Essay on To Kill a Mockingbird and Jem Finch

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Emilee Meltzer 6/11/14
English Mrs. Smith

To Kill a Mockingbird-
Character Analysis Essay To kill a Mockingbird is a book with an inventory of many characters that hold different meanings. In this book, many lessons can be interpreted in many different ways based on the situation. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jeremy “Jem” Finch has many character traits like being conscious and is mature.

Jem Finch is very conscious of his surrounding and the positions he is in. For example, when Atticus went to the jail and guarded Tom Robinson, Jem, Scout, and Dill, followed him and had a pang of realization that their father was in danger of becoming mobbed by several daunting men looking to seek harm on Tom. Although Atticus insisted on the kids turning around and going home, Jem preceded to refuse. “In the midst of this strange assembly, Atticus stood trying to make Jem mind him. “I ain’t going,” Jem was his steady answer to Atticus’s threats, requests, and finally, “Please Jem, take them home.” Atticus said Jem showed his mettle when protecting his father by not leaving his side. Second, after the trial and hearing the guilty verdict towards Tom Robinson, Jem began to cry. He realized what was going on and fully understood what was going to happen to Tom and was deeply affected by the injustice that took place. His consciousness and awareness of his thoughts and others around him causes him to feel empathy towards many different people no matter who they are or what the color of their skin is. Jem Finch is able to understand his surroundings, thoughts, and emotions because he is a very conscious person.
Although Jeremy Finch is progressing into his adolescent years, he is very mature. For example, when Jem becomes extremely rankled with Mrs. Dubose, a despicable old lady, he stomps on her flowers. For punishment he has to read to her. If he were immature he would refuse to or not read to his full potential, but instead he put his feelings about reading to her