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Jem Finch Quotes

Five of the best book quotes from Jem Finch
  1. #1
    “He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.”
  2. #2
    “Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.”
  3. #3
    “How could they do it, how could they?” “I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep.”
  4. #4
    “There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from you. That’s never possible.”
  5. #5
    “Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.”
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