What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.

What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.

What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.

What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.

At the beginning of Chapter 22, Jem’s “face was streaked with tears” after suffering through the guilty verdict in the Tom Robinson trial. In Jem’s mind, Atticus had clearly proven that Tom could not have beaten or raped Mayella, but nevertheless, the jury found him guilty. His realization that a group of white men could rule against a black man in spite of the facts was another example of Jem’s loss of innocence.Jem also reacts angrily when Aunt Alexandra scolds Dill for telling the truth about his Aunt Rachel, who “drinks a pint for breakfast every morning–know she drinks two glasses full. Seen her.”Later, Miss Maudie explains to Jem that Atticus is one of those men “who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us.” She goes on to explain that many white Maycomb citizens actually agree with Atticus and believe that Tom was innocent. Jem responded that “can’t any Christian judges an’ lawyers make up for heathen juries.”
What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.
What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.
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What symbolic incident occurs that testifies to Jem’s move toward adulthood in Chapter 22.
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