Sunday, March 18, 2007
Jem~ Is he being left out?
I was thinking about the relationship between Aunt Alexandria and Scout, and how she is always pushing Scout to be more like a lady. Then, it made me wonder, why isn't Aunt Alexandria pushing and harping on Jem to be more like a man. I know he is a boy, but if you think about it, if Scout is the way she is from being around boys all her life, and she has a bit of a problem, then wouldn't that make Jem a culprit in this matter. No offense to boys or anything, but boys are a lot different than girls, sometimes they can be a little more dirty and sloppy (not all boys, just some). I don't remember reading anything about Aunt Alex correcting Jem all the time and trying to fix him too. I would think if she was so pushy and always tried to fix families by butting in and trying to change their ways, why she wouldn't try to change Jem into more of a man, just like she is trying to change Scout more into a lady. This is just a thought, tell me what you think?