Characterization in to kill a mockingbird by harper lee

Characterization in to kill a mockingbird by harper lee

He is an alcoholic, poaching game to feed his family because he spends whatever money they legally gain via government "relief checks" on alcohol. He has no problem with his children attending Calpurnia's church, or with a black woman essentially raising his children.

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Read an in-depth analysis of Scout Finch. Throughout the book, he lives with his brother, who is highly controlling. He is seen to have a greater understanding of—and, therefore, greater difficulty in navigating—the obstacles thrown their way. Sheriff Heck Tate Maycomb's sheriff who accompanies Atticus to kill the mad dog and who delivers the news about Bob Ewell. Boo makes his presence felt indirectly through a series of benevolent acts, finally intervening when Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout. She is played by Estelle Evans in the film. He becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and represents the perspective of childhood innocence throughout the novel. Maxwell Green[ edit ] Maxwell Green is the new lawyer in town. Unlike Scout and Jem, Dill lacks the security of family support. And yet, for all of his mature treatment of Jem and Scout, he patiently recognizes that they are children and that they will make childish mistakes and assumptions. As a punishment, Jem is required to read to Mrs. Horace Gilmer The state attorney representing the Ewells. The story takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, but she tells the story as an adult. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. As Jem reads, she experiences a fit of drooling and twitching and does not seem to pay any attention to the words.

Read an in-depth analysis of Scout Finch. Dubose A mean, sick, very old woman who lives near the Finch family.

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He helps Jem and Scout understand Tom's trial and finds seats for them in the "colored balcony. She is one of the many motherly figures in Scout's life and one of the few who can negotiate between the very separate black and white worlds of Maycomb.

Jack is a childless doctor who can always make Scout and Jem laugh, and they adore him. Walter is invited over to the Finches' house once, after engaging in a fight with Scout, where he covers up all of his dinner with molasses, much to Scout's vocal dismay.

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Throughout the book, he lives with his brother, who is highly controlling. He is infected by rabies in chapter 10 and goes mad, putting everyone in the town at risk. He pretends to be a drunk so that the townspeople will have a way to more comfortably explain his behavior and life choices. He is accused and put on trial for the rape of a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. Reynolds[ edit ] Dr. Miss Gates[ edit ] Miss Gates is a third grade teacher at Scout's school who insists that America isn't prejudiced like Hitler 's Germany. X Billups[ edit ] Mr. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. Upon hearing of Tom's death, Bob is absolutely gleeful, gloating about his success. Bob Ewell An evil, ignorant man who belongs to the lowest substratum of Maycomb society.

Reynolds[ edit ] Dr. She is played by Estelle Evans in the film.

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