To Kill A Mockingbird Character Notes
!.?.!? To Eliminate A Mockingbird Character Notes Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) Age 10-13 Appearance “Jem’s soft brown hair and eyes, his oval face and snug-fitting ears were our mother’s, contrasting unusually with Atticus’s graying black hair and square-cut functions” Caring older brother “Do not you sob, now, Scout … do not weep now, don’t you fret-” he whispered at me all the way to school.” Growing/ Maturing “Overnight, it appeared, Jem had obtained an alien set of worths and was attempting to enforce them on me: numerous times he went so far regarding tell me what to do” “His frustrating supremacy was intolerable these days. Brave Jem tossed open the gate and sped to the side of your home, slapped it with his palm and ran back previous us, not waiting to see if his foray succeeded.” Mischievous “Dill and Jem were simply going to peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they might get a look at Boo Radley” Protective “We were accustomed to prompt, if not constantly cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s guidelines, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging.” “Somebody rolled against me and I felt Jem. He was up like lightning and pulling me with him.” Dill (Charles Baker Harris) Age 7-9 Jem and Scout’s summer season youth buddies.
From Mean, Mississippi How Scout sees Dill “Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, unusual longings, and quaint fancies.” Look” his hair was snow white and stuck to his head like duckfluff” …” his blue eyes would lighten and darken” Confident “I’m Charles Baker Harris,” he stated. “I can read.” Adventurous “Dill provided us the concept of making Boo Radley come out” “The Radley Place interested Dill.” Observer “He had not stated a word the whole time.” Mischief-maker “Dill bet Jem The Gray Ghost against two Tom Swifts that Jem wouldn’t get any further than the Radley gate” Curious In spite of our warnings and descriptions it drew him as the moon draws water, but drew him no nearer than the light-pole on the corner, a safe range from the Radley gate. There he would stand, his arm around the fat pole, staring and questioning.” Atticus Finch Age: late 40’s to early 50’s Good daddy “Jem and I found our daddy acceptable: he had fun with us, read to us, and treated us with polite detachment.” “He ended up the light and went into Jem’s room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem got up in the early morning.” Thinks in Justice and Equality you’ll see white guys cheat black males every day of your life, but let me tell you something and do not you forget it– whenever a white man does that to a black male, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how great a household he comes from, that white male is garbage.” “Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, however in this country our courts are the excellent levelers, and in our courts all guys are created equal.” Talented and Manly “Forgot to inform you a few days ago that besides playing the Jew’s Harp, Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb County in his time.” Truthful Before Jem takes a look at anyone else he takes a look at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look directly back at him” Caring “Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I ruined his last shred of trustworthiness at that trial, if he had any to start with … So if spitting in my face and threatening me conserved Mayella Ewell one extra pounding, that’s something I’ll happily take. He needed to take it out on somebody and I ‘d rather it be me than that houseful of kids out there.” Difficult employee “A jury never takes a look at a defendant it has actually founded guilty, and when this jury was available in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson. “Atticus had utilized every tool readily available to free males to save Tom Robinson, however in the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead male the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and shouted.” Courteous “We’ve done organisation in this court for many years and years, and Mr. Finch is always considerate to everybody. He’s not attempting to mock you, he’s trying to be polite. That’s simply his way.” Scout (Jean Louise Finch) Age 6-8 Honest Innocent “Do not you remember me, Mr. Cunningham? I’m Jean Louise Finch. You brought us some hickory nuts one time, remember?” Gamine “You wish to grow up to be a lady, do not you? I said not particularly. Smart “Scout yonder’s been readin’ since she was born, and she ain’t even began to school yet.” “as I check out the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read the majority of My First Reader and the stock-market quotes from The Mobile Register aloud, she found that I was literate.” Navie “What ‘d he suggest sayin’ that?” Speaks her mind “Scout here, she’s insane– she won’t fight you any more.” “I would not be too specific of that,” I said” Curious “Do you defend niggers, Atticus?” I asked him that night. Hard I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and informed me to stop. “You’re bigger ‘n he is,” he stated.” Arthur Boo Radley Appearance “They were white hands, sickly white hands that had actually never ever seen the sun, so white they stood out garishly versus the dull cream wall in the dim light of Jem’s room … my eyes traveled up his … thin frame to his ripped denim t-shirt. His face was as white as his hands, however for a shadow on his sticking out chin. His cheeks were thin to hollowness; his mouth was large; there were shallow, practically fragile imprints at his temples, and his gray eyes were so colorless I thought he was blind.
His hair was dead and thin, almost feathery on top of his head.” Rumored bad person “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet high, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could capture, that’s why his hands were bloodstained– if you ate an animal raw, you might never ever wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that stumbled upon his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled the majority of the time.” “Does not leave your home/ Does not like society “I believe I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed stopped talking in your home all this time … it’s due to the fact that he wishes to remain” inside. Kind” Mr. Nathan put cement in that tree, Atticus, an’ he did it to stop us findin’ things– he’s insane, I reckon, like they say, but Atticus, I swear to God he ain’t ever harmed us, he ain’t ever injure us, he coulda cut my throat from ear to ear that night but he attempted to heal my pants rather … he ain’t ever injure us, Atticus–” Quiet “He almost whispered it, in the voice of a kid scared of the dark” “Having been so familiar with his absence, I discovered it unbelievable that he had actually been sitting next to me all this time, present. He had not made a sound.” Searches friendship “Boo was our neighbor.
He offered us 2 soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck cents, and our lives. He sees everything from his front deck “I had never seen our community from this angle. There were Miss Maudie’s, Miss Stephanie’s– there was our home, I could see the porch swing– Miss Rachel’s house was beyond us, plainly visible. I could even see Mrs. Dubose’s. I looked behind me. To the left of the brown door was a long shuttered window. I strolled to it, stood in front of it, and reversed. In daytime, I thought, you could see to the postoffice corner.” Strange Calpurnia Age: Early-Mid 50’s.
Older than Atticus “I’m older than Mr. Finch, even.” Calpurnia smiled. “Unsure how much, though.” Finch household housemaid Coloured Discipline “There’s some folks who don’t consume like us,” she whispered increasingly, “but you ain’t gotten in touch with to contradict ’em at the table when they don’t. That kid’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to consume the table cloth you let him, you hear?” Function of the mother “Child,” stated Calpurnia, “I just can’t assist it if Mister Jem’s growin’ up. He’s gon na wish to be off to himself a lot now, doin’ whatever boys do, so you simply come right on in the cooking area when you feel lonely.
We’ll find lots of things to do in here.” Read and compose much better than most coloured individuals “That’s right,” Calpurnia nodded. “Can’t but about four folks in First Purchase read … I’m one of ’em. Respected by household “Atticus’s voice was even: “Alexandra, Calpurnia’s not leaving this house till she wishes to. You may think otherwise, but I could not have got along without her all these years. She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll just have to accept things the method they are.” Tom Robinson Age: 25 “Tom was twenty-five years of age” Coloured man
Excellent male “Why, yes suh, I ‘d tip m’hat when I ‘d go by, and one day she asked me to come inside the fence and bust up a chiffarobe for her.” Charged of rape Innocent Has a family “he was wed with 3 children.” Kind “I reckon I’ll hafta give you a nickel, won’t I?’ an’ I stated, ‘No ma’am, there ain’t no charge.’ Then I went house. Mr. Finch, that was way last spring, way over a year ago.” Worthless left arm “His left arm was totally twelve inches much shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side.” “He got it caught in a cotton gin, captured it in Mr.
Dolphus Raymond’s cotton gin when he was a boy … like to bled to death … tore all the muscles loose from his bones” Passed away from escape. They fired a few shots in the air, then to kill. They got him simply as he went over the fence. They said if he ‘d had 2 excellent arms he ‘d have made it, he was moving that quickly. Seventeen bullet holes in him. Stable task “No suh, I works in his yard fall an’ winter. I works quite steady for him throughout the year, he’s got a great deal of pecan trees ‘n things.” Mayella Ewell Age: 19 White Eldest child of family “The number of sis and bros have you?” He strolled from the windows back to the stand. Seb’m,” she said Victim of rape” I stated come here, nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I got ta nickel for you. He coulda done it simple enough, he could. So he be available in the backyard an’ I entered your home to get him the nickel and I turned around an ‘fore I knew it he was on me.” Lured a negro “She was white, and she lured a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black guy. Lonely “As Tom Robinson provided his testimony, it concerned me that Mayella Ewell must have been the loneliest person worldwide. She was even lonelier than Boo Radley, who had not been out of your home in twenty-five year” Poor their relief check was far from enough to feed the family, and there was strong suspicion that Papa drank it up anyhow” Liar “I ducked and it– it glanced, that’s what it did. I ducked and it glanced off.” Mayella had actually lastly seen the light. “You’re becoming all of a sudden clear on this point. A while ago you could not remember too well, could you?” Beaten “Well, she was beaten around the head. There was currently contusions comin’ on her arms, and it took place about half an hour in the past–” “Anyhow, she was pretty bruised up when I arrived, and she had a black eye comin’. “