Jem - Jeremy Atticus Finch

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Jem - Jeremy Atticus Finch by Mind Map: Jem - Jeremy Atticus Finch

1. Beliefs & Values

1.1. Believes in justice not racism

1.1.1. pg. 231 "It was Jem's turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears... 'It ain't right' he muttered"

1.1.1.1. Jem knew that it wasn't fair that Tom Robinson was guilty

1.2. Values his father

1.2.1. pg. 107 " Jem said 'I reckon if he wanted us to know it, he'da told us.'"

1.2.1.1. Jem respects Atticus' decision and keeps his father's secret and tells Scout to do so as well

2. Looks Like

2.1. Jem is a young boy who is 12 years of age

2.2. He is a small unit, but reasonably tall for his age

2.3. He has soft brown hair, oval shaped face, brown eyes

2.3.1. "As they faced each other I could see little resemblance between them: Jem's soft brown hair and eyes, his oval face and snug-fitting ears"

2.3.1.1. Scout talks about these qualities when they are outside the jail, surrounded by men wanting to kill tom Robinson.

3. Motivated By

3.1. He is motivated by his pride and bravery

3.1.1. This is shown where, Jem and Scout run away from the Radley house after a close call with 'Boo Radley'. His pants get caught in the Radley fence but he runs off without the. That same day, he ran back to the Radley's, got his pants from the fence and scurried away.

3.2. Along with these attributes, Jem is also motivated a lot by Atticus himself

3.2.1. He would probably rather hurt himself then let doen Atticus. Jem is a very adult like 12 year old, and looks up to Atticus, because of the way he behaves and goes about life. Atticus is an intelligent man, and you see Jem already showing qualities such as these at a young age. The both of them are really quite similar.

4. How others see him

4.1. Jem is seen as a brave, smart and somewhat cheeky boy. Scout see's him with these qualities probably the most

4.1.1. Scout says that "in all his life, Jem had never declined a dare", shows that he is willing to take on anything.

4.1.1.1. She constantly see's his bravery and cheeky side, when he keeps going back to the Radley house, trying to get boo to come out with different plans, traps and various ideas.

4.2. As he grows older, he changes When Atticus shoots the Mad dog

4.2.1. Jem starts to change. He goes from dragging scout along with him through think and thin, he starts protecting and looking after her more.

5. Textual Issues and concerns linked to this character (themes)

5.1. Against Racism Lack of Hope

5.1.1. pg. 231 "It ain't right"

5.1.1.1. Jem wasn't pleased with the outcome of the court case. He knew that the decision was a racist act.

5.2. Atticus' Teachings (Childhood)

5.2.1. pg. 33 "Jem and I (Scout) were accustomed to our father's last will and testament diction"

5.2.1.1. Even from the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout behaved really well.

5.3. Understanding at a young age

5.3.1. pg. 207 "Jem said Atticus was showing the jury that Tom had nothing to hide."

5.3.1.1. Jem understands what Atticus is trying to prove in the Court Case. He explains to Scout and DIll.

6. Acts Like

6.1. Not Childlike

6.1.1. pg. 153 "Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood"

6.1.1.1. Jem towards the end of the novel Jem matures and becomes more adult-like. This is evident as he breaks thee final code of his childhood and rats out Dill.

6.2. Superior

6.2.1. pg. 150 "His maddening superiority was unbearable these days. He didn't want to do anything but read and go off by himself"

6.2.1.1. After Jem turns twelve he changes, he doesn't want to play games with Scout anymore and is more reclusive.

6.3. Typical American boy

6.3.1. pg. 13 "In all his life, Jem had never declined a dare."

6.3.1.1. Jem acts like a typical American boy throughout the book; dreaming about football, refusing to back down from dares