Unlike the Finch children he feels unwanted until they welcome him under their wing. They thought that Boo was watching them. Raymond lives on the outskirts of town. They continued the friendship until his death. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. Bob Ewell Bob Ewell is the head of the Ewell family, a notoriously poor, dirty, and uneducated family. He is more present than his brother, but equally mysterious.
It is strongly implied that she and Atticus have a more than platonic relationship. When Atticus Finch asks her if she has any friends, she becomes confused because she does not know what a friend is. In the film, she takes the place of Rachel Haverford and is now Dill's aunt. A widower with a dry sense of humor, Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. Her family name, in the legends of Maycomb County, is synonymous with jackass. Couldn't if he was awake, though; he wouldn't let you.
Always opinionated, she chides Atticus for the way he raises his children and for taking on Tom Robinson's trial. Their antics alert Nathan Radley, Boo's older brother, who fires a rifle to scare off the unknown intruder. In the middle of the book he only appears once when Miss Maudie's house was on fire and Jem and scout were standing in the cold weather watching people trying to save household objects. The racial slur is spoken as casually as if she were speaking about the weather. He taunts Scout about Atticus, getting her in trouble. Being a racist, he disagrees with Atticus on principle.
Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister, who has very strict, traditional ideas of how society works and the role a Southern woman should play. Soon after, Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape from prison. When Jem gets older, and doesn't want to be bothered by Scout, Miss Maudie keeps her from getting angry. Nathan Radley Boo Radley's brother who comes back to live with the family when Mr. She is also a Southern Belle. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the knowledge of understanding in her story. Lee's interest in literature was sparked by her high school English teacher, Gladys Watson Burkett, and after high school, Lee went to the University of Alabama.
Reynolds said that if we were boil-prone things would have been different. As Jem reads, she experiences a fit of drooling and twitching and does not seem to pay any attention to the words. Atticus tells Jem that Mrs. During Tom's trial, Atticus presents evidence that Bob and Mayella lied about the rape, but the jury ultimately convicts Tom of the crime. Son of the other Walter, who attends first grade with Scout. She reaches out to Tom Robinson for the simple fact that she is lonely; however, she turns against him in the trial no doubt out of fear for what her father might do to her. She is played by in the film.
Avery A boarder at the house across from Mrs. We learn that Dill is a very inquisitive person. Once Jem and Scout tell him about Boo Radley, he wants to go and talk to him. Her views align nearly perfectly with those of Atticus. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. He finds good in everyone and he teaches his children the difference between justice and cruelty.
Tom Robinson Trying to escape from jail 3. . Mayella Ewell could also be considered a mockingbird because her spiri … t was crushed by her father's brutal treatment of her. Unlike almost all other adults in Scout's environment, he is not in any way prejudiced against the black population of Maycomb, a small American town in the 1930's in which all the novel's happenings take place. Judge Taylor knew that Atticus was the only man who would stand a chance at acquitting Tom, or at least would be able to keep the jury thinking for more than just a few minutes. She started talking about the summer when she first met and they went on adventures with her older brother Jem. Dubose was terminally ill and had become to.
In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks. Upon hearing of Tom's death, Bob is absolutely gleeful, gloating about his success. She claimed to have witnessed Bob Ewell's threatening Atticus at the Post Office corner as she was returning from the local Jitney Jungle grocery store. Scout is also very mischievous and has a devious mentality towards Calpurnia. 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. When he first learns about Boo Radley, the phantom who hasn't been seen in years, he becomes preoccupied with making Boo come out. He also has a strong belief in justice, as exemplified when he defends Atticus from the Cunningham mob by having his double barrel shotgun loaded and ready to shoot them.
She is thrilled to pass on gossip to the kids about Boo Radley. Horace Gilmer is a lawyer from Abbottsville, and is the prosecuting attorney in the Tom Robinson case. Jack also has a pet cat named Rose Aylmer, who is mentioned during the Christmas visit. Cal taught Scout how to write, and showed both of them how to properly mind their manners. In the book Dill Charles Baker Harris was the nephew of Miss Stephanie Crawford and spent summers with her.
However, she explains the full story and charitably persuades her uncle not to punish Francis about it, but to let Atticus think they had been fighting about something else although Atticus later discovers the truth. Lula A parishioner at First Purchase African M. Though the novel perspective gives insight to Scout as a child, it is actually told by an adult Scout who is able to reflect on the events she witnessed. Discuss what you consider to be the most important influence in the novel in helping that young person to develop. His real name is Charles.