Character Analysis Of Jem In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Jem’s perspectives In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, Jem matures in many ways, one of these ways is his perspective of their neighbor Boo Radley. He starts out believing what most others believe going along with the fact that boo is a terrible monster. Jem is a young boy who wants to know everything and because of this throughout the start of the novel he will tell scout facts that he made up or tell rumors that he has heard, “he died years ago and they stuffed him up the chimney.” In this quotation Jem is using a rumor to act like he knows more than he actually does around scout. Also in this quotation Jem is talking about a rumor about the Radleys, a topic where he has only picked up information of of rumors and theories. Also the …show more content…
The two of them were walking by the Radley house when they noticed that Nathan Radley, Boos older brother had filled the space in the hole with concrete the place where the kids had been receiving the gifts. After asking Atticus if the tree truly was diseased like Nathan had told him it was Jem realizes that the tree is perfectly healthy just that Nathan knew boo was interacting with them, “When we went in the house I saw that he had been crying his face was dirty in the right places, but i thought it odd that I had not heard him.” In this specific quotation Lee uses detail to explain how Jem felt a strong bond between him and Boo without even maybe noticing it himself nothing lets us know how similar the two of them may actually be and Jem realizes this too. The severed relationship seems like the end of Boo because Jem can’t think of another way that the two would connect he never would have wanted to get to know boo because of his fear but Boos kindness engulfed all the fear towards the relationship. is upset because he feels very strongly about the relationship that has been severed between him and boo. He learns there that boo is not what everyone makes him out to be he instead is a caring person trying to help out the community with acts of …show more content…
Before this quotation scout had been alone watching the others help out the community during a house fire where she was unable to help herself, after when the retreat back into their house they let Scout know that Boo had placed a blanket on her, sparking the conversation of Boo Radley where Jem protects him, He’s crazy I reckon, like they say, but Atticus, I swear to god he ain’t ever harmed us, he ain’t ever hurt us, he coulda cut my throat from ear to ear that night but he mend my pants instead. Jem is now talking about how much Boo has cared for the kids he confesses everything he's done so that Atticus knows Boo is a good person, not what some in the town have made him out to be. This shows major growth from Jem, he is now creating his own theories and using true facts to back them showing that he is know more independent, mature and wise. But not only does it show that it releases that he is no longer afraid of Boo at all instead he supports him, he's first hand seen Boo be caring which reveals his personal morals it shows that he wants people that do good for their surroundings to be benefited, he has never seen Boo be disrespectful or mean and chooses not to assume what others have. Throughout the first part of the novel Jem has gone from a fearful follower to a independent leader following

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