You can think of him as a true force of justice. He is infected by in chapter 10 and goes mad, putting everyone in the town at risk. Heck Tate is a friend of Atticus and also the sheriff of Maycomb County. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. However, Boo proves to be good though his actions, helping Scout and Jem learn a lesson. The racist nature of the white supremacy society places all odds against Tom. They were originally from Clanton, Alabama; and are rumored to be Republicans.
GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. Boo ends up being a major symbol in the novel, and the source of two valuable lessons learned by Scout later on. As another example, when Mrs. According to the sheriff's testimony, Mayella's bruises were on the right side of her face, which means she was most likely punched with a left hand. Scout Finch rebels from gender roles placed on her—she wear overalls and fights the boys.
Scout changes her ways throughout the book in order to get rid of the label people put on her. He is the man of his words as he defends Tom Robinson until the end because he believes that Tom is accused because of the color of his skin. She perceives people as individuals and does not judge them according to their skin color. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus has a deceptively simple set of beliefs and values. In To Kill a Mockingbird, conflict is not only present, but it is a very apparent element. He is played by in the film adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird.
He gets his revenge one night while Jem and Scout, who is dressed as a ham, are walking home from the Halloween play at their school. Because of the judge's sympathies for Tom, Bob Ewell breaks into the judge's house while the judge's wife is at church. Scout eventually develops a more grown-up perspective that enables her to appreciate human goodness without ignoring human evil. For To Kill a Mockingbird, a character map helps students remember the characters, and their interactions with Scout, Jem and Atticus. Living in Meridian, Mississippi, Dill spends every summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford. Character 10 Aunt Alexandra She is the sister of Atticus and aunt of Jem and Scout. The dog's body is collected by Zeebo.
The night before the trial, Tom is moved into the county jail. Main article: Atticus Finch is the middle-aged father of Jem and Scout Finch. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches. Due to her family's living situation, Mayella has no opportunity for human contact or love. The children concoct many plans to lure Boo Radley out of his house for a few summers until Atticus tells them to stop. The two major themes in the novel are judgment and justice.
When Jem is forced to stay reading to Mrs. When Lula, a fellow church member tries to make Scout and Jem feel bad for attending church with Calpurnia, Zeebo welcomes them with open arms. The verdict is tragic, but Atticus feels some satisfaction that the jury took so long deciding. Jem Jeremy Finch Scout's older brother, who is nearly ten at the beginning of the story. When Scout starts another fight, he talks to her, asking her and Jem too seek for the other solutions of their problems.
Jem is no exception to this rule. You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady! Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children's lives from Bob Ewell. However, by going through a few hardships and life lessons, she has more compassion and empathy. Even though she is still a tomboy at heart, Scout learns how to control her actions and act more like a lady. Scout Jean Louise Finch The narrator and main character who begins her story at almost six years old. She is a kind of woman who judges Jem and Scout on the yardstick of social standards. Also, Eula May knows everybody in the town because of her unique job.
However, following the trial of Tom Robinson, the public opinion about Boo changes as well. Evil Through the eyes of the innocent children - Scout, Jem, and Dill - the world seems very clear. This lesson is not to tell them that shooting things is good, but rather that there are some things that are living peacefully and have a purpose on the earth. United States of America: Warner Books. She exhibits a rather mature disposition or qualities at an early age but acts like a tomboy. She gets into trouble with Miss Caroline, her teacher, because she is expected to learn reading and writing her way.