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Jem by Mind Map: Jem

1. Quality

1.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #)

1.1.1. Explain


2.1. Atticus is a man with great personality.

2.1.1. "Atticus is a gentleman, just like me." Atticus is very brave and he will protect what he values when it's necessary. It shows that the true courage is not just holding a gun and shooting. It reflects the true courage is that you always need to give a go regardless the situation.

2.2. His values are mainly based on Atticus's values

2.2.1. Quote or Evidence ( Including page #) Explain

2.3. Value

2.3.1. Explain as


3.1. Obsessed with Boo Radley

3.1.1. Jem takes the cemented tree hoe pretty seriously as he is muttering "Don't you cry, now, Scout... don't cry now, don't you worry-" he muttered at me all the way to school.' Jem is also the one who came up with acting out Boo's life, and he also acted in the starring role

3.2. Big Brother

3.2.1. 'His maddening superiority was unbearable these days. He didn't want to do anything but read and go off by himself. Still, everything he read he passed along to me, but with this difference: formerly, because he thought I'd like it; now, for my edification and instruction.' Jem is four years older than Scout and he asserted Scout's inferiority. It also appears that he boosts his ego by doing it.

3.2.2. Jem's head at times was transparent: he had thought that up to make me understand he wasn't afraid of Radleys in any shape or form, to contrast his own fearless heroism with my cowardice.

3.3. Atticus. Junior

3.3.1. I sometimes wondered exactly what made Jem do it, what made him break the bonds of "You just be a gentleman, son," and the phase of self-conscious rectitude he had recently entered. Jem had probably stood as much guff about Atticus lawing for niggers as had I, and I took it for granted that he kept his temper—he had a naturally tranquil disposition and a slow fuse. At the time, however, I thought the only explanation for what he did was that for a few minutes he simply went mad. Jem has extreme self-control but when he lets loose all hell breaks loose, like when he destroys ms duboses flowers


4.1. Emotion

4.1.1. Atticus Finch, his father. Jem is mainly motivated by his father

4.2. Scout and Dill

4.2.1. Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful. Jem touched Boo Radley's fence which he intended to show his bravery because at the start of the novel Boo was illustrated as a ghost.


5.1. He is a gentlemen except once he destorys Mrs Dubose flowers.

5.1.1. In later years, I sometimes wondered exactly what made Jem do it, what made him break the bonds of "You just be a gentlemen, son' and the phase of self-conscious rectitude he had recently entered. Jem always keeps himself clam and mature but this time because Mrs. Dubose said something bad about Atticus's behaviour of defending a nigger he was enraged by her insulting language.

5.2. Big Brother

5.2.1. Jem was a genuine likable boy even though he was slightly capable of being 'maddeningly superior; Scout respects Jem as a big brother and she likes him though she hates the quality where she considers him a person who looks down on her.


6.1. deformed arm

6.1.1. His left arm was somewhat shorter than his right; when he stood or wwalked, the back of his hand was at right-angles to his body. (page 1) The deformity was caused by Bob Ewell. He tried to kill Jem Finch but Boo Radley saved Jem. However Jem still broke his arm. As the result of this misfortune, Jem's arm were deformed temporily.

6.2. Quality

6.2.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #) Explain


7.1. Concern

7.1.1. Jem Explain

7.2. The real situation of Boo

7.2.1. "If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this's because he wants to stay inside." Jem begins to realise the ugly side of his community after Tom Robinson's trial. Jem begins to understand the reason why Boo Radley wants to stay in his house because the reality of the Society is very cruel which also obtains many filthy aspects. Boo is a vulnerable person if he involves in the society that he might be harmed. His action is a way to protect himself from getting injuries.

7.3. The fate of Tom Robinson

7.3.1. "Atticus-" said Jem bleakly. He turned in the doorway. "What, son?" "How could they do it, how could they?" "I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep. Good night." (235) Jem was confused and felt sad for the fate of Tom Robinson. He wondered why it happened. He began to realise the true situation in his society is. He sypatheise Tom and felt guilty for what whitr people had done to black people.