Jeremy "Jem" Finch



Jeremy Finch is a young boy who stands up for what he believes in even when he is alone. He represents the idea of bravery and audaciousness. His idea of bravery is simply touching the side of the Radley house, and staying with his father while the lynch mobbers were gaining up on him, even though his father said, "Son, I said go home." as it says in chapter 15. In chapter one it says, "Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us..." Showing us that Jem never backs down from a dare to show us that he's not scared of anything.


Jeremy Finch takes on the responsibilities of watching over his younger sister 'Scout' since she can't watch over herself. He has to look after her while at home and at school. Jem had to pull Scout off of Walter Cunnningham when she fought him at school because he got her in trouble. Jem also cares for his sister when she is feeling down. "Don't you cry, now, Scout.... don't cry now, don't you worry-" Jem muttered at Scout all the way to school when the knot-hole was filled with cement. He may be hard on her at times, but deep down he cares for her and protects her.