FC: The Life and Times of Jem Finch
1: I used to always play with Scout, but now I've grown way too much to enjoy the company of little girls. I'm old enough to understand the big words that Atticus used during the Tom Robinson case. | I really want to play football for my school but they say I'm too small, so I carry water to the players. I really take pride in it because it takes baby steps to get to the big leagues. One day, I'll be the one who gets the water than the one who gives the water. Sometimes I wish that the world was fair. When Tom Robinson was found guilty for a crime he obviously didn't commit, I was so angry and upset. I wanted to cry during the trial, but I had to be strong for Scout and Dill. I didn't want them to see me cry .
2: Sometimes I feel like I have to be brave. I feel like I need to brave for Scout because she's young and naive. She just doesn't have as much life experiences as I do. | When Dill dared me to touch the Radley house, I didn't want to do it, but I couldn't look like a punk in front of my little sister. I touched it, but I was scared out of my mind. I guess you can call that brave even though I was frightened.
3: My sister, Jean Louise Finch, aka Scout, is an adventurous young girl. Scout is more of a tomboy than a girlie-girl. But now she is turning out more like a girl every day. She would almost always believe me and listen to what I told her to do but she gets more and more defiant each day.
4: My father, Atticus, Finch, is a very respectful man who will help anyone in need. He always wants us to be empathetic to people we don't understand. | Atticus always does the right thing even when it's hard. He doesn't care what people think of him. Atticus is a very humble and modest man. He never boasts or brags about his skills and abilities.
5: One night, Atticus woke me and Scout up and told us to get dress warm. We followed him outside and saw Miss Maudie's house on fire. Atticus told us to stay by the Radley house. While we watched men take Miss Maudie's belongings out of her house. Boo Radley slipped a blanket over Scout's shoulders!
6: On Halloween night, Scout and I were walking home from the pageant at the high school when we heard noises behind us. At first, Scout thought it was Cecil but when Scout started to insult him, there was no response. Scout began to panic but I tried to calm her down. The noise was coming closer so I told Scout to run. We ran hard but her ham costume got stuck. I tried to pull her out but the noise was so close. I had to protect my little sister. Everything after that was a blur. Scout told me that Boo Radley carried me home and that it was Mr. Ewell who was following us. That man broke my arm, but I don't have to worry about him anymore because Mr. Ewell died but I really don't know how.
7: One time, I saw Scout walking home from school with a package in her hands. It was a package of bubble gum and she was chewing it. When she told me it was found in tree near the Radley's home, I nearly fainted! At the time, I made her spit it out because I did not trust that house. All I was thinking, was that she could have been killed!
8: After the bubble gum incident, Scout and I found more interesting items. Among them were these two little clay dolls. The weird thing was, they looked just like us! Those weren't the only things we had found, but they were kind of creepy. We had no idea where they came from or who made them.
9: "If there are just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other?If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?" (Lee 304)
10: Works Cited 1005 To-kill-a-mockingbird-mary-badham-scout-portrait. Photograph. The Leo Fuchs Photography Archives. Web. 16 May 2011.
11: Look Out for Boo Radley. Photograph. UTC Channel 98. 24 Jan. 2011. Web. 16 May 2011.