Jem Finch quotes

Just – Cries about Tom Robinson’s conviction How could they do it, how could they?
Grows up – Scout comments on Jem going through puberty He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him.
Matures – Questions Maycomb and its citizens 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?
Protective of Scout – Jem protects his sister when Mrs. Dubose calls her dirty despite being scared “My sister ain’t dirty and I ain’t scared of you,” although I noticed his knees shaking.
Immature – Calls Scout a girl shut your trap or go home—I declare to the Lord you’re gettin’ more like a girl every day!
Cares about his father – Concerned about Atticus’s safety. (Bob Ewell) we’re scared for you and we think you oughta do something about him.
Emotional – Courthouse trial mentioned by Scout because of her complaining about Miss Gate’s racist remarks I never wanta hear about that courthouse again, ever, ever, you hear me?
Kind – Invites Walter Cunningham to dinner “Come on home to dinner with us, Walter,” he said. “We’d be glad to have you.”
Becomes responsible – Tells Dill that he should tell his mother his whereabouts “You oughta let your mother know where you are” said Jem. “You oughta let her know you’re here”
Learns self-control and tolerance – Tells Scout not to annoy their Aunt Scout, don’t let Aunty aggravate you.

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