Based on “To kill a mockingbird”


Question 1) Could you be friends with the protagonist of your novel?


Protagonist: Jem Finch


I could be friends with Jem Finch from “To kill a mockingbird”. I believe this because Jem is very similar to modern day children, he shows to be unsettled by the injustice in the legal system, and Jem seemed to be very imaginative.


Jem was similar to a modern day teenager to me. My reasons for this are he was eager to tryout for the local football team and hangout with his friends at school without interruption from his younger sister. He was also very glad to be move into high school and into a more “mature” collection of people without the large number of younger children. I was very similar as I was eager and happy to play Rugby during eighth grade as well as my older sister had gone to a different school then myself giving me the freedom to hangout with my friends free from interruption from her. When I had decided the high school I was going to I was very happy to be moving into a more mature group of people closer to my own age then to the younger children in my old middle school much like I assume Jem felt.


During the hearing of Tom’s case once the sentence was past Jem was very unsettled. He did not find it right or fair to have such an injustice in the legal system just due to somebody race. He at that point temporally lost fate in the legal system as it was in his view corrupt. I have a similar view as I see it not fair nor right for someone to be discriminated against, whether it for the race, sexuality or religion. I have had many times where I have considered a governmental institution or legal system unfair or unjustice an have lost faith in the way the world works time an time again. Although Jem has just began seeing the cruelty of the world I think he has shown he is against the injustice.


Jem also had a very wild imagination as a child. I for one had a great time thinking an dreaming up stories and games during my childhood, just as Jem has done in “To kill a mockingbird”. I think my main attraction to this would be the stories of the Radley’s house as I had a creepy house near myself and there were always wild stories that I would enjoy an want to believe in. He also constantly liked to play make-believe with his sister an Dill during the summer to past the time which I as well did when I was much younger.


I truly believe that Jem would have made a very good friend. We’re both teenagers of similar motives, we both have a strong view in fairness an righteousness, and last but not least we both grew up with a wild imagination.