What is a quote from Jem showing he is curious in To Kill a Mockingbird? 

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When Jem wants to go check on Atticus sitting outsider Tom Robinson’s cell, this demonstrates his curiosity.

"I've just got this feeling," Jem said, "just this feeling." (ch 15)

Jem is described as having the “look-arounds.”  This means he is curious and wants to look around and see what is going on.  He is worried about Atticus, and it turns out he is right.  The children continue walking downtown, and they notice that there is a light on and a mob outside.

Jem’s curiosity shows that he is more aware of what is going on than Scout and Dill.  Since he is older, he can see that things are coming to a head with the Tom Robinson situation.


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