Both Atticus and Aunt Alexandra are too tired to attend the festivities, so Jem takes Scout to the school. Miss Gates Scout's second grade teacher. Underwood is the editor, writer, and printer for The Maycomb Tribune. Teachers did not seem to be trained enough to handle the vast abilities of their students. The Radley Place is part of the past now. She sells cloth goods at Rachel'sLinens. He is an alcoholic who poaches game to feed his family because he spends whatever money they have on booze.
He's one of four people who can read at the First Purchase African M. Their relationship is shaky to begin with, but once Jem and Dilldon't allow Scout to follow them, she begins to talk more to MissMaudie and considers her a friend. They are treating them unfairly, for example when Tom Robinson got sentenced for not doing a crime. Miss Maudie shared the same beliefs as Atticus, the belief that everyone is equal. Helen Robinson Tom Robinson's wife. Scout helps Calpurnia serve refreshments and tries to join the ladies in conversation. We trust him to do right.
When Scout questions Jem about this dichotomy, he becomes very angry and tells Scout never to mention the trial again. We're thinking Lee may have read herself some. Miss Caroline Fisher New to teaching and to Maycomb and its ways, Miss Caroline is Scout's first grade teacher. Harper Lee also uses sarcasm to criticize the American political attitudes that were clearly evident in the South. Summary Aunt Alexandra invites Scout to attend her Missionary Society meeting. This plan constitutes an attempt to avoid the unsupervised mischief of the previous Halloween, when someone burglarized the house of two elderly sisters and hid all of their furniture in their basement. Henry Lafayette Dubose A cantankerous, vile, elderly woman who teaches Jem and Scout a great lesson in bravery.
It would seem pretty idiotic to most people to despise people based upon what their ancestors had done 70 years ago. One of the few Negroes in town who can read and write, she teaches Scout to write. Atticus considers her one of the bravest people he knows and he wanted Jem to see that about her. Deas thrown out of the courtroom, and his words were stricken from the record. When Scout and Dill leave the courtroom because Dill is so upset, they meet Mr. During the discussion, one of the students remarks that persecution of the Jews seems so unreasonable because, after all, Jews are white. She also seems unaware that early slaves were unwillingly driven from Africa, and worse, are often excluded from their own communities 90 years since the end of slavery.
Just a short while ago, she was complaining about the poor Mrunas in Africa not receiving enough help, then she does a complete turn-around and complains about Atticus Finch helping out the blacks in Maycomb. If she devoted all the energy she currently spends on J. Living in Meridian, Mississippi, Dill spends every summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford. When he undertakes to defend Tom Robinson, accused of rape, he unknowingly puts his children in danger. Still, Scout is intrigued by this world of women. Jem invites him to have lunch with them after Scout accosts Walter on the playground.
Whether or not Arthur getting away with killing Bob Ewell is justice or not is a debatable one. In Miss Gates' third grade class, Miss Gates begins to lecture the class on Hitler's persecution, equality, and democracy. Scout listens and later asks Jem how Miss Gates can preach about equality when she came out of the courthouse after the trial and told Miss Stephanie Crawford that it was about time that someone taught the blacks in town a lesson. Miss Rachel: Miss Rachel lives next door to the Finch family, and her nephew, Dill, comes to stay with her every summer and becomes close friends with the Finch kids. Braxton Bragg Underwood The owner, editor, and printer of The Maycomb Tribune.
Doesn't come up to scratch half the time, but she tries. Scout then goes to Atticus who provides some consolation. He does it and hates every minute of it. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. Atticus shows that treating everyone equally is the right thing to do, and that is justice.
Raymond is understood to be a chronic alcoholic. All of these reasons give the children a fondness for, and faith in, Miss Maudie. Scout, upset, goes to Atticus for comfort. Admitting that Tom's arrest, conviction, and death are a travesty would cause a shift in power that whites aren't willing to accept. Mayella Ewell: The girl Tom Robinson is accused of raping. From these stories learned from gossiping neighbors, Jem, Scout, and Dill made ghost stories of Boo Radley, and the other children in town were afraid of him as well. The story takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, but she tells the story as an adult.
When he comes into Maycomb, he pretends to be drunk. Scout understands the importance of doing so, even though she can't explain it. The messages that Harper Lee relays to the reader are exemplified throughout the book using various methods. Avery is a fat neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that the weather only changes because of bad children like them. The way in which he was seen was unjust; most people would not have accepted him because of their preconceptions. In fact, rather than offer further thematic commentary, Lee devotes a great part of these chapters to building tension and suspense by focusing on the unpredictable threat that Bob Ewell poses. On the other hand, Boo did kill a man, and according to the law he committed murder, even if it was in self-defence.
Miss Rachel Haverford Dill's aunt who lives next door to the Finches. Although he is a bigot, he hides in his office next to the jailhouse to protect Atticus and Tom Robinson from the Old Sarum mob that tries to take Tom from the jail to lynch him. She had grown up with Atticus and his brother, Jack, and she and Scout became close one summer when Jem and Dill often excluded Scout from their games. Merriweather does not recognize her seemingly straightforward hypocrisy. One of the most important and significant methods was the use of symbols such as the mockingbird image.