JEM FINCH

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JEM FINCH by Mind Map: JEM FINCH

1. BELIEFS & vALUES

1.1. Jem believes that he understands but he still has a very child-like view on everything.

1.2. honour

1.2.1. trashes Mrs Dubose's front yard in defence of Atticus

1.3. Equality

1.3.1. comes do develop a sense of what equality is and gets so emotionally involved in Tom Robinson's trial, and ends up feeling genuinely shattered when he is found guilty (due to race inequality)

2. ACTS LIKE

2.1. he is grown up

2.1.1. Jem refers to himself as one of the "older folks" when he is talking to Scout.

2.2. typical big brother

2.2.1. fighting with Scout, pressuring her into things.

2.3. defiant when he believes in something strongly

2.3.1. "Jem shook his head. As Atticus' fists went to his hips, so did Jem's. [...] Mutual defiance made them alike." (Page 168)

3. MOTIVATED BY

3.1. adventure

3.1.1. constant want to find out more about Boo Radley

3.2. pride

3.2.1. fights back to Mrs Dubose (and destroys her garden)

3.3. moral

3.3.1. Jem starts to develop his moral compass throughout the novel, and Atticus' advanced views of race equality rubs off onto him as he supports Tom Robinson during his trial.

3.4. wanting to be like Atticus

3.4.1. constant quoting of Atticus' words

4. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM OR HER...

4.1. big brother

4.1.1. Scout sees him as her big brother, and expects the qualities that a big brother should have

4.2. role model

4.2.1. Scout sees him as a role model, as all younger siblings do

4.3. son

4.3.1. from Atticus's perspective

5. LOOKS LIKE

5.1. previously injured arm

5.1.1. "When he was nearly thirteen my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. (...) His left arm was somewhat shorter than his right; when he stood or walked the back of his hand was at right angles to his body, his thumb parelle to his thigh." (Page 3)

5.2. brown hair and eyes, oval face, snug fitting ars

5.2.1. "Jem's soft brown hair and eyes, his oval face and snug-fitting ears were our mother's" (Page 168)

6. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO THIS CHARACTER

6.1. appearing cool

6.1.1. "Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him, I was not to approach him with requests to him to enact a chapter of Tarzan and the Ant Men, to embarrass him with references to his private life, or tag along behind him at recess and noon." (Page 17)

6.2. appearing mature and grown up

6.2.1. wants to be like Atticus, wanting to appear grown up to make his father proud/impressed.