In To Kill a Mockingbird what does Jem have to do for Mrs Dubose?
He read to her for a month for smashing her bushes. She died so his punishment ended.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem see Mrs. Dubose as a wicked old heartless lady. Atticus, the children's father, does not share this view. He says that Mrs. Dubose has the most courage of any person he has ever known. He holds this opinion because she had the courage to fight and overcome her addiction to morphine. The nieghborhoods opinion of Mrs. Dubose was unanimous that she was the meanest old…
Jem's punishment was that he had to read out loud to Mrs. Dubose, everyday after school and Saturdays for two hours for a month. He had to read to Mrs. Dubose every day after school. At one point Mrs. Dubose suggested extending the punishment, but Jem did not hesitate to beg Atticus not to extend it. He had to read to Mrs Dubose everyday after school and on Saturdays
Atticus advises Jem and Scout that you should understand and be patient with people like Mrs. Dubose because everyone has a good side, but they choose to show it differently. Jem tries to follow Atticus's advice regarding Mrs. Dubose: just hold your head high and be a gentleman. He tells him to ignore her.
What 2 comments of Mrs Dubose's specifically infuriates Jem to the point that he can't control his temper in To Kill a Mockingbird?
The lose of inocence that Jemery Atticus Finch come so far from holding close to. Mrs Dubose represents the strong character in the book that Atticus likes his kids to hang around with. Mrs Dubose also proves that Jem, appreciates and respects his father more now that he has (in Jems eyes) a man (shooting the 'mad dog'). The death of Mrs Dubose is the spawn of a new more mature Jem.