To Kill a Mockingbird

What do Jem and Scout think when of him after the incident with the dog?

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Scout wants to tell everyone in school about the incident, but Jem tells her not to. Jem explains that he wouldn't care if Atticus "couldn't do a blessed thing," because Atticus is a gentleman.


Who the heck is Atticus and Jem?

Atticus Finch- Scout and Jem's father. He is a lawyer in Maycomb. He is also a widower with a dry sense of humor. He raised his children alone, and instilled in them his own strong sense of morality and justice. He is one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to equality between the races, and agreed to defend a black man charged with raping a white women.

Jem Finch- Scout's brother who is 4 years older than her. Jem moves into adolescence during the story, and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice he perceives during the trial of Tom Robinson ( the man accused of rape)