He is a doctor who, like Atticus, was schooled at home. Dill goes on to say how he is seven years old, and that he is little for his age. Dill tells Scout later that the story he told was highly exaggerated. You ain't makin' me go nowhere, missus. He is not affected by what other people say or think. One of the men who comes to lynch Tom Robinson, he's also one of Atticus' clients. He presides over the Tom Robinson trial showing great distaste for the Ewells and great respect for Atticus.
Calpurnia The Finchs' African American housekeeper. Radley Boo and Nathan Radley's parents. The son of her son, Henry Hancock. Scout respects her father so much that she agrees and she makes herself to behave properly for three weeks those who have kids or younger siblings can imagine what three weeks mean for a six-year-old: almost an eternity. He has to learn some very harsh lessons, and his sense of humanity is shaken. Jack also has a pet cat named Rose Aylmer, who is mentioned during the Christmas visit.
Link Deas Tom and Helen Robinson's employer. Dill's unique background marks him different from all the other boys in Maycomb. She is a friend of Alexandra Hancock. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches. Harper Lee used him as a base for the character Dill. When Bob Ewell starts threatening Helen after the trial, Mr. Even though she can be very hard to deal with, she truly does love her nephew.
Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story. She is very concerned that Scout have a feminine influence to emulate. Ewell then finds the sheriff, , and tells him that his daughter has been raped and beaten by Tom. Scout is a tomboy who would rather solve problems with her fists than with her head. Tom Robinson The black man who is accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell.
The Finch kids may have active imaginations, but they're firmly entrenched in the reality of Maycomb. A boy trudged down the sidewalk dragging a fishing pole behind him. Later in the book, Dill decides to run away, to Maycomb. You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! One instance of his is that of the Radley's, especially Arthur Radley Boo Radley. Atticus plans to appeal the verdict, but before he can do so, Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape the prison where he is being held. From the tomboy, ready to fight for everything and faithful for her ideals, she turns to the rebellious girl that tries to prove her ideals to the entire world, but suddenly realizes that the world has objections. Jack smells like alcohol and something sweet, and is said that he and Alexandra have similar features.
Some say it's a misguided effort at parenthood, but the reader sees that Atticus' episodes with his children are what make him an exemplary father. The punishment is reading to Mrs Dubose for a month. Jem sees and feels the unfairness that is often present in the world, and we feel it too. Atticus, but the incredible naivete and lack of experience are her own. She doesn't like the idea of Calpurnia bringing Atticus Finch's children, Jem and Scout, with her to church and tells her so but is overruled by the other congregants. When Jem gets older, and doesn't want to be bothered by Scout, Miss Maudie keeps her from getting angry. Dubose was the bravest person he ever knew, and she was trying to teach Jem the importance of bravery and true courage to endure anything when the situation is hopeless, as in her morphine addiction.
It has meadows, cotton fields, etc. Also in this case, we have the testimonial of the local sheriff Heck Tate; he too is a tool of great injustice for the blacks. Work cited: ; 23rd 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics first published July 11th 1960. For example, it may be affected during a person's childhood, their education, their genes and their development in later life. Cunningham then tells the other mob members to get back in their cars and leave them alone.
Living in Meridian, Mississippi, Dill spends every summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford. 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. While Atticus is well portrayed as a quiet hero within the novel, this point of view is not necessarily shared by his children. Braxton Bragg Underwood The owner, editor, and printer of The Maycomb Tribune. 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. Atticus does believe in the justice system, and he holds that Tom, who is accused of a crime because of his skin color, is an innocent man. Dill proposes to Scout that when they are old enough then he will marry her and they will live in Maycomb happily together.
Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. He turned to Scout: ''d you see him, Scout? When we are introduced to him, he immediately shows characteristics that stand out and stick with him throughout the book. Dill is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird with a mysterious family life, although we know a few facts there are still some aspects unknown. Eula May The local telephone operator. But after she has to search for other ways, Scout Finch starts to think about the real meaning of justice, diplomacy and superiority of intelligence over physical strength.
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. He begins by spitting in Atticus' face, followed by a failed attempt to break into the home of Judge Taylor, then finally menacing Helen, the poor widow of Tom Robinson. He lives with his nine motherless children in a shack near the town dump. Summertime, and his children played in the front yard with their friend, enacting a strange little drama of their own invention. Scout Finch - The narrator and protagonist of the story. The first place and people he thinks of running to are Scout and Jem and Maycomb.