Character Analysis Of Scout And Jem 's Relationship

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD KEY POINTS (useful website: shmoop) Central Relationship - Scout and Jem’s relationship is at the core of the novel Structure - The novel begins where it ends - Jem’s physical injury is symbolic of the permanent impact the event of the events of the novel have on the characters ‘his left was somewhat shorter than his right’ The Start of the problem - Scout and Jem disagree over the time the problems started - Scout thinks it was when Dill encouraged them to make Boo come out. - Jem looks to the history of Alabama: this suggests the he is seeing the problems as an older person. - There is a suggestion that the problem of racism can be traced back into the history of the south. Historical Setting - Maycomb was settled with the help of salves - Slavery was used extensively in the south before the civil war. Slaves were mostly black Africans stolen from there birthplace - A slave was a person who was owned as the property of another person. They had very few rights and were often treated as less than human - Back in history, the population was over 50% slaves in most towns of America The Civil War – Causes - One of the most important causes of the civil war in America was the disagreement between the north and south over the issue of slavery - Many people in the north came to view slavery as morally wrong - When Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860, seven southern states secede from the union and formed the confederate states of America The Civil War -
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