Atticus Finch Lawyer Father of Jem and Scout Single parent (Widower) Good Influence to his children Defends Tom Robinson In his trial. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” He believes Maycomb county’s courts, along with others, are the only place where all men are equal. Scout Narrator Gets into trouble by Ms. Caroline for knowing how to read. Tomboy Solves many of her problems by fighting 4 years younger than Jem Jem’s sister Daughter of Atticus “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out If he ever heard of me flghtln’ nymore.

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I was far too old and too big for such chlldlsh things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. Jem Four years older than Scout. Brave Scout’s brother Son of Atticus Very protective of Scout Jem and his sister learn to look at good and bad human nature, in people, throughout novel. Calpurnia Finch’s housekeeper Serves as strict motherly figure to Jem and Scout Able to read and write Protects Jem and Scout Brings children to an African American church She can relate to both the white and black community

Aunt Alexandra Sister of Atticus Disapproves of Scout being a tomboy Feels guilty about the children getting attacked Comes to live with Atticus, and his children, since she feels as if the children need a feminine Uncle Jack Finch Brother of Atticus Youngest child Doesn’t want Scout swearing Doctor Jem and Scout’s best friend Goal to get Boo out of his house Promises to marry Scout Lacks love, and security from his family “They do get on a lot better without me. I cannot help them anywaY’ Doesn’t have an official home Mr. Gilmer

Prosecuting attorney in Tom Robinson’s case Very racist Tom Robinson 25-year-old black man Accused of assaulting Mayella Defended by Atticus Has three children, and a wife named Helen Gets shot 17 times, and dies, when he tries to escape from prison. Bob Ewell Antagonist Mayella’s father Alcoholic Accuses Tom of raping Maylella Can’t be trusted AttacksJem and Scout Killed by Boo Radley Mayella 19-and-a-half -year-old Daughter of Bob Ewell Lonely Abused by her father Tends to her flowers Wants attention so she tries to seduce Tom

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Caroline Fisher Scout’s first grade teacher Forbids Scout to read with Atticus Emotional Tries to give Walter Cunningham Miss Gates Scout’s third grade teacher Hypocritical Insists blacks need to be taught a lesson Miss Merriweather Producer of pageant Complains all the time Very hypocritical Gossips Miss Rachel Haverford Finch’s neighbor Close friend of aunt Alexandra “Doo Jesus! ” Atticus’s first case as a lawyer Miss Maudie Atkinson Lives across from Finch family About 50 yrs. old Symbolic mockingbird Gardens

Shows courage ( recovering cancer patient) Non prejudice Mrs. Dubose Elderly Calls Atticus a “nigger-lover” to his children Jem and Atticus hate her Addicted to morphine Boo Radley Slowly reveals himself Saves Jem and Scout Killed Bob Ewell Thin mouth grey eyes Brother of Nathan Radley Mockingbird Nathan Radley Boo’s brother Helps Miss Maudie Less mysterious than Boo Heck Tate Sheriff of Maycomb county Friend of Atticus Not prejudice against Negro community Tall, thin, always wearing boots with boot cut pants with a belt of bullets Judge Taylor

White haired old man Informally runs his court room Doesn’t like the Ewells during the trial Shows respect for Atticus Threatened by Bob Ewell Mr. Walter Cunningham Doesn’t accept money from anyone Proud of what he has Leads the mob Poor Walter Cunningham Jr. Very poor Suffer from bookworms Fought with Scout Reverend Skyes Reverend at the African community church in Maycomb county Shows sympathy for the Robinson family during Tom’s trial Let kids sit with them in the colored balcony Miss Stephanie Crawford Town gossiper Supposedly has seen Boo

Let’s Miss Maudie stay at her house Friends of Aunt Alexandra Witnessed bob Ewell threaten Atticus Link Deas Tom’s employer Announces to the court he’s never had a “speck o’ trouble” out of Tom. Defends Helen Gets kicked out of court Dolphus Raymond Wealthy Disliked Has children with a black women Pretends to be an alcoholic Worried that people won’t understand him, if he stops pretending to be an alcoholic Cecil Jacobs Friend of Jem and Scout, but fights with Scout over Tom’s trial Tells Scout Atticus likes to defend blacks Cow at pagaent

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