From these symbols he acquired the knowledge of accountability and responsibility, respect and forgiveness, and the fact that things are not always as the seem. These interaction all helped Jem in his coming of age experience and now he knows what to do when faced with these types of challenges throughout his
The clock symbolizes Ann’s mood. Ann’s mood is reflected upon her relationship. She dreads John going on that walk to see his father. As the clock ticks, Ann begins to brood. Her movements seem to be precise and her posture self-conscious as if John is
The alarm clock allows Lou and the narrator the power to manipulate time as they like. So they no longer have to abide by the demanding village schedule. This involved carrying buckets of waste up the mountain from dawn to dusk. The alarm clock allowed them to be free from the early morning wake up call from the village headman. The narrator realizes this
Mrs. Dubose was one of the individuals who affected Jem the most. Having to read to her every day after destroying her flowers, Jem was approached with these struggles throughout all the time he spent there. After the many words of wisdom Atticus shed on the situation, Jem came to realize that Mrs. Dubose was very sick and was having struggles of her own. Taking things from other people’s perspective was a good life lesson for Jem, not only noticing the good in people but forgiving the bad. After Tom Robinson’s trial, Jem saw how quick someone’s life could be taken away from them.
“Wake up,” whispered Jem as he shook out of my slumber. Jem explained that he wanted to inspect the Ewell’s house to find out if he could find any evidence and that I could accompany him. I told him that it would be dangerous and that the two of us would be shot to pieces, he mentioned that he didn’t need me, and that he would sneak out with Dill, because Dill would be coming, because Bob Ewell would be drunk and he wouldn’t be able to observe us and because I dreaded the thought Dill presuming that I might be a coward, I decided to tag along with them.
Jem had a feeling that something bad was going on concerning Atticus and he was right. Even though when the kids showed up at the jail Atticus was very frightened for them to be there, he ended up being very grateful that they were there. Jem is getting very smart and has good instincts. If Jem had not shown up at the jail, something really bad could have happened.
In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is the father of two of the protagonists of the story, Jem and Scout Finch. Throughout the story, Atticus teaches his children excellent lessons and makes great examples of how people should act (equality). Even though Atticus may make some mistakes as a parent, overall he is an admirable father to the children. When given the opportunity, Atticus is able to assist others whilst developing excellent life lessons for the children to learn from. On page 149 of the story, Atticus says to Jem, "’I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
Jem saw the world as any six years old would see it a happy and peaceful town, but the loss of innocence
I think he means that Mr. Cunningham is a good person but has his mistakes like everyone else. The blind spots that Mr. Cunningham has, beings him to the jail, to pass violence to a black man, just because he is black. Cunningham wouldn’t do this to a white man. He was different that night because he was being a whole different person, he was generous and polite. The verdict is similar to the trial because they both have suspense.
The children acquire knowledge the cruel world through their experiences. Ill-tempered Mrs. Dubose helps Jem step towards blossoming into an adult. Jem receives a lesson when Atticus rationalizes, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand … She [Mrs. Dubose] is the bravest person I know” (Lee 149). Mrs. Dubose is a temperamental, volatile elderly that bat tles her addiction to morphine. Due to her dependence on morphine, Mrs. Dubose is often moody than not. This is a stepping stone for Jem, from innocence to reality because it teaches Jem not to judge too quick.
Over the course of three short years, Jem begins to see the world in a different way. Through many lessons from his father, Atticus, he gradually understands the unjust logic of the world. Jem’s character symbolises the idea of bravery and it becomes evident as his definition of courage changes over the course of the story. Jem starts out as a kid who
Mrs. Dubose gives Jem a flower after she dies because it’s her way of saying thank you for reading to me and providing me with a distraction. When Atticus says, “ ‘She was the bravest person I ever knew’ “ (Lee 128), it was because she had to battle her illness bravely until the day she died. She had to lived everyday in pain, but she pushed through and preserved until the very end. When Mrs. Dubose gifted the flower to Jem, she is passing the bravery to him. She also could have meant for the flower to be a “forgive me” symbol. The color white often symbolizes innocence, purification, and a fresh start, which therefore represents Mrs. Dubose’s forgiveness towards Jem, due to his innocent behavior. She wanted him to know that she wasn’t angry
She helps him realize that he needs to think before he does something and that everything has a consequence. When Jem loses it and ruins Mrs.Dubose’s flowers he had to of known there was going to be some sort of consequence. Eventually there was and even though he says he did not regret doing it, deep down he probably did. “...She wants me to come over every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours. Atticus, do I have to?” (Lee 140). Jem obviously does not want to go read to her, but he knows he has too. He has to read to her because it is making up for the bad decision he made when he was mad. She knew he was not going to like reading but it was a way to get the point of everything having consequences across. From this experience and how miserable he was while doing it, he will forever remember that for every action there will be some sort of consequence.
In a way, Jem’s character is used as a literary tool that helps the reader understand the complicated plotlines, even though they are reading from the perspective of the narrator, someone too young to understand
What Jem hadn’t realized through all his time reading to her, was that she had been dealing with withdrawal symptoms because she cut off her morphine addiction after years of intake. Atticus tries to calm Jem, saying,