With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable! She develops ideas and themes of the novel, and shows the reader the moral values and beliefs of Harper Lee through Atticus. His family life is less than ideal, and he tends to resort to escapism when confronted with difficult situations. Jem Jeremy Finch Scout's older brother, who is nearly ten at the beginning of the story. At first, we see Scout as an iconic tomboy. Reverend Skyes The pastor at First Purchase African M. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson.
The other lesson that Scout is truly able to incorporate into her worldview is the necessity of walking in someone else's shoes. This is why he defends Tom, even though he knows what the verdict will be. 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 plays a attorney who defends a black man which nobody is suppose to do in that time of history. Dill spends summers with his aunt, who lives next door to the Finch family.
In the story, Scout functions as both questioner and observer. He tries to help them when Bob Ewell is trying to stab Mr. Scout Finch - The narrator and protagonist of the story. Aunt Alexandra lives at Finch's Landing, the Finch family homestead, but she moves in with Atticus and the children during Tom Robinson's trial. So in this case he is a mocking bird for helping Mayella and then trying to free himself. Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. This, and the example of her neighbor, Miss Maudie, who, despite her harsh behaviour is also called a lady by Mr.
Birds and Mockingbirds In the novel Scout, almost kills a mockingbird. In part one, Jem and Scout are terrified of Boo Radley because of stories they have heard. Each of these traits is revealed through action, through the events of the novel, as Scout tells the story, rather than being self-described by Scout or described about her by other characters. Harper Lee has deliberately created Atticus and given him certain characteristics to voice her own views and opinions on issues of prejudice and injustice. An intelligent child emotionally damaged by his cruel father, Boo provides an example of the threat that evil poses to innocence and goodness.
She exhibits a rather mature disposition or qualities at an early age but acts like a tomboy. Atticus Finch Maycomb attorney and state legislative representative who is assigned to represent Tom Robinson. Even though Atticus held up a tough defense point, they lost the case. While most of the town shuns the Finch family, the black community begins to embrace them. She grew up at Finch's Landing and moved with Atticus to Maycomb.
Boo Radley is not mentioned much in the middle of the book, but at the end of the story, Jem and Scout are attacked by a man named Bob Ewelle. Atticus Finch is the ideal character in the novel, and is extremely important in the delivery of views of Harper Lee to responders. Atticus agrees to take his case, even though he knows it is probably hopeless, if only to show the white community its own moral degeneracy. A rebellious tomboy, Scout has a fierce disposition toward any who challenge her, but at heart she believes in the goodness of people. Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister, who has very strict, traditional ideas of how society works and the role a Southern woman should play. The further Atticus progresses into the trial of Tom Robinson, the more the children learn that not everything in life is fair, and sometimes evil prevails. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody.
This lesson is not to tell them that shooting things is good, but rather that there are some things that are living peacefully and have a purpose on the earth. Jem is upset due to the fact that Tom Robinson was been called guilty. At the beginning of the book Scout is not very caring or brave. The Tom Robinson case shatters her unconventional belief in humanity from the one hand, but strengthens her and forces her to rethink her attitude, still not being jaded, from the other. Dill is an imaginative and sensitive character who successfully hides his pain. As a tomboy, Scout faces obvious complications when she herself faces the social expectations.
There are many different situations where a character can be categorized as a mockingbird. Jem invites him to have lunch with them after Scout accosts Walter on the playground. The farm accident happened while he was still a child. Often times, he helps them as they work through their character growth and development and tries to set them on the right path. Most characters in To Kill a Mockingbird are based on real life. He found that they all share fundamental principles. Miss Rachel Haverford Dill's aunt who lives next door to the Finches.