To Kill a Mockingbird

Initially jem is suspicious about the objects that he and scout have been finding in the tree. Eventually he accepts their findings as gifts, but he is still confused: "I don't get it, I just don't get it". What is it that jem does not understand?

Chapter 5-8


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Jem does not yet understand the symbolic meaning behind the gifts. He also cannot connect the relevance of the gifts to who might be giving them.