Avery can also be seen in the story pushing a mattress out of a window when Miss Maudie's house catches fire. After the verdict is given in the trial, Atticus tells Jem that one of the Cunninghams had changed his thoughts about Tom and pleaded that Tom was not guilty to the jury. This re-examination of the text is key to having insightful conversations, or producing insightful writing later on. As part of reaching young adulthood, Jem deals with many difficult issues throughout the story. Atticus asks Scout to step into Miss Caroline's skin.
She is an important figure in Scout's life, providing discipline, instruction, and love. He believes in protecting the innocent although he doesn't usually show it. You ain't makin' me go nowhere, missus. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. She sends out public announcements, invitations, and activates the fire alarm. Dubose A mean, sick, very old woman who lives near the Finch family.
He comes to the first day of school, but departs just as everyone else in his family does. She is highly regarded by Atticus. Sheriff Heck Tate Maycomb's sheriff who accompanies Atticus to kill the mad dog and who delivers the news about Bob Ewell. Burris Ewell One of Bob Ewell's children. Dill's fantastic stories bring the question of lying to the forefront of To Kill a Mockingbird. Reverend Sykes The reverend for the all-black congregation, First Purchase African M.
He was asked repeated times what his name was until he signed it. It is implied during the story that Boo is a very lonely man who attempts to reach out to Jem and Scout for love and friendship, such as leaving them small gifts and figures in a tree knothole. Miss Gates Scout's second grade teacher. During the same night, when Boo whispers to Scout to walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley. Lula A parishioner at First Purchase African M. 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.
A rebellious tomboy, Scout has a fierce disposition toward any who challenge her, but at heart she believes in the goodness of people. Dill doesn't know his biological father, just as Scout doesn't know her mother. Our worksheets deal with abilities in a selection of methods, from problems to labyrinths to letter and image matching. Gilmer appeared to be racist in his harsh cross-examination of Tom Robinson, but it is hinted at that he is in fact going easy on Tom. Scout Jean Louise Finch Narrator of the story.
You ain't makin' me go nowhere, missus. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. Taylor is a good, sensible man with a sense of humor, who manages a strict courtroom. He drinks heavily and spends his relief checks on whiskey rather than food for his family. Atticus' wife died when Scout was very small, and he has raised his children only with the assistance of Calpurnia, his black housekeeper and cook.
In his attempts to lure Boo Radley outside, Dill's not much different than Bob Ewell with Tom Robinson, although admittedly, Dill's intentions are nowhere near as heinous. Despite this, Scout has heard her say that the blacks need to be taught a lesson after Tom's trial. During the trial, when the courtroom was too packed for the children to find seats, Reverend Sykes lets the kids sit with him up in the colored balcony and even saves their seats for them. Unlike Scout and Jem, Dill lacks the security of family support. She is very concerned that Scout have a feminine influence to emulate. Nathan Radley Boo Radley's brother who comes back to live with the family when Mr. Scout describes him as being sickly white, with a thin mouth, thin and feathery hair, and grey eyes, almost as if he were blind.
A widower with a dry sense of humor, Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. Dill spends summers with his aunt, who lives next door to the Finch family. Better yet, keep an eye on how much time it takes him to complete in a fill-in-the-blank story page, then hand him an additional one as well as see if he could beat that time. Scout innocently shames him because Scout reminds him of all the things that Atticus has done for him and for Maycomb County. Francis One of Aunt Alexandra's grandchildren, who spends Christmas with the Finch family and annoys Scout by being both boring and cruel.
Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. Mayella is played by in the film. Radley Boo and Nathan Radley's parents. Eula May The local telephone operator. Jack smells like alcohol and something sweet, and is said that he and Alexandra have similar features. The Foot-Washing Baptists also believe that women are a sin as well.
She's a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an' haughty ways—we're mighty glad to have you all. Helen Robinson Tom Robinson's wife. She is the closest thing to a mother that Scout and Jem have. Boo Radley is a ghost who haunts the book yet manifests himself at just the right moments in just the right way. Aunt Alexandra doesn't consider the Calpurnia to be a very good motherly figure for Jem and Scout; she disapproves of Scout being a and wants to make Scout into a encouraging her to act more 'lady like'. He and Miss Maudie are close to the same age; he frequently teases her with marriage proposals, which she always declines. 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.