Atticus’s fists went to his hips, so did Jem’s, and
as they faced each other I could see little
resemblance between them... ‘I ain’t going,’
was [Jem’s] steady answer.”
From watching his father risk only one shot when shooting the dog, and then succeeding, Jem is motivated to become as courageous as Atticus.Thinking that he could alter the situation with his bravery, Jem tries to emulate Atticus and says, “No.” This action conveys Jem’s courage and his resemblance to Atticus, both physically and mentally.
Jem is the one who takes action. He's the one who overcomes his fear to run up and touch the radleys' front door, fiddles with the fishing pole to try and leave a note on Boo's windowsill, and spearheads the midnight raid on the Radley's Place. #Confident