When Scout tells Miss Fisher that she shamed a student Walter Cunningham Jr. The story climaxes when Bob Ewell, the man who framed Tom, seeks out Scout to take revenge for Atticus making a mockery of him in court. Reverend Skyes The pastor at First Purchase African M. Merriweather writes the Halloween pageant. Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister, who has very strict, traditional ideas of how society works and the role a Southern woman should play.
A widower, Atticus is a single parent to two children: Jem and Scout. Prejudice and Social Inequality The people of Maycomb are so caught up in their ignorant beliefs that they convict a man because his is black, and not because he is guilty. Atticus is assigned to defend him, and stands up to a intent on exacting their own justice against him before the trial begins. Atticus is raising his two young children, Scout, and Jem. On top of everything else, Bob physically and emotionally abuses his oldest daughter, who is largely responsible for raising her siblings. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches.
Before Dill returned to Meridian after the summer, he went swimming with Jem at the Barker's Eddy creek. He appoints Atticus to represent Tom. He inspects Jem's broken arm and Scout's minor bruises after the attack from Bob Ewell under the tree. He is indisputably the worst person living in Maycomb, but because he is a white man, this puts him above Tom Robinson. He's been fired from nearly every job he's ever had, he spends his government checks on alcohol, and he hunts game out of season.
Your fancy airs don't come to nothin' - your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Bob represents the uneducated and racist sector of the Southern population. When the neighbors gather to find the source of the commotion, they automatically assume the prowler is black. Finally, Scout knows and understands Boo. Bob Ewell The Ewell patriarch, Bob Ewell spends his welfare checks on alcohol. In addition to this, as a lawyer and a man of words, he recognizes the importance of having good verbal and reading skills and he teaches Scout to read from a very young age. Dill's fantastic stories bring the question of lying to the forefront of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Retrieved on May 1, 2011. . Throughout the trial, the children go through tribulations of their own as they learn valuable lessons about justice, commitment, and what is right. After speaking with Scout, he calls off the mob. With his choice to defend Tom Robinson, Atticus's family are exposed to the pressures of racism and hatred. He sees the good in everyone and is committed to making his children feel the same way he does.
Dolphus Raymond Father to several biracial children, Mr. Jem moves into adolescence during the story, and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice that he perceives during the trial of Tom Robinson. He is depicted as chiefly antagonistic of Burris Ewell. She doesn't like the idea of Calpurnia bringing Atticus Finch's children, Jem and Scout, with her to church and tells her so but is overruled by the other congregants. He believes in protecting the innocent although he doesn't usually show it. Students create a presentation with either Atticus or Scout as the hero, and depict it using the steps of the Hero's Journey! Jem unknowingly assists her with her heroic attempt to conquer her morphine addiction, a fight that wins her Atticus's highest praises. He harasses Tom Robinson's wife, Helen, by showing up outside of her work.
He was asked repeated times what his name was until he signed it. His father paid Atticus for his service for something a while back with some goods. When Boo finally does come out, he has a good reason: Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch children. Therefore, as you read the novel, you have to consider her credibility in reporting the facts of those times. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it.
He was married, with one son, eight daughters. They continued the friendship until his death. Autumn again, and Boo's children needed him. The woman Tom was accused of raping Mrs. In her place was a solid mass of colored people.