, as younger and a girl, appears to be one way that Jem boosts his own ego. Jem was a brave boy. His teeth are yella and rotten. A man that is strong and courageous, he is Jem and Scouts hero. Harper Lee has deliberately created Atticus and given him certain characteristics to voice her own views and opinions on issues of prejudice and injustice. He was sitting with Scout, waiting for the dog to be picked up, lost in thought about what he had seen.
Like his father, Jem sometimes makes decisions that will not be popular with the crowd. The book tells the story of how the children develop, but one particular character that grows and changes is Jem whom pursues certain new attributes which change his view point on the world and yield him into a new sense of maturity. Jem crosses the line of childhood loyalty into adult behavior when Dill is found hiding under Scout's bed. He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain't, but for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin' the Old Testament. After all those things she said about you, a lady? Jem stayed moody and silent for a week.
He is sickened by the bigotry and injustice he witnesses. While both Scout and Jem love Atticus, Jem also reveres the justice and moral character that Atticus stands for, and which he wants to one day stand for himself. He understands the value of empathy, and how it can be used to understand a person and how the person acts. Interestingly, Jem's growth is seen through Scout's eyes as she witnesses his slow loss of innocence, one of the central themes of the novel. As the book progresses, he matures and puts his childhood behind him, losing innocence.
Despite their callous indifference to racial inequality, Atticus sees much to admire in them. But he is slightly older than Scout around 12. In the trial of Tom Robinson, Atticus decides to defend Tom to the best of his ability. Jem's maturity and strength of character is especially evident when he involves Atticus in Dill's runaway escape attempt. Jem's most dramatic failure of gentlemanly behavior is his assault on Mrs.
Scout thinks a beating from their father is better than risking getting shot by Mr. Though his children's attitude toward him evolves, Atticus is characterized throughout the book by his absolute consistency. Maycomb County the place where a little innocent girl, Scout, encounters many conflicts with several different people that leads to her maturity. But when the stakes are raised after the midnight raid on the Radley Place, Jem thinks differently about Atticus finding out about this new torment to the Radleys. Jem sees and feels the unfairness that is often present in the world, and we feel it too. And says they have no family pride. Scout and Dill both attempt to punish him by ignoring and excluding him, but Jem refuses to back down from what he feels is the right thing to do.
These themes are being smoothly conveyed through the use of different language techniques including complex metaphors, similes, hyperboles, imagery, personification and symbolism. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. You really need to see her softball skills, because you'd be awed at her amount of talent. She and Scout frequently butt heads. Now 62 and living in Pennsylvania, the mother of two retired from acting as a teenager.
By the end of the novel, Jem, in particular, is fiercely devoted to Atticus Scout, still a little girl, loves him uncritically. Harper Lee uses Atticus to show how she feels people in a society should be like, and uses him to display ideal characteristics and personality. Atticus finch was Jems father in To Kill a Mockingbird, and therefore had an immediate effect on Jems personality and maturity. Jem was facing me when he looked up, and I saw him go stark white. Four years older than Scout, he gradually separates himself from her games, but he remains her close companion and protector throughout the novel. His disillusionment upon seeing that justice does not always prevail leaves him vulnerable and confused at a critical, formative point in his life. He finds it really difficult to understand and cope with this tragedy and injustice of the court.
In many ways, Jem becomes our eyes and ears into the cruelty of the world and what you need to learn to be an honorable, principled man in the world today. She develops ideas and themes of the novel, and shows the reader the moral values and beliefs of Harper Lee through Atticus. We are witness to the similarities between Jem and his father. Still, everything he read he passed along to me, but with this difference: formerly, because he thought I'd like it; now, for my edification and instruction. Prior to the court case the people of Maycomb get frustrated because a white man is defending a black man, when they approach the gates of the county jail where Tom Robinson is being held. He questioned the world as he knew it: 'If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? However, for the reader this statement has a much deeper and profound meaning.