To Kill A Mockingbird Exposition and Characters

Atticus -lawyer defending Tom Robinson-Scout and Jem’s father
Scout -Jean Louise Finch-Daughter of Atticus-Narrator
Calpurnia -the Finches’ cook who is also like a second mother to the children
Tom Robinson -A hardworking black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell
Dill -Charles Baker Harris-Scout’s friend who only visits in the summer
Heck Tate -sheriff in Maycomb
Miss Maudie -An open-minded neighbor of the Finches-house burns down
Mrs. Dubose -An old lady who beats her morphine addiction-Atticus said was the bravest person he ever knew
Tim Johnson – rabid dog that Atticus shoots
Mayella Ewell -accuses Tom Robinson of raping her-poor, white girl who is lonely
Bob Ewell -Poor white trashy father who beats his children- accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter- attacks Jem and Scout – killed by Boo Radley
Boo Radley -The mysterious neighbor whom the children have never seen- his real name is Arthur Radley- saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell by killing him
Maycomb, Alabama, 1930sdepression What is the setting of TKAM?
1. To walk a mile in their shoes2. To get inside their skin and walk around in it3. To see things from their points of view What is Atticus’ advice for Scout to get along with people better?
First person What point of view is the novel told from?
Scout Who is the narrator of the story?
-He says he wouldn’t be able to tell them what to do anymore if he didn’t-So he can keep his self respect What reason does Atticus give the kids for defending Tom Robinson?
how people “go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up” -prejudice What is Maycomb’s disease?
They “don’t do anything but make music for us to enjoy” Why is it a sin to kill mockingbirds?
He is abusive Based on Mayella’s testimony, what can we assume about her relationship with her father?
– wrote TKAM Harper Lee
Hypocrisy Ladies Missionary Circle
Innocence Tom Robinson
fighting prejudice Atticus killing the rabid dog
Innocence Mockingbird
InnocenceFriendship Boo Radley
Jem Finch Jem is realizing that the world is not such a great place all the time, and that people can be mean and mean. “I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…it’s because he wants to stay inside.”
Atticus They were discussing her being so fast to act in judgement instead of thinking about others. “You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until youclimb into his skin and walk around in it.”
Atticus He means that nobody can make a decision for you when it comes to matters that bother your conscience. Those decisions have to be made by yourself without regard to the feelings of others. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience”
AtticusHe is explaining what real courage is to Jem. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.”
AtticusThis is the only time Atticus says that anything is a sin. He was talking to Jem about what his dad says is “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
-Innocence-Prejudice/Racism-Courage-Hypocrisy Themes

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