To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Jem's Character Development in To Kill a Mockingbird Explain Jem's character development in To Kill a Mockingbird. 

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Jem starts out as a child. He plays with his younger sister Scout, and Dill who is also much younger. He takes part in the role-playng, and fears his father's disapproval when he sneaks onto the Radley property and loses his pants. However once the trial starts, he becomes an adult in some ways. He understands much more than Scout. Yet he is still childlike, because he does not accept the verdict and doesn't understand his society.

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One point in the novel where we see a change in Jem is when Atticus shoots the rabid dog.  Scout immediately wants to go tell everyone about it, but Jem tells her not to.  He seems to come to some kind of understanding about Atticus during those moments.  He also makes a remark at that point about being a gentleman like Atticus.

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In the course of the novel, Jem leaves childhood behind and becomes a young adult.  Initially, Jem is a fun-loving child.  Along with Scout and Dill, he concocts plays and participates in all kinds of foolish dares.  Later he...

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