Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay examples

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Many of the characters in Harper Lee’s; To Kill a Mockingbird mature in their opinions and manner, but out of all of them, Jem Finch develops and gains better insight due to his new found ability to view the world in a more sophisticated perspective. In most ways, Jem’s merger into puberty helped him become a better: son, brother, and person. Despite Jem 's frivolous events surrounding him, he still makes the best out of what he can and learning from everything. Jem Finch develops and gains better insight due to his new found ability to view the world in a more sophisticated perspective because he shows such an advanced perception of the world that would not just happen with puberty alone.
In addition, Jem’s sudden physical maturity also reflected onto his mental state of being. The events surrounding Jem’s life affect him emotionally. Jem was Scout’s playmate; they would spend all of their time together out of school. When Jem’s merge into adolescence causes him to have very bipolar tendencies, Scout does not understand. Scout recounts this event by saying, “He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody… he told me so many times to stop pestering him.” (153). Jem could not handle the changes he was facing and Scout always around him not understanding those changes, Jem pushed her away. When Jem did not push Scout away, he would act very fatherly towards her. Jem was very determined to have a more positive influence on Scout’s future. When Scout finds two pieces of gum…

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