Scout begins relating the stories of her childhood that build up to the night that Jem broke his arm. Scout Finch Scout is the narrator of The Kill a Mockingbird. She reaches out to Tom Robinson for the simple fact that she is lonely; however, she turns against him in the trial no doubt out of fear for what her father might do to her. The voice fluctuates between adult and child, talking about the events as they took place and they looking back on. Atticus Finch Maycomb attorney and state legislative representative who is assigned to represent Tom Robinson. Ewell then finds the sheriff, , and tells him that his daughter has been raped and beaten by Tom.
Atticus is the most moralistic character in the novel. A boy, whose name is Dill, moves into the house next door to the Finch family to stay with his Aunt Rachel for the summer. At this point, Scout simply accepts such differences as the way things are; she feels neither sympathy nor prejudice toward Walter. Though the novel perspective gives insight to Scout as a child, it is actually told by an adult Scout who is able to reflect on the events she witnessed. Jem matures greatly throughout the course of the novel, much more affected by events than Scout seems to be. Finch's religion made him a persecuted man in England, but rather than shun persecution in all its forms, as soon as he came to America he bought slaves in order to make himself rich. Scout is the only one of the novel's primary three children Dill, Jem, and herself to see and speak to Boo Radley during the course of the novel and realize that he is harmless, despite her initial fear of him.
Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. By doing this, Judge Taylor was not giving in or supporting racism. However, Jem steps in and invites Walter over to their house for lunch. The symbolism is portrayed in the instances where the goodness and innocence of some characters were bruised and crushed. His father paid Atticus for his service for something a while back with some goods.
The narrator, Jean Louise Finch, who goes by the nickname Scout, begins to tell the story of how her brother Jem broke his arm. However, towards the end of the book, Scout views Calpurnia as someone she can look up to, and realizes Calpurnia has only protected her over the years. Atticus tells Jem that Mrs. Recounting the history of her ancestors leads her to Atticus, who is her father. The two major themes in the novel are judgment and justice. The novel shows his development as he grows up as well.
Eula May The local telephone operator. He got into trouble when he was very young, and his father decided his punishment would be prison - in the house. She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs. 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. She is played by in the film. Bob Ewell Bob Ewell is the head of the Ewell family, a notoriously poor, dirty, and uneducated family. Although he was a good shot, he does not like to mention the fact as he does not like the thought of having an advantage over people.
At that time the Finch family lived on the main residential street with , their cook. He inspects Jem's broken arm and Scout's minor bruises after the attack from Bob Ewell under the tree. Farrow is a lady in the missionary society who visits the Finch house occasionally. As Tate notes, if word got out that Boo killed Ewell, Boo would be inundated with gifts and visits, calamitous for him due to his reclusive personality. They draw their assumptions from the notion that he does not put his skills to use against the racist status quo in Maycomb. For the rest of the summer the three of them played together.
Scout was only two years old when her mother passed away, so she didn't remember or miss her. Through the story of Simon Finch, the opening of Mockingbird touches on the hypocrisy, racial prejudice, and the evil men do to each other that in general and in Maycomb. Radley died and Boo's brother, Nathan, arrived at the house to live with Boo. Dubose was terminally ill and had become to. The town has developed a myth that he is an insane monster who wanders around at night peering into people's windows. Bob Ewell breaks Jem's arm during his assault on the Finch children, subsequently resulting in it being shorter than it had been, in an attempt to protect his sister. Miss Gates Scout's second grade teacher.
Scout almost gets into a fight with Cecil over the trial of Tom Robinson. Instead, his older brother, , moved back to Maycomb from Pensacola and took his father's place in almost every way. When she finds Dill, he tells both Scout and Atticus that he was chained to a wall in his father's basement; later, he confesses he actually ran away because he felt he was being replaced by his stepfather. They were originally from Clanton, Alabama; and are rumored to be Republicans. Miss Caroline offers to lend Walter a quarter, but he refuses. He drinks heavily and spends his relief checks on whiskey rather than food for his family. Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children.
No one had seen Boo since, but he supposedly comes out at night and eats cats and things like that. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout and it is believed that he kills Ewell with the knife. Scout and Jem were playing in their backyard when they heard something in Miss Rachel's collard patch next door. Heck Tate is a friend of Atticus and also the sheriff of Maycomb County. Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly. Cunningham, about inviting his son, Walter, over for dinner. A controversial earlier draft of the novel, which was titled Go Set a Watchman, was released on July 14, 2015.
Francis lives in , and is a bit of a tattle-tale. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. Nathan also cements up the knothole in which Arthur leaves little gifts for the children. After that transgression Boo Radley's father locked him up in their own house. When Bob Ewell starts threatening Helen after the trial, Mr. She had known the Finches for many years, having been brought up on the Buford place, which was near the Finches' ancestral home, Finch's Landing. After his father died, Boo's brother, Nathan, moved into the house with Boo.