How do the events in Chapter 6 help develop the relationship between Scout and Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird  

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In chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, Jem, and Dill spend time together since it's Dill's last day in Maycomb County. The boys have plans to sneak over to the Radley place and look in a window hoping to see Boo. Scout does her best to keep them from going. However, when Jem tells her she's "gettin’ more like a girl every day," she decides to go along.

They sneak up to the porch where they work together to lift Dill up to the windowsill. Soon, they notice a shadow and have to run to keep from being caught. As they're running, they hear a shotgun. Jem's pants get caught on the wire of the fence, and he is forced to leave them behind.

Scout is having difficulty sleeping that night. She and Jem are sleeping on the porch, and she attributes every sound she hears to Boo Radley. When Jem informs her that he is going back for his pants, she tries to stop him. However, Jem is determined.

Although Scout recalls, "It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to part company," the events of the night and Scout's concern for Jem's safety show the close relationship between them. Remaining unscathed and unpunished throughout their evening requires working together. Scout struggles to understand Jem's purpose for going back for his pants, but she lets him go. Upon his return, Scout recalls, "There he was, returning to me."

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Because of what occurs in Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout grow closer as they are conspirators together, they confide in one another, and Scout worries about Jem's safety.

On Dill's last night in Maycomb, the children decide upon going over to the Radleys'. At first, Scout does not want to go because Atticus has told them to leave Boo alone. But when the boys ridicule her, she joins them. In fact, she works with Jem in making a "saddle" to raise Dill to the window sill of the house. Then, after Jem loses his pants on the wire fence of the Radleys, Scout remains quiet, too, as Dill tells Atticus a tall tale about having won the pants in a game. Later that night, Jem confides in Scout that he must go back for his pants. She becomes very concerned that he could be hurt or killed and begins to be concerned,

I waited until it was time to worry and listened for Mr. Radley's shotgun. Then I thought I heard the back fence squeak. It was wishful thinking....There he was returning to me. His white shirt bobbed over the back fence and slowly grew larger. 

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