Comparing and Contrasting Jem and Scout Finch Essay

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem, a ten-year-old boy, and Scout, a
six-year-old girl, are two children who live in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, are
shown in their adventures that help them mature. Jem and Scout live through Tom Robinson's
trial, and ultimately shed their childhood innocence at that point.

When the story starts out, Scout goes into first grade. She is a smarty, knowing more than
other first graders, because she can read and write. Not print; write. Scout tells Miss
Caroline Fisher, her first grade teacher, that her daddy taught her. Miss Caroline
responds her back: "Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.?
Miss Caroline did not like Scout knowing how to read and write, so she told her that
Atticus does not know how to teach, and that he taught it wrong.

Scout also has a brother, Jem, who is four years older then she is.
Jem changes throughout the book when he starts having better feelings toward other people.
There are many times when Jem starts feeling bad for other people in the story, like when
he and Scout get into a fight. Even though they are mad at each other, he is mature enough
to know that he should say "Night, Scout." There are also many other incidents, like when
he goes out and teaches Dill how to swim. ?Jem had discovered with angry amazement that
nobody had ever bothered to teach Dill how to swim, a skill Jem considered necessary as
walking. They had spent two afternoons at the creek??

Jem and Scout went on some adventures together, also.
The most important change that Jem goes through is taking and adult role in Scouts life.
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