Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1641 Words Mar 11th, 2016 7 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird: Jem Finch No matter if someone has a older brother or sister, they will always try to be a role model for them. Jem Finch is a young boy who lives in Maycomb in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. He has a sister called Scout who is younger than him and he wants her to look up to him. Hem is influenced by his father, Atticus Finch because Jem’s mother died when he was younger. His father is one of the only people who is his role model and who takes part to influence him. In the book, Harper Lee uses some kinds of negative influences towards Jem to show us that he is a role model to Scout. Also Jem tries to show Scout that he is one of the people that she should look up to and have as a role model. In the novel Jem is kind and he is growing up and changing from beginning to the end. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem shows the characteristics of curious, respectful and unafraid, which makes him a role model to Scout. By being curious, Jem shows that he is interested in certain things that may seem odd to others or something that has nothing to do with him. In the novel, Jem asks different characters different questions, which might be considered rude, but he is just curious. Jem says, “Thats why you don 't talk like the rest of ‘em” (Lee 167). This is when he is talking to Calpurnia, how she talks two different ways with the african americans and the white people of Maycomb. However, Jem just wants to know why she does…

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