Upon learning of this, Deas threatens Ewell, forcing him to stop. Nathan Radley Boo Radley's brother who comes back to live with the family when Mr. Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story. One of Scout's earliest descriptions of Miss Maudie gives the readers insight into the almost double life of Miss Maudie: 'She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's coveralls, but after her five o'clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty. Scout is the only one of the novel's primary three children Dill, Jem, and herself to see and speak to Boo Radley during the course of the novel and realize that he is harmless, despite her initial fear of him. Crawford is one of the first on the scene after a loud gunshot is heard behind the Radley house.
No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Burris also scared his teacher Caroline Fisher. But don't make a production of it. He is on Tom Robinson's side during the trial and remains loyal to the family afterward. Gilmer has a slight cast with one eye, which he uses to his advantage in trial.
She also helps Scout relize her father is a good man Impact on Other Characters Miss Maudie helps Scout and Jem grow with a better understanding of life. She says that she wishes she had been there when Boo put the blanket on Scout to catch him in the act. . Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. In thanks, she leaves him a candy box with a camellia flower in it; Jem burns the box in anger, but is later seen by Scout admiring the flower. Although Miss Maudie is quick to welcome Aunt Alexandra as her new neighbor, she's also quick to take her to task. Avery can also be seen in the story pushing a mattress out of a window when Miss Maudie's house catches fire.
Miss Maudie treats the children in an adult manner, much like Atticus does. That shut her up a while. She learned how to read from Miss Maudie's aunt, Miss Buford, who taught her how to read out of , a book given to her. He is more present than his brother, but equally mysterious. He believes in protecting the innocent although he doesn't usually show it. He and Scout then pair up at the carnival. Braxton Bragg Underwood The owner, editor, and printer of The Maycomb Tribune.
He is portrayed by in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Courage is when you face impossible odds and still try anyway. A widower with a dry sense of humor, Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. Tom Robinson is played by. Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children. Avery A boarder at the house across from Mrs. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy.
She helps Scout as Jem grows up and distances himself from her. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em. 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. Because of the judge's sympathies for Tom, Bob Ewell breaks into the judge's house while the judge's wife is at church. This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee.
Reynolds is the Maycomb doctor. She is spoken about a few times. She tells the children how much she hated her old home and that she is already planning to build a smaller house and plant a larger garden. Scout Finch Quotes From To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the perspective of a grown-up Scout looking back at her childhood and narrating. Being four years Scout's senior, Jem is seen to have a greater understanding of - and therefore greater difficulty in navigating - the obstacles thrown their way.
Tolerance isn't a big part of the Missionary Society meetings, either. She grew up on Finch Landing and has a long history with Atticus and his siblings. She testifies against Tom Robinson. Jack is a childless doctor who can always make Scout and Jem laugh, and they adore him. She does not act condescendingly towards them, even though they are young children.