To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

?To Kill A Mockingbird?
~Harper Lee~

In the book, ?To Kill A Mockingbird? by Harper Lee growth in the characters is a

very important point he tries to get through to the reader. The character that is most

involved in growth is Jeremy Finch(Jem). Throughout the book one can see Jem?s

growth towards becoming a young man by the trials and tests he goes through in his


Perhaps the greatest moment of his change from child to man was when his

friend, Dill, ran away from home and too Jem?s house. When Jem found Dill hiding out

under the bed it didn?t take him long to go tell his father he was there. His sister best says

states this change when she says, ?Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our

childhood.? (P. 143) She said that refering to when Jem went to tell his father of Dill?s


Another moment of Jems ?growing up? comes when he and Scout (his sister) are

sleeping on the back porch. When the two are lieing there ready to go to sleep Scout

is playing with a bug, when she is ready to sleep she goes to

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