When do Jem and Scout show respect in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird?
In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, though Scout and Jem Finch have their moments of youthful rebellion and display a great deal of independence, they have in general been raised to be very respectful children.
One example of Jem showing respect can be seen in Chapter 12 . Jem has already turned 12 years old and learned a great deal from Mrs. Dubose's death. In this chapter, Atticus must also leave the children to Calpurnia's care because urgent business with the state legislature has called him away. Calpurnia, not trusting the children to be alone at their own church, decides to bring them with her to the African-American church as her guests. Once the children have been welcomed...
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