To Kill a Mockingbird Character Map

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Characters
    • Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
      • innocent perspective on the situation in the South
      • narrator
        • innocent perspective on the situation in the South
    • Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch
      • growing up - growing apart from Scout. Less innocent.
      • intelligent
        • he understands what Boo's hole being filled in means for Boo
      • compassionate
      • loves and admires Atticus - wants to be like him when he's older
    • Atticus Finch
      • moral compass
      • has strong morals and values that he tries to teach his children
      • is widely respected in Maycomb
      • largely criticised by friends and neighbours for taking on Tom Robinson case
      • "Atticus Finch is the same in the house as he is in the public streets."
      • very good shot but refuses to shoot because he doesn't want an unfair advantage
    • Charles "Dill" Baker Harris
      • tells frequent white lies
      • 'engaged' to Scout
      • affected by the treatment of Tom in the courtroom
        • "it just makes me sick"
        • potentially because he is an outsider and not familiar with it, potentially just because he is more sensitive to moral wrongdoings, like Atticus is.
      • blonde hair, blue eyes, round - picture of innocence
      • falls prey to his parents' selfishness
        • spends summers with his Aunt
          • runs away from home
            • falls prey to his parents' selfishness
              • spends summers with his Aunt
                • runs away from home
      • Bob Ewell
        • violent and abusive
        • no job - welfare system
          • has alcoholic tendencies
        • does not care for his children properly
          • they are almost all uneducated and lack basic hygiene
        • racist and ignorant - uneducated
        • "he was the only man I ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness."
      • Tom Robinson
        • Mockingbird?
          • innocent black man accused of the rape of a white woman
            • he is proved innocent by Atticus Finch but he ends up being convicted (and killed) for it anyway
        • left arm is crippled - could not physically have hurt Mayella
          • like a bird with a broken wing
        • he probably would have known that helping Mayella without accepting pay would have caused him trouble but he did it anyway because he knew she needed it.
      • Mayella Ewell
        • falsely accused Tom Robinson of rape out of shame
        • sole carer of her younger siblings
        • shows inclinations of trying to be better than who she is
          • eg. growing flowers - wants to be a better person
      • Calpurnia
        • has good intentions
        • indispensable to Atticus
        • has a tough love thing going on with Scout
        • The Finches' (Black) Cook
        • educated - she can read and write and teaches Scout to write
      • Boo Radley
        • victim of extreme family pride
        • Mockingbird
        • lots of parallels between him and Tom Robinson
        • He views Jem and Scout as 'his children'.
        • potentially mentally unstable
      • Aunt Alexandra
        • Representation of Southern Values
          • Very opinionated and has strong beliefs
            • Cares deep down, despite her unrelenting criticisms
        • loyal to family - she criticises Atticus but won't allow anyone else to
        • she shows  Scout that being a lady is more than dresses and missionary teas
      • Miss Maudie Atkinson
        • friend of Jem and Scout
          • she's something of a role model to Scout
        • "Jem and I had considerable faith in Miss Maudie. She had never told on us, had never played cat-and-mouse with us, she was not at all interested in our private lives. She was our friend."
        • very kind hearted
          • bakes the children cakes
          • she always takes the children - particularly Scout - seriously

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