"We lived on the main residential street in town- Atticus, Jem and I, plus Calpurnia our cook" (Lee 6).
The Neighborhood "Boo"
¨Don't pay any attention to her, just hold your head high and be a gentlemen" (Lee 135).
A Heart too Big for his own Good
"We had just come to the gate when Jem snatched my baton and ran flailing wildly up the steps into Mrs. Dubose's front yard. forgetting everything Atticus had said, forgetting that she packed a pistol under her shawls, forgetting that if Mrs. Dubose missed, her girl Jessie probably wouldn't" (Lee 137).
A Real Jem
Jem, just be you and do things to please yourself.
"Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you" (Lee 96).
You do not have to do this Jem.
Just touch the door and come back Jem.
"He lay down, and for a while I heard his cot trembling" (Lee 76).
Jem are you okay?
I believe that Jem is so worried about what everyone else will think about him and pleasing his father, that he isn't truly being himself. I feel like Jem wants to help others but he is worried of what his neighbors and father will think and do. Jem is so concerned with what his father will think, that his father is his reasoning behind everything; "You must be a gentleman, son" (Lee 136).