Jem is the brother of Scout. He was asked repeated times what his name was until he signed it. She is then confronted by the intolerance still existing in her society. Radley cemented the knothole where Boo left the gifts. He was charged with trying to rape a white woman Mayella Ewell. Introduction This 281-page novel was written by Harper Lee, and a publication done in 1960 by J. He is a doctor who, like Atticus, was schooled at home.
Calpurnia The Finchs' African American housekeeper. . Miss Rachel Haverford Dill's aunt who lives next door to the Finches. See also 2012-03-14 at the , Renaissance Learning, Inc. The characters provide us with quotes that are still relevant half a century later.
The world the characters live in is not a bright, cheerful and happy nor it is harsh world where every person is for himself. Boo Radley is played by in the film. At the end of the book, the Atticus and Heck argue over whether Jem or Boo Radley should be held responsible for the death of Bob Ewell. Also in part one, Scout gets into several fights at school. In part one, Jem and Scout are terrified of Boo Radley because of stories they have heard. Judge Taylor knew that Atticus was the only man who would stand a chance at acquitting Tom, or at least would be able to keep the jury thinking for more than just a few minutes. At this specific point in time, racism was at its peak and the Finch family are within a miniscule number of people in Maycomb County who disagree with the constant ridicule of black people who are segregated from white people.
When Bob Ewell starts threatening Helen after the trial, Mr. Jem moves into adolescence during the story, and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice that he perceives during the trial of Tom Robinson. Being only six, Scout does not know how to handle such situations so she tries to resolve her problems by fighting, or by talking to Atticus about what she has heard. Farrow is a lady in the missionary society who visits the Finch house occasionally. Alabama was the most racist part of the south everything was separated and blacks were treated like dirt that the whites walked on. The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others. Arthur Radley The mysterious neighbor who piques the children's interest.
Uncle Jack Finch Atticus and Aunt Alexandra's bachelor brother who comes to visit every Christmas. However importantly he shows how prejudice is passed on from parent to child. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. She is indifferent in her behavior with the people. The narration style adopts two perspectives; one that of the young girl growing up in hardship and problematic era and that of a grown-up woman reflecting on her childhood memories. An intelligent child emotionally damaged by his cruel father, Boo provides an example of the threat that evil poses to innocence and goodness.
In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks. They've never seen him and make a game of trying to get him to come outside. Atticus plans to appeal the verdict, but before he can do so, Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape the prison where he is being held. Throughout the story, Jem and Scout become more compassionate towards him. Unlike Scout and Jem, Dill lacks the security of family support.
She is a friend of Alexandra Hancock. She is upset by Scout's advanced reading capabilities and believes that Scout is receiving lessons from Atticus. In To Kill a Mockingbird the characters are: Jean Louise Finch Scout , Atticus Finch, Jeremy Atticus Finch Jem , Boo Radley, Bob Ewell, Charles Baker Harris Dill , Miss Maudie Atkinson, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, Link Deas, Mrs. The kids, including Jem and Scout, always waited for him to do something interesting. Early in the story, the children mimic and mock Radley, but they, later on, come to experience his goodness.
Merriweather writes the Halloween pageant. Burris also scared his teacher Caroline Fisher. The novel inspired numerous , the most notable of which was the classic starring as Atticus. After being humiliated at the trial, however, he goes on a quest for revenge, becoming increasingly violent. The Halloween night that Boo saves them from Bob is the only time that they see him come out of the house. However, as the trial progresses, Scout comes to see how much her aunt cares for her father and what a strong woman she is. He is the man of his words as he defends Tom Robinson until the end because he believes that Tom is accused because of the color of his skin.
The weird and near-supernatural traits of Boo and the aspect of racial injustice concerning Tom Robinson underwrite the quality of the gothic in the novel. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches. Main article: Atticus Finch is the middle-aged father of Jem and Scout Finch. Scout describes him as being sickly white, with a thin mouth, thin and feathery hair, and grey eyes, almost as if he were blind. Church who is upset when Scout and Jem attend services there.