He is consistent and rooted in his beliefs. She lets Miss Maudie live with her when Miss Maudie's house burns down, supposedly in order to steal Miss Maudie's Lane cake recipe. Atticus chooses to keep the case to do what, in his mind, he thinks is right: defend Tom Robinson. Deajia: I liked Jem because we saw him change through the story. Although he is indifferent in many ways, he loves Jem and Scout. See also 2012-03-14 at the , Renaissance Learning, Inc.
He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. From this we see, through the narrative view of Scout, his gentlemanly attitude and how it calms Miss Caroline down. It is important to Atticus to be mindful and respectful to other people. The rebellious ego of his fills even more with time. Jean Louise Finch or simply Scout Finch is a six-year-old daughter of Mr. Jem is seen explaining many things to Scout throughout the novel.
Jack is a childless doctor who can always make Scout and Jem laugh, and they adore him. Jems bravery is evident in hislifestyle, his pride, and his emotions. Dill is the best friend of both Jem and Scout, and his goal throughout the novel is to get Boo Radley to come out of his house. Dubose has her fits, and she seems to care enormously for Mrs. She announced the closing of schools when it snowed and announced the rabid dog that entered Maycomb.
After being humiliated at the trial, however, he goes on a quest for revenge, becoming increasingly violent. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. Atticus was, infact, the key role model in both Scout and Jems lives. We learn in the beginning that he possesses some simple desires like playing football and be outside. When she finds Dill, he tells both Scout and Atticus that he was chained to a wall in his father's basement; later, he confesses he actually ran away because he felt he was being replaced by his stepfather. Surely, Scout Finch has a hard time wrapping her mind around everything that happened most of adult people would have it too! Curiosity, intelligence and the innate feeling of right and wrong are clearly inherited from her father, Mr. As he matured he started to take on the responsibility of teaching her how to do things as she gets older, such as.
Finally, she agrees that there are lots of other variants of settling down the quarrels and they are sometimes better. By the end of the book, it's clear that Alexandra cares very much for her niece and nephew, though she and Scout will probably never really get along. Cunningham, about inviting his son, Walter, over for dinner. She does not act condescendingly towards them, even though they are young children. 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.
He loved honor more than his head. Atticus is assigned to defend him, and stands up to a intent on exacting their own justice against him before the trial begins. They stopped at an oak tree, delighted, puzzled, apprehensive. As you can see, my dad, as well as my mom, play important roles in my life. Dolphus pretends he is an alcoholic so that the people of Maycomb will have an excuse for his behavior, but in fact he only drinks out of a paper bag to try to hide it.
The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others. She is not prejudiced, though she talks caustically to Miss Stephanie Crawford, unlike many of her Southern neighbors, and teaches Scout important lessons about racism and human nature. He appoints Atticus to represent Tom. The main characters are the Finchfamily; father Atticus, daughter and narrater Jean Louise Scout ,and her older brother, Jem Finch. They've never seen him and make a game of trying to get him to come outside. Unlike Atticus, she teaches Jem and Scout the lesson of understanding others. Cecil Jacobs A schoolmate of the Finch children, he scares Jem and Scout on the way to the Halloween pageant.
Before the trial, Mayella is noted for growing red outside her otherwise dirty home in order to bring some beauty into her life. Living in Meridian, Mississippi, Dill spends every summer with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford. Jem believes his decision was the right one. Judge Taylor knew that Atticus was the only man who would stand a chance at acquitting Tom, or at least would be able to keep the jury thinking for more than just a few minutes. He was a white lawyer for a black man in Alabama during a time of great racial tension.