Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story. 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. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches. By the end of the book, it's clear that Alexandra cares very much for her niece and nephew, though she and Scout will probably never really get along. I saw an interesting documentary about Peck's life, and in it he was doing one-man shows around the country. One night Dill runs away from his home in Meridian, arriving in Maycomb County where he hides under Scout's bed.
This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee. The reader can fairly assume that Boo is also familiar with the Ewells, and probably doesn't think much more of them than the rest of Maycomb. When Boo finally does come out, he has a good reason: Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch children. She is an example of how one person's actions can have an effect on a lot of people and she elucidates the hardships that surround the Tom Robinson case. Boo Radley is a good person. Scout Jean Louise Finch Narrator of the story.
Tom Robinson is played by. Boo Radley is a ghost who haunts the book yet manifests himself at just the right moments in just the right 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. Maycomb is evidently a community that cannot tolerate differences and discriminate people based on their appearances. He presides over the Tom Robinson trial showing great distaste for the Ewells and great respect for Atticus.
Radley, Nathan Radley, and the creepiest of all Boo Arthur Radley. A piece of chewing gum 2. The kids were about to leave him a thank you note in the tree when the hole was filled. One does not love breathing. Miss Stephanie says old Mr. At first Scout does not understand what is wrong and keeps asking Jem questions about what is happening. He gives them almost raise themselves, he gives them a lot of freedom.
Nathan meets them with a shotgun blast. Atticus says to Jem to get his pants back A. It was so interesting and touching to hear people talk about how the film and that character affected them. » The film takes my breath away. He attends school only one day a year. He has live lice in his hair. Avery A boarder at the house across from Mrs.
Unsurprisingly, Scout is as unhappy in second grade as she was in first, but Jem promises her that school gets better the farther along one goes. Only when Scout talks to him about his son and how much he owes to Atticus does he reconsider and call off the mob. By doing this, Judge Taylor was not giving in or supporting racism. He taunts Scout about Atticus, getting her in trouble. She announced the closing of schools when it snowed and announced the rabid dog that entered Maycomb. In the film, she takes the place of Rachel Haverford and is now Dill's aunt. He appears to support racial equality and was appointed to represent Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell.
Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Heck eventually persuades Atticus to accept the theory that Ewell accidentally fell on his own knife, thus saving the harmless, reclusive Boo from the public exposure of a criminal trial. She was acknowledged as a motherly figure. Horace Gilmer The state attorney representing the Ewells. He is one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to racial equality.
Atticus has equal respect for all people. X was the name he had been given when he was born because his parents marked his birth certificate with an X instead of a name. At the beginning of the novel, Scout appears to think of Calpurnia as the wicked stepmother to Scout's own Cinderella. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. .