Maturity Of Scout And Jem Finch

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In Chapter 6 of To Kill A Mockingbird, a series of action occurs towards the protagonists, Scout, Jem and Dill, revealing their developing stages of maturity. Maturity is an ability to see right from wrong, to settle problems professionally, to be patient, to be sensible and responsible. In the story, the 3 children walks into the Radley’s back yard, which soon shows their poor selection of entering without permission, even with their father’s restricting warnings. The shadow and the shotgun blast was a result in the consequences they irresponsibly did not consider. Next, Jem loses his pants in the escape, showing his lack of responsibility towards his properties. Then Dill lies well enough to trick Atticus into believing they were lost in a game of “strip poker”, showing his stable and prompt attitude when handling situations. Still, they were not sophisticated enough to own up to their mistake, displaying high immaturity. Later, Scout and Jem discuss and argue over Jem’s plan to return to the Radley house to retrieve his pants. This discussing and arguing movement showed their good judgment by now thinking about the consequences that will happen. Scout believes that it is irresponsible to leave the house without their father’s consent, but Jem concluded that he had to be responsible by taking action for their fault, both showing full maturity. Lastly, Jem shows Scout the pants and they fall asleep, displaying Jem’s ability to solve his own issues with intelligence, determination and success. This event had boasted their growth and thinking, making the trio become more
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