"frowning and scratching his head. Then I sneered at him. Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful."(Lee 18). Jem is young so he takes risks and follows through with dares people give him which is why he is brave. He is not afraid. No matter how dangerous he knew the Radley house was, he still ran and slapped it.
Alright, we need more earth.
I brought more snow
"I was to stick with the first grade and he would stick with the fifth. In short, I was to leave him alone. 'You mean we can't play any more?' I asked. 'We'll do like we always do at home,' he said, 'but you'll see-school's different.' "(Lee 21). At school Jem does not want to be seen playing little kid games with his little sister. He wants be aound kids his age, this is when Jem starts seperating from Scout. That is why he doesn't want her around him.
We're going to look at Boo,
"I told him I found it. 'Don't eat things you find, Scout.' 'This wasn't on the ground, it was in a tree.' Jem growled. 'Well it was,' I said. 'It was sticking in that tree yonder, the one comin' from school.' ' Spit out right now!' "(Lee 44-45). Jem knows that he has responsebilty over Scout and he loves her. Jem is becoming more mature by telling Scout to be careful and do the right thing. Jem is teaching Scout.
They look just like us!
It scares meee
" Jem scooped up an armful of dirt, patted it into a mound on which he added another load, and another until he had constructed a torso. 'Jem, I ain't ever heard of a nigger snowman,' I said. 'He won't be black long,' "(Lee 89). When Jem found out that the snow was no good, he didn't give up he used his imagination and built a snowman out of dirt. Jem in this way is creative for making this situation work out in the best way possible.
"Because nobody would see them at night, because Atticus would be so deep in a book he wouldn't hear the Kingdom coming, because if Boo Radley killed them they'd miss school instead of vacation"(Lee 69). Jem did not fully think the consequences of being killed by Boo Radley because not only would he miss the school year, but the rest of all school years and summers. He because overwhelmed with excitement to see Boo that he didn't think of a good plan, he was dumb.
But it's dangerous
" Something white was inside this time. Jem let me do the honors: I pulled out two small images carved in soap. One was the figure of a boy, the other wore a crude dress. Before I remembered there was no such thing as hoodooing I shrieked nad threw them down."(Lee 79-80). Jem was very intrigued by what was left behind in the knot-hole of the tree. He went into the Radley yard just to see what was inside. The soap figure did not scare him as it did with Scout, instead he wanted to know who made them.