At that time the Finch family lived on the main residential street with , their cook. The gossips claimed that Boo had been cutting newspaper articles for his scrapbook and his father walked by. 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. He is portrayed in the film by Paul Fix. Boo Radley is played by in the film. Get the latest updates: Facebook: Twitter:.
Son of the other Walter, who attends first grade with Scout. One of the men who comes to lynch Tom Robinson, he's also one of Atticus' clients. 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. Tom Robinson is played by. Employed by Link Deas following the death of her husband, she is repeatedly harassed by Bob Ewell when traveling to work. He appoints Atticus to represent Tom. Scout as narrator is key to the novel's success.
Ewell is played by in the film. Ewell later attempts to murder Jem and Scout Finch with a knife to complete his revenge. However, she breaks a social taboo by trying to seduce Tom, then reacts with cowardice by accusing him of rape and perjuring against him in court. The town has developed a myth that he is an insane monster who wanders around at night peering into people's windows. He was just like old Mr. Analysis There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County.
Scout believed then that Cal was too hard on her and liked Jem better. For instance, Jem claims that one night he urinated from his front porch in an impressive arc. Evidence from the trial suggests that he caught his daughter kissing Tom, proceeded to beat her, and then encouraged her to claim Tom raped her. Subsequent situations and circumstances chip away at all that the children know to be true as maturity confronts them. He gets along well with Jem, but often spars with Scout. After taking the teenagers to court, Mr. Boo Radley's heroics in protecting the children from Bob Ewell are covered up by Atticus, Sheriff Tate, and Scout.
Without any warning, Boo supposedly stabbed him in the leg with the scissors and then went right back to clipping articles. He is infected by in chapter 10 and goes mad, putting everyone in the town at risk. Francis lives in , and is a bit of a tattle-tale. Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story. At the trial, Atticus points out that only the right side of Mayella's face is injured, suggesting a left-handed assailant; Tom's left arm is mangled and useless, but Bob Ewell is left-handed.
He also leads the mob that comes to lynch Tom Robinson the night before the trial. She is upset by Scout's advanced reading capabilities and believes that Scout is receiving lessons from Atticus. 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. It was said that Boo wasn't seen again for fifteen years, until one day that Jem was old enough to vaguely recall. From that moment on, they were inseparable friends. Little Chuck Little One of Scout's classmates who stands up to Burris Ewell in defense of Miss Caroline.
Dill is a crucial character in the story because he is both an insider and an outsider. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. Throughout the story, Dill acts as an observant conscience for the town. Nathan also cements up the knothole in which Arthur leaves little gifts for the children. Atticus is assigned to defend him, and stands up to a intent on exacting their own justice against him before the trial begins.
Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia's son. It is strongly implied that she and Atticus have a more than platonic relationship. When Boo finally does come out, he has a good reason: Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch children. You ain't makin' me go nowhere, missus. His younger brother, , went to Boston to study medicine.
You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! 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. Link Deas Tom and Helen Robinson's employer. One does not love breathing. She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs. He is depicted as chiefly antagonistic of Burris Ewell. An avid gardener, she often spends time talking with the children — especially Scout — helping them to better understand Atticus and their community.