To Kill A Mockingbird People

Scout This character is the main protagonist of the novel. The story takes place during this character years of growing up and maturing. As it begins, this character is six years old. This character is the offspring of Atticus Finch. This character is very curious about various topics; school, this character’s frightning neighbor, Boo Radley, and all the strange people living in the town. This character does not want to act like a proper adult, this character will much rather run around and play all day in overalls, and jeans, than sit around wearing uncomfortable clothes. This character loves to sit on this character’s father’s lap and have him read stories to this character. This character really loves to read, and gets very upset when this character’s teacher tells this character to stop reading since this character is so far ahead of this character’s classmates.
Jem Scout’s older sibling. This character is 10 as the story begins, and 13 at its end. This character is very wise for this character’s age, and also very emotional. This character takes after this character’s father Atticus a lot. This character is more easy-going and not as adventurous as Scout.
Atticus Scout and Jem’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb descended from an old local family. A widower with a dry sense of humor, Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. He is one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to racial equality. When he agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a white woman, he exposes himself and his family to the anger of the white community. With his strongly held convictions, wisdom, and empathy, Atticus functions as the novel’s moral backbone.
Boo Radley This character is a recluse who lives near to the Finches. This character is the subject of various rumors that this character is a ghost, or a murderer. All of the kids in Maycomb are afraid of this character. This character is just very shy and this character does not wish to interact with the townspeople.
Bob Ewell A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb’s poorest family. In his knowingly wrongful accusation that Tom Robinson raped his daughter, Ewell represents the dark side of the South: ignorance, poverty, squalor, and hate-filled racial prejudice.
Charles Baker “Dill” Harris Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. Dill is a diminutive, confident boy with an active imagination. He becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and represents the perspective of childhood innocence throughout the novel.
Miss Maudie The Finches’ neighbor, a sharp-tongued widow, and an old friend of the family. she is almost the same age as Atticus’s younger brother, Jack. She shares Atticus’s passion for justice and is the children’s best friend among Maycomb’s adults.
Calpurnia The Finches’ black cook. Calpurnia is a stern disciplinarian and the children’s bridge between the white world and her own black community.
Aunt Alexandra Atticus’s sister, a strong-willed woman with a fierce devotion to her family. This character is the perfect Southern lady, and her commitment to propriety and tradition often leads her to clash with Scout.
Mayella Ewell Bob Ewell’s abused, lonely, unhappy daughter. Though one can pity Mayella because of her overbearing father, one cannot pardon her for her shameful indictment of Tom Robinson.
Tom Robinson The black field hand accused of rape. Tom is one of the novel’s “mockingbirds,” an important symbol of innocence destroyed by evil.
Link Deas Tom Robinson’s employer. In his willingness to look past race and praise the integrity of Tom’s character, Deas epitomizes the opposite of prejudice.
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose An elderly, ill-tempered, racist woman who lives near the Finches. Although Jem believes she is a thoroughly bad woman, Atticus admires her for the courage with which she battles her morphine addiction.
Nathan Radley Boo Radley’s older brother. Scout thinks that Nathan is similar to the deceased Mr. Radley, Boo and Nathan’s father. Nathan cruelly cuts off an important element of Boo’s relationship with Jem and Scout when he plugs up the knothole in which Boo leaves presents for the children.
Heck Tate The sheriff of Maycomb and a major witness at Tom Robinson’s trial. Heck is a decent man who tries to protect the innocent from danger.
Mr. Underwood The publisher of Maycomb’s newspaper. Mr. Underwood respects Atticus and proves his ally.
Mr. Dolphus Raymond A wealthy white man who lives with his black mistress and mulatto children. Raymond pretends to be a drunk so that the citizens of Maycomb will have an explanation for his behavior. In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks.
Mr. Walter Cunningham Poor farmer that wants to lynch Tom Robinson at the jail. Displays his human goodness when Scout’s politeness compels him to disperse the men at the jail.
Walter Cunningham Son of Mr. Cunningham and classmate of Scout. Walter cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble.
Judge Taylor The judge for Tom’s trial. Taylor is a good, sensible man with a sense of humor, who manages a strict courtroom.
Miss Stephanie Crawford The neighborhood gossip of Maycomb.
Miss Caroline Fisher Scout’s first grade teacher; has difficult time because she doesn’t understand people of Maycomb. Also, she disapproves of Scout already knowing how to read.
Mr. Avery scout’s neighbor who lives across the street from Dill’s aunt and is very mean; model for snowman made by scout and Jem. Blames the snow on the children’s bad behavior.
Helen Robinson the wife of Tom, can’t get a job, church takes up offerings for her. She is then hired by Link Deas and he settles the trouble between her and the Ewells so she can get to work quickly without being harassed.
Miss Rachel lives next door to the Finch family, and her nephew, Dill, comes to stay with her every summer and becomes close friends with the Finch kids.
Reverend Sykes pastor at church; helps Jem and Scout understand the trial and saves seats for them in the “colored balcony”
Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia’s son. He’s one of four people who can read at the First Purchase African M.E. Church.
Tim Johnson The rabid dog that Atticus shoots. Belongs to Mr. Harry Johnson.
Mr. Harry Johnson Owner of Tim Johnson, the rabid dog.
Miss Gates Scout’s hypocritical second grade teacher who says that everyone should be accepted (mainly she comments about Hitler) but she is racist against blacks.
Francis Alexandra’s spoiled grandson, made fun of atticus causing scout to get into a fight with him, told uncle jack a different story and scout was punished.
Uncle Jack Atticus’s brother, gets mad at Scout for cursing, funny, is a doctor, Scout and Jem are very fond of him.
Uncle Jimmy Aunt Alexandra’s husband. He doesn’t talk much. The only words he has ever said to Scout were “Get off the damn fence.”
Simon Finch Atticus’ ancestor-founded Finch’s Landing.
Cecil Jacobs goes to school with jem and scout, scout beats him up after he made fun of atticus, brought up adolf hitler in class, leads to a talk about democracy.
Little Chuck Little threatens Burris Ewell when Burris threatens Miss Caroline. ” [He] was another member of the population who didn’t know where his next meal was coming from, but he was a born gentleman.” pg. 34
Burris Ewell Filthy, cusses out the teacher, only goes to the first day of school every year. “He was the filthiest human I had ever seen. His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” pg. 35
Mrs. Merriweather hypocrite, feels sorry for mrunas who are oppressed, just like the blacks, produces the pageant, loves to gossip, devoted to church
Mr. Gilmer Lawyer for the Ewell family in Tom Robinson’s case. balding, smooth-faced, anywhere between 40-60 years old
Dr. Reynolds Dr. Reynolds is the Maycomb doctor. He is well known to Scout and Jem. Scout says that he “had brought Jem and me into the world, had lead us through every childhood disease known to man including the time Jem fell out of the tree house, and he had never lost our friendship. Dr. Reynolds said that if we were boil-prone things would have been different…” (ch. 28). He inspects Jem’s broken arm and Scout’s minor bruises after the attack from Bob under the tree.
Jessie Jessie is Mrs. Dubose’s black caregiver. She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs. Dubose has her fits, and she seems to care enormously for Mrs. Dubose. When Jem is forced to stay reading to Mrs. Dubose, Jessie kindly leads Jem and Scout to the door when Mrs. Dubose’s alarm goes off.
Lula Lula is the angry African-American woman who confronts Calpurnia when she brings Jem and Scout to the First Purchase A.M.E. Church. Unlike the other people at the Church, she confronts Jem and Scout with resentment, paralleling how many white people discriminate black people. Because of her attitude, she is asked to leave First Purchase church.
Mr. X Billups Seen only once in the book, at the trial, described as a “funny man”. X was his name, and not his initial. He was asked repeated times what his name was until he signed it. X was the name he had been given when he was born, because that was what was put on the birth certificate.
Maxwell Green Maxwell Green is the new lawyer in town. He usually takes Judge-assigned cases, but Judge Taylor assigned Tom Robinson’s case to Atticus to give Tom Robinson a better chance.
Eula May Eula May is Maycomb’s most prominent telephone operator. She sends out public announcements, invitations, and activates the fire alarm. She announced the closing of schools when it snowed and announced the rabid dog that entered Maycomb.
The Barber Sisters (Miss Tutti and Frutti) Miss Tutti and Miss Frutti (Sarah and Frances), were deaf (Tutti completely deaf; Frutti only partially and used an ear trumpet), and had a halloween prank pulled on them by the school children who put all of the women’s furniture in the cellar. Hounds had to be summoned to find it all.

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