Jem matures greatly throughout the course of the novel, much more affected by events than Scout seems to be. When tries to spread tales of Boo's fearsomeness, Miss Maudie doesn't just refuse to listen, or even just smile and nod and forget. He is infected by in chapter 10 and goes mad, putting everyone in the town at risk. The whole town of Maycomb is based on stereotypes of it's inhabitants, that are passed down from generation to generation. In the film, it's held in fall after Dill goes back to Meridian. She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs.
Heck Tate is a friend of Atticus and also the sheriff of Maycomb County. Summary: Chapter 17 The prosecutor, Mr. At the trial, Atticus points out that only the right side of Mayella's face is injured, suggesting a left-handed assailant; Tom's left arm is mangled and useless, but Bob Ewell is left-handed. You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! Miss Maudie Atkinson: Miss Maudie is a neighbor who allowed Jem and Scout free reign of her yard as long as they stayed out of the flowers she worked so hard to maintain. He is a doctor who, like Atticus, was schooled at home. Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children. This can be read as a wise refusal of fame.
She embellishes her tales and makes them over dramatic. As the novel progresses, the children's changing attitude toward Boo Radley is an important measurement of their development from innocence toward a grown-up moral perspective. An avid gardener, she often spends time talking with the children — especially Scout — helping them to better understand Atticus and their community. It was clear enough to the rest of us: Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. At the same time, Atticus is raising his two children, Scout and Jem, as a single father. The fire was not an accident she wanted this to happen so she ended up setting fire to her house and tried to make it look like an accident. When Jem gets older, and doesn't want to be bothered by Scout, Miss Maudie keeps her from getting angry.
He is the prosecutor in the case against Tom Robinson, and he and Atticus are friends. It is implied, and evidence suggests, that he was the one who abused his daughter Mayella, not Tom Robinson the African American man accused of doing so. Tom testifies that he had frequently helped Mayella with household chores because he felt sorry for her and the family's difficult life - a statement that shocks the all-white, male jury. He has been to the first day of first grade for three years, and he never shows up again after that. Calpurnia is a mother herself and raised her son, Zeebo, to adulthood. They said that he only came out at night to eat cats and squirrels, and he was the local spook.
Miss Maudie Atkinson One of Maycomb's most open-minded citizens, Miss Maudie lives across the street from Jem and Scout. There he is to this day, sittin' over there with his scissors. Scout and Dill were still very young so he took hs anger out on Jem by slapping him across the face. Boo Radley is a ghost who haunts the book yet manifests himself at just the right moments in just the right way. She drank neat whiskey heavily after seeing a rattlesnake coiled in her closet, on her washing, when she hung her negligee up.
I think people in the community, even if they do disagree with what is being said or done, they will say or do nothing because they are afraid of going against the majority of the community and become a victim of prejudice themselves. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds. According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from The Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook. He does it and hates every minute of it. Reverend Sykes forces the congregation to donate 10 dollars for Tom Robinson's family since at the time, Tom's wife, Helen, was having trouble finding work.
As Jem grows older, he finds it difficult to deal with the hypocrisy and cruelty of people, but Atticus helps him work through some of that disappointment. They don't one thing but sing their hearts out for us. Despite Atticus' skilled defense, the jury's racial prejudices lead them to find Tom guilty. For a mockingbird has never hurt anyone, and neither has Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, nor Tom Robinson. Crawford must live either next to, or across the street from, the Radley place.
Dill Charles Baker Harris Jem and Scout's neighborhood friend. While Tom Robinson is prejudged because of his color. Although he was a good shot, he does not like to mention the fact as he does not like the thought of having an advantage over people. Burris is described as being chiefly antagonistic of Little Chuck Little and his teacher Miss Caroline Fisher. He is ethical and fair in his work and his home, and his children respect him very much.
He is played by in the film adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch tries to defend Tom, but in doing so, Atticus becomes a victim of prejudice. The more the kids disobeyed Atticus the more frustrated he got and he snapped one night. He is normally the judicially-assigned defense attorney but Judge Taylor assigned Tom Robinson's case to Atticus to give Tom Robinson a better chance. Francis lives in , and is a bit of a tattle-tale.
He also leads the mob that comes to lynch Tom Robinson the night before the trial. In the small old, tired town of Maycomb most people do not hold on to their convictions when they are put under pressure from others and as result lose their individuality and suffer from prejudice. Rachel and Stephanie Crawford are combined into one character. She is played by in the film. See also 2012-03-14 at the , Renaissance Learning, Inc. Miss Caroline misunderstands her students because she is not from Maycomb County and therefore not familliar with their culture and customs.