To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 6 connection question 2

Scout states in this chapter, “It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to part company.” What prompts her to draw this conclusion? What does she mean? As you continue to read the novel, look for evidence that Scout and Jem are growing apart.

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As Jem reaches his puberty years, he begins to broaden his horizons. Much of what he used to do with his little sister does not interest him anymore. Jem has more concern about living up to his father's expectations than playing childish games with Scout. This is the point where Scout realizes that the two now think differently.