Also, she is one of the few adults that Jem and Scout hold in high regard and respect. Dolphus Raymond Father to several biracial children, Mr. The members listen, and Scout unintentionally saves Tom Robinson's life. She suggests that he talk in a specific manner when around her since she was black. When Boo finally does come out, he has a good reason: Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch children.
Usually her dictations give her chances to impress her views on others or increase the family name and work towards the ideal family that she envisions. During the same night, when Boo whispers to Scout to walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley. Calpurnia is a mother herself and raised her son, Zeebo, to adulthood. In conclusion, readers are positioned to feel indifference to Aunt Alexandra and to see her as an antagonist. Arthur Radley The mysterious neighbor who piques the children's interest. One night Dill runs away from his home in Meridian, arriving in Maycomb County where he hides under Scout's bed.
Despite Atticus' skilled defense, the jury's racial prejudices lead them to find Tom guilty. The son of her son, Henry Hancock. As the book develops, the kids learn how the world revolves and they eventually grow up. Miss Caroline has good intentions but proves quite incompetent as a teacher. Atticus asks Scout to step into Miss Caroline's skin. 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. She is highly regarded by Atticus.
While everyone in the novel is filtered through Scout's perception, Calpurnia in particular appears for a long time more as Scout's idea of her than as a real person. Some examples of this include the Holocaust and slavery in the United States. When an alarm rings, Jem is allowed to leave for the day. The Cunninghams are not main characters in the book, but they are characters who 'brought out' other characters' personality. Link Deas Tom and Helen Robinson's employer. As part of reaching young adulthood, Jem deals with many difficult issues throughout the story.
Aunt Alexandra, initially comes across as a cold, unfeeling and an unloving person. An avid gardener, she often spends time talking with the children — especially Scout — helping them to better understand Atticus and their community. Aunt Alexandra is a major character in the story because of she is one of the only points of authority and the greatest feminine influence for Scout and Jem. Burris is also like his father and is very belligerent. New York, New York: Grand Central, 1982. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. But even Aunt Alexandra comes down from her presumptuous pedestal by the end of the novel.
She is to be pitied rather than condemned for her act, because it was a step taken through utter desperation. Through transformation of the characters… To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee. . I think that Aunt Alexandra attempts to act as a mediator in theFinch household. This meant that as a fine family, the Finches were held to a higher standard than other families in Maycomb, a point that she tries to emphasize to Scout with regards to her friend Walter.
The kids, including Jem and Scout, always waited for him to do something interesting. Aunt Alexandra was Atticus' sisterâ¦I decided she had been sw … apped at birth, that my grandparents had perhaps received a Crawford instead of a Finch. Aunt Alexandra lives at Finch's Landing, the family homestead, with her husband Jimmy. She shows her loyalty to her brother by standing him. He is too poor to even pay off a 25-cent debt because the hit his poor family hard. The Boss of Everyone Take a moment to think about your family, or even your closest 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. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Atticus is forced to shoot Tim Johnson before he reaches the Radley House or attacks anyone. Miss Gates Scout's second grade teacher. Mayella is played by in the film.
He was married, with one son, eight daughters. People in Maycomb are deeply engrossed in traditional views such as white people being far superior to the black people of Maycomb. She sends out public announcements, invitations, and activates the fire alarm. After speaking with Scout, he calls off the mob. They are a family who depend highly on crops.