Jem Finch Personality

Jem Finch PersonalityACTS LIKE Acts like an adult and a fatherlyfigure towards Scout Nothin' to it. I swear, Scout, sometimes youact so much like a girl, it's mortifyin' PAGE41 Jem speaks like an adult a lot and also bosses Scout around,just like a father would. Sometimes Scout doesnt like the thingshe does and says, but sometimes she embraces it and is reallyproud of her brother and the things he does A protection and brotherly rolemodelof scout when they are outside the Radley house andJem doesn't want to go because of her littlesister As scout's older brother, Jem feels the need to be a role modeland a protective figure towards his family. Jem may also feelthat he is all Scout has except for Atticus and plays a major rolein her life. Curious "Two live oaks stood at the end of the Radley lot; theirroots reached into the sideroad and made it bumpy.Something about one of the trees attracted myattention. "Tinfoil was sticking out of a knothole just above my eyelevel, winking at me in the afternoon sun. I stood on my tiptoe,hastily looked around once more, reached into the hole, andwithdrew two pieces of chewing gum minus their outerwrappers." This shows how curious Jem (and Scout) areabout finding things in the knot hole, and whenthey find it they always take it because of theircuriosityMOTIVATED BY School Jem is going through a bit of anegyptian phase. "Scout" Gaining a lotof wisdom Throughout the novel Jem develops and grows hisknowledge of the world surrounding them and it ismentioned that he progressed through primary school welland into high school Atticus Finch motivates Jem a lot Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred ofcredibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind ofcomeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me savedMayella Ewell one extra beaating, that's something i'll gladly take. He had to take it out onsomebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. You understand?Page 238 Jem really tries to learn from Atticus as he isgrowing and getting older and wants to be moreand more like his father.TEXTUAL ISSUES Childish cruelty "I know what we are going to play," heannounced. "Something new, somethingdifferent. […] Boo Radley." Jem created their best and favourite childhood playbased on rumour's passed around by the town about theRadleys. Atticus did not aprove of this sort ofentertainmentHOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER Secretive, sneaky Quote or Evidence (Including page #) In the beggining of the book Jem hides a lot ofthe kids secrets from Atticus and others aroundthe county. Especially around and about BooRadley. A leader School started, and so did our daily trips past the Radley Place. Jem was in theseventh grade and went to high school, beyond the grammarschool building; Iwas now in the third grade, and our routines were so different I only walked toschool with Jem in the mornings and saw him at meal times. He went out forfootball, but was too slender and too young yet to do anything but carry the teamwater buckets. When Jem has either Jem or Scout by his side it always seems as thoughthey are following him. Throughout their many adventures such as the trip tothe jail, when Dill begun crying in the courthouse and during their 'BooRadley' playsJem always seemed to take charge and lead the other twochildren A growing boy, Sir During the novel Jem grows into much more than just a boy, hebecomes a much more fatherly figure to Scout, instructing her, tellingher what to do, trying to control her decisions and they begin to drift.Other grown ups including alpurnia begin refering to Jem as sir orMister Jem.BELIEFS & VALUES Tom Robinson was innocent It was Jem's turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made ourway through the cheerful crowd. "It ain't right," he muttered, all the way to thecorner of the square where we found Atticus waiting. Atticus was standing underthe street light looking as though nothing had happened: his vest was buttoned, hiscollar and tie were neatly in place, his watchchain glistened, he was his impassiveself again. "It ain't right, Atticus," said Jem. "No son, it's not right." On numerous occasions Jem truly believed that Atticus had won over the judgeand Tom would be proven not guilty. He was infuenced in some aspects of thistopic by Atticus and his opinion and how he raised Jem and Scout. When Jemfound out that Tom was proven guilty he was very sad and couldnt believe theoutcome based on the previous arguments A gentle man even in the hardest of times Jem heard me. He thrust his head around the connecting door.As he came to my bed Atticus's light flashed on. We stayedwhere we were until it went off; we heard him turn over, and wewaited until he was still again. Jem took me to his room and put me in bedbeside him. "Try to go to sleep," he said. "It'llbe all over after tomorrow, maybe." Jem Finch is made out to be a gentle man by Harper Lee, a veryrespectful personality towards other people and his surroundingsincluding the black community that had been outcasted by somein the countyLOOKS LIKE different arm lengths His rights arm was somewhatshorter than his left page 1 The slenderness of his body at the time School started, and so did our daily trips past the Radley Place. Jem was in theseventh grade and went to high school, beyond the grammarschool building; Iwas now in the third grade, and our routines were so different I only walked toschool with Jem in the mornings and saw him at meal times. He went out forfootball, but was too slender and too young yet to do anything but carry the teamwater buckets. This is explaining what Jemlooks like when he reaches highschool
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