To Kill a Mockingbird

Why did Jem refuse to obey his father and go home?

chapter 15

When he was with Scout and Dill at the Jailhouse.

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He refuses to obey his father and leave the jailhouse because he believes that his presence somehow protects his father. His refusal is all about growing up and taking responsibility. Jem wants to be a man and help his dad.

Because jem feels by his presence he will be able to protect atticus.