Jeremy Tactics Finch In the book Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. A boy named Jeremy Tactics Finch also known as Gem changes socially, mentally, and physically within the chapters of the book. With the help of family and friends Seems feelings change emotionally and also changes to become more of a matured gentlemen. Gem changes socially throughout the book by the feelings he has towards other people. There are many times when Gem start feeling bad for other people in the story, like when him and scout get in a fight but even though their mad at each there he still is grow up enough to know that he should say “Night, 39).
There are also many other incidents, like when he goes out and teaches Dill how to swim. Gem also goes through some bad social change when he turns twelve. “He is difficult to live with, inconsistent, and moody. “(115). As Gem grows he Starts to get annoyed by Scout and prefers to spend his time reading about taxes “Oh Scout its like recognizing the taxes system… Dry to most men. ” scout replies Mow do you know? ‘ and Gem tells Scout “Oh, go on and leave me alone. I’m reading’ the Mental change is another type of change that Gem goes through.
Gem start to think like an adult as he gets older in the book. He shows it at the trial of Tim Robinson when the jury is in the jury room and he starts to talk to Reverend Sykes. He starts saying thing about the trial and Reverend Sykes ask him not to talk like that in front of Scout. “Gem took exception to Reverend Sykes, and we subjected to a lengthy review of the evidence with Jeans ideas on the law regarding rape: it wasn’t rape it she let you,…. Apparently you had to kick and holler, you had to be over powered and stomped on” “Mr..
Gem,” Reverend Sykes murmured, “this aunt a polite thing for little ladies to This shows that Jeer knows what he is talking about and has the mentality to know what is going on in the trial. There is also the time when he had to go and read to Mrs.. Dubos which he later finds out about her drug addiction which he fully understands but gains courage out of his experiences with her. “Son, told you that if you hadn’t lost your head id have made you go read to her _ I wanted you to see something about her- I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man With a gun in his hand.
It’s When you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter this shows that Tactics made Gem go read to Mrs.. Dubos not just because Gem destroyed part of her property but because he wanted to show him What courage really is and means. Gem changes physically in many ways in the story; at the age of 12 Gem hits puberty and starts to grow hair. “His hair stuck up behind and down in front, and I wondered if it would it would ever look like a man’s-maybe it he shaved it off and started over, his hair would grow back neatly in place.
His eyebrows were becoming heavier, and I noticed a new slimness about his body. He was growing There was also when Jeer tried to show Scout his hair on his chest which shows him growing up physically. “Show you something if you won’t tell anybody… He unbuttoned his shirt, grinning shyly. ” ‘Well What. ” “Can you see it? ” Tell no. ” Tell its These things show how he changes physically to become more Of a man as he hits puberty.
Another change that Gem goes through is his feeling toward himself and how he starts to feel better about himself. When he gets home one day from school he wows that he is all confident about making the football team and how happy he is to be old enough to play, But even though he doesn’t get to play he still remains happy with just being the water boy and just being able to be there watching, “He went out for football, but was too slender and too young yet to do anything but carry the team water buckers.
This he did with enthusiasm; most afternoons he was seldom home before During the trial “It was turn to cry. ” which shows that he was not afraid to just let his feeling be show even though most people wouldn’t So these show that Jeer can feel DOD about himself and also feel bad but he can still let it out if he has to. As you can see those where all ways that Gem shows his coming of age in the book “To Kill A MockingBird” by Harper Lee By changing socially he becomes more likable.
By changing emotionally with himself he becomes more confident. By changing mentally he Starts to under stand more complicated things that before he would have never knew about. By changing physically he becomes more Of a man and is more older. And finally by changing to be more Of an adult to his sister he becomes more aware of what an adult has to face.