Miss Maudie Atkinson One of Maycomb's most open-minded citizens, Miss Maudie lives across the street from Jem and Scout. Ordeal Sometime after the trial, Scout and Jem are walking home. Jem is upset due to the fact that Tom Robinson was been called guilty. In part one, Jem and Scout are terrified of Boo Radley because of stories they have heard. While most of the town shuns the Finch family, the black community begins to embrace them.
In part one, Jem and Scout are terrified of Boo Radley because of stories they have heard. Because of the judge's sympathies for Tom, Bob Ewell breaks into the judge's house while the judge's wife is at church. Radley cemented the knothole where Boo left the gifts. The accusation was impossible for such a man with a crippled left arm since he was a child. When Jem is forced to stay reading to Mrs. Evil in To Kill a Mockingbird Evil After Tom Robinson is arrested, the town mobs the jail.
At the same time, the kids have their own codes: they spit on their palms, they incessantly discuss the law with their father. This is especially evidenced by a tea party when Scout is horrified by the racism displayed, and her aunt and Miss Maudie help her deal with her feelings. In the beginning, she is the of innocence and purity with no experience of worldly evil. However, Boo proves to be good though his actions, helping Scout and Jem learn a lesson. Also in part one, Scout gets into several fights at school. He claims to have witnessed Tom attacking Mayella.
Dill is the best friend of both Jem and Scout, and his goal throughout the novel is to get Boo Radley to come out of his house. I had never looked at either one of them through the lens of the Monomyth before. The farm accident happened while he was still a child. Scout, unfortunately, was unable to participate, because both boys were swimming naked. As the novel goes on, the reader can see that Jem and Scout mature even when the rest of the town does not.
Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children. The Halloween night that Boo saves them from Bob is the only time that they see him come out of the house. She accuses Tom Robinson of rape. In fact, he has children with a black woman. Bob Ewell The Ewell patriarch, Bob Ewell spends his welfare checks on alcohol. The reader should keep in mind, though, that To Kill a Mockingbird really presents two Scouts: the little girl experiencing the story and the adult Jean Louise who tells the story. Dubose each day for a month.
All of these children grew noticeably, and understood the community and what was happening in it. This can be read as a wise refusal of fame. In conclusion, Scout may seem rowdy, unruly, and uncouth, and she may be. Jem Finch — Jem Finch is the eldest son of Atticus and the older brother of Scout. See grades 9—10 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire.
Throughout the trial, the children go through tribulations of their own as they learn valuable lessons about justice, commitment, and what is right. Nathan Radley Boo Radley's brother who comes back to live with the family when Mr. Jem is seen explaining many things to Scout throughout the novel. Many of the characters in the novel are dynamic, changing over the course of the book. X is his name, and not his initial.
She is an important figure in Scout's life, providing discipline, instruction, and love. Calpurnia A black woman who works as the Finch family's cook and housekeeper. Often neglected by his mother and stepfather, he spends his summer vacations in Maycomb with his Aunt Rachel and her family. One of the few Negroes in town who can read and write, she teaches Scout to write. In To Kill a Mockingbird, conflict is not only present, but it is a very apparent element. However, she finds solace and comfort in her garden.
Despite Atticus' skilled defense, the jury's racial prejudices lead them to find Tom guilty. He envisions losing the fight but he is convinced the black man is innocent. This motif is shown through Tom Robinson and Boo Radley who both never hurt anyone yet are disliked because of other people's prejudices. Scout Finch Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She still does not fully grasp the concept of prejudice, but she did say that everyone should live in peace, during the scene with the lynch mob in front of the jail where Tom Robinson was kept. 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. Radley Boo and Nathan Radley's parents.