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In the classic book To Kill A Mockingbird the reader is introduced to a collage of varying characters By telling the story through the eyes of the innocent Scout Finch Nell Harper Lee is able to portray a true sincere person in all of her characters In a town where everyones lives are touched and in some way changed by the trial of Tom Robinson it is interesting to delineate between good characters bad characters those with opened or shut minds those who have feelings emotions and consciences as well as those who have the ability to be changed and affected by such events Perhaps no other character seems to be as fascinating and can offer the reader a deeper description of his true feelings and beliefs as Scouts older brother Jem Through the events that take place in this novel and the reactions he takes towards them it is clear that Jem is a model of maturity morality and a character who is easily affected and thus able to be changed Perhaps the biggest event which portrays Jem to be very mature is when Dill returns to Maycomb from his mothers house Dill who has escaped the unpleasantness of spending the summer with his ungrateful Mother and Stepfather so that he can spend time with Scout is discovered when Scout felt him in the dark When Jem became aware of this he knew what he had to do Dills eyes flickered at Jem and Jem looked at the floor Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood He went out of the room and down the hall Atticus His voice was distant Can you come here a minute sir 141 This event is very important in realizing what kind of person Jem is Scout who has always associated Jem with being her playmate now sees how mature although she sees it at betrayal Jem can be in the way that
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