How Does Jem Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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When children grow up, they face a lot of difficult problems, and they start learning about that they have to mature and take responsibility. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird introduced a character, his name is Jeremy Finch. Throughout the novel, he becomes more and more mature, and learns how to take responsibility. Jem has changed his point of view in seeing things in his life. Also, throughout the novel he had a lot of situations that proved that he is becoming braver. Finally, he starts to understand the society that is around him. Therefore, Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird shows the maturation and the improvement of Jem’s personality throughout the novel. Firstly, Jem has gained a different point of view in seeing things. For instance, Atticus has shown Jem in a lot of situations how…show more content…
Jem understood that, and he had to become braver. To begin, Jem has never denied a dare. He has been so brave that “In all his life, Jem had never declined a dare.” (16) He had always proved that he is brave by doing the hardest dares even if he is scared. Furthermore, Jem always took full responsibility of his sister even if it means that he would lose his life for her. When Bob Ewell attacked Jem and scout, he shouted: “Run, Scout! Run! Run!”(351), and he defended Scout by trying to get him away from her. Even though, he knew that he would get hurt. It proves that Jem can take responsibility of something or someone and that he would use all his power to do it. In addition, Jem refused to leave the jail, because he was afraid that the mob would hurt his father. He thought that by staying there he can save his father from what the mob can do to him. He told his dad without hesitation “[He] ain't going"(204), for this reason Jem and Scout succeeded to save their father and Tom from any danger by the mob. Therefore, Jem proved for himself, his family and the readers that he became a brave
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