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daughterofama... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:35 AM via web

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What does Scout feel about Jem in Chapter 28 of To Kill a Mockingbird? What does she say about him?

I am studying for an essay coming up and this question I have blank in my study guide questions...HELP!

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM (Answer #1)

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This is the pivotal chapter in To Kill a Mockingbird. Jem and Scout head to the Halloween pageant at the school and are attacked afterwards by Bob Ewell. Jem scares Scout a bit during their walk to the school, and then they're both scared by Cecil Jacobs. Jem volunteered to carry Scout's ham costume, and she thought "it gallant of him to do so." Since they had to pass the Radley house, Scout told Jem

"I'm right glad you're along."

After Scout goofed up her entrance on stage, Jem tried to make her feel better.

How he could tell I was feeling bad under my costume, I don't know, but he said I did all right... Jem was becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things went wrong.

Shortly after, Jem proved his real gallantry be defending Scout from Bob Ewell's assault.

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