Lee Ewell Bob Ewell the convictor of Tom Robinson and the antagonist of the novel. See also 2012-03-14 at the , Renaissance Learning, Inc. The most important influence in her development is clearly her father, Atticus. Retrieved on July 11, 2008. She is a and spends the most of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill.
Before the trial, Mayella is noted for growing red outside her otherwise dirty home in order to bring some beauty into her life. The key here is, much like in Shawshank Redemption and Red as the main character, we know, feel and experience events - most importantly those surrounding Boo Radley - when Scout does. This is characteristic of Atticus Finch who, despite being severely criticized for defending Tom Robinson, tells his children to ignore what people have to say. Scout, Jem, and Dill sneak into the courthouse to see the trial and sit in the balcony with Maycomb's black population. Scout Finch, the main character of the book, is a nine-year-old girl who is the narrator of the story.
Only when Scout talks to him about his son and how much he owes to Atticus does he reconsider and call off the mob. Reverend Sykes forces the congregation to donate 10 dollars for Tom Robinson's family since at the time, Tom's wife, Helen, was having trouble finding work. Boo Radley Boo is a neighbor to the Finches, and there are many rumors that circulate Maycomb about why he never leaves him home. In this case, Scout is considered a stereotype, but she changes her ways. They have a housekeeper named Calpurnia, who is a stern kind-hearted African-American. People discriminate people according to their class. The Radley house is a home near the Finch's, which is composed of many rumors, mysteries, and people.
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. Atticus Finch is a character that embodies class, thoughtfulness, and compassion. He has live lice in his hair. He doesn't take money because his family can't pay people back in cash. Harper Lee lets the people look into the perspectives and identity of some of the characters that make it seem very life-like. During the Tom Robinson trial there is a part where Mr.
We have only affordable prices for you, and we offer a quality service. He chooses to represent Tom Robinson even though he is keenly aware of the fact that his chances of winning are slim. He is depicted as chiefly antagonistic of Burris Ewell. United States of America: Warner Books. Being only six, Scout does not know how to handle such situations so she tries to resolve her problems by fighting, or by talking to Atticus about what she has heard.
Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb and is respected by all of the citizens. Mayella is abused by her father for seducing Robinson. Scout innocently shames him because Scout reminds him of all the things that Atticus has done for him and for Maycomb County. The fact Scout says that Atticus would not want her talking to him is amazing because Atticus is compared to a. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout and it is believed that he kills Ewell with the knife.
When she drew it 1403 Words 6 Pages mature which means they have a new perspective on things around the world more realistically. They've never seen him and make a game of trying to get him to come outside. Atticus plans to appeal the verdict, but before he can do so, Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape the prison where he is being held. Despite the heroic depictions, some critics have come up to maintain the assertion that his figure is irrelevant in the modern profession as he existed in a past era where racism and injustice were the order of the day. Symbolism of Mockingbird The mockingbird is used to symbolize innocence in the novel. 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. He is portrayed in the film by Paul Fix.
Scout Finch Scout is the narrator of The Kill a Mockingbird. He vows to marry Scout someday. 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. Tom testifies that he had frequently helped Mayella with household chores because he felt sorry for her and the family's difficult life - a statement that shocks the all-white, male jury. Even though she can be very hard to deal with, she truly does love her nephew. GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. The method of narration applied allows the author to fuse the simplicity of childhood observations with the adulthood situations intricate with veiled motivations and unquestioned custom.
As he grows older, he begins to do what is right even though his decision may not be popular. Secondly, Scout shows Atticus that his kids are more important than anything. She has a son named Henry and a very grandson named Francis. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her. Scout, the main character, learns that things are not always as they should be and is confronted with the ugly reality of … prejudice and stereotyping. After the Tom Robinson trial, Jem and Scout have a different understanding of Boo Radley. Maudie Atkinson A kind, cheerful, and witty neighbor and trusted friend of Scout's, who also upholds a strong moral code and helps the children gain perspective on the events surrounding the trial.