Arthur Radley The mysterious neighbor who piques the children's interest. Evidence from the trial suggests that he caught his daughter kissing Tom, proceeded to beat her, and then encouraged her to claim Tom raped her. He had a shock of white hair on top of his head and blue eyes. Retrieved on July 11, 2008. Avery A good-natured if somewhat coarse neighbor. To this day she insists that the entire incident began with the , the most wretched family in , but Jem disagrees. Atticus Finch The father of Scout and Jem, Atticus is a lawyer and an extremely morally upright man who strives to deal with everyone fairly.
Due to her family's living situation, Mayella has no opportunity for human contact or love. Chapter 3 -Jem invites Walter to eat lunch at his house with Scout. Radley Boo and Nathan Radley's parents. From this we see, through the narrative view of Scout, his gentlemanly attitude and how it calms Miss Caroline down. Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly. Jem does so, sprinting back hastily; there is no sign of movement at the Radley Place, although Scout thinks that she sees a shutter move slightly, as if someone were peeking out. However, he continues to allow Scout to read with him at night so long as she continues to go to school.
Burris also scared his teacher Caroline Fisher. Scout and Jem were playing in their backyard when they heard something in Miss Rachel's collard patch next door. Throughout the story, Dill acts as an observant conscience for the town. Every Christmas, Henry and his wife drop Francis at Finch's Landing, which is the only time Scout and Jem see him. Aunt Alexandra lives at Finch's Landing, the Finch family homestead, but she moves in with Atticus and the children during Tom Robinson's trial. Dill bragged that he could read, but Jem was unimpressed because Scout had been reading since she was born. Conner is mentioned early on in the book.
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. Boo Radley A recluse who never emerges from his house. He also tends to take jokes too far. He is well known to Scout and Jem. Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia's son.
Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children's lives from Bob Ewell. Atticus agrees to take his case, even though he knows it is probably hopeless, if only to show the white community its own moral degeneracy. Tom Robinson A black man who stands falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Aunt Alexandra doesn't consider the Calpurnia to be a very good motherly figure for Jem and Scout; she disapproves of Scout being a and wants to make Scout into a encouraging her to act more 'lady like'. He was married, with one son, eight daughters.
See also 2012-03-14 at the , Renaissance Learning, Inc. Chapter 5 -The kids try and slip a note through the Radley house window, but they get caught by Atticus. Calpurnia is a member of the First Purchase M. Upon hearing of Tom's death, Bob is absolutely gleeful, gloating about his success. Before Dill returned to Meridian after the summer, he went swimming with Jem at the Barker's Eddy creek.
She grew up at Finch's Landing and moved with Atticus to Maycomb. Ain't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c'n make me do nothin'! African Church in Maycomb County, where most if not all of the African-American characters go to church. Her family name, in the legends of Maycomb County, is synonymous with jackass. Heck Tate is a friend of Atticus and also the sheriff of Maycomb County. Scout almost gets into a fight with Cecil over the trial of Tom Robinson. As the days went by and they bored with their games, Dill became fascinated with , a gray and isolated house three doors down from the Finch's house. Atticus informs him that Mrs.
He is portrayed by in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Miss Rachel Haverford Dill's aunt who lives next door to the Finches. Although most everybody in town knows that the Ewells are a disgrace and not to be trusted, it is made clear that Tom Robinson was convicted because he is a Negro whose accuser is white. When Atticus was admitted to the bar, he returned to Maycomb County, twenty miles east of Finch's Landing, to practice law. He is depicted as chiefly antagonistic of Burris Ewell. The son of her son, Henry Hancock.