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The Evolution Of Jem Finch In Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird Jeremy Finch is one of the main characters who evolves from a child to an adolescent who learns to question the many faults of his environment As Jeremy or Jem grew up he adapted to the adult world as best he could and learned that life was not the beautiful day in the neighborhood that Jem thought it was And in doing so he grows a closer resemblance to his father We meet Jem near the age of ten with his sister Scout and their new friend Dill Here they relate to each other like children often do with unreal stories and other childlike qualities For example in explaining his knowledge on Arthur Boo Radley Jem explains that Boo dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch thats why his hands were blood-stained if you ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off The childrens acceptance of such superstitions specifically Scouts evaluation of Jems description of the story as reasonable shows that they are just as susceptible to accepting the local gossip about the mysterious character as any other child in that situation Furthermore we learn that Scout looks to Jem for support and wisdom like a little sister looking up to a big brother would Though his advice is often inaccurate eg he thinks that entailment is having your tail in a crack when it actually has to do with the way property inherited and he refers to the new reading technique the Dewey Decimal System because he is confusing the library catalogue with the new educational theories of John Dewey he is always their for her giving his little sister support when she needs it Despite his warnings not to tag along with him and his fifth-grade friends at school he still cares for her in that fashion As the story progresses Jem starts to
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