To Kill A Mocking Bird

Short Summary Of The Chapters And Character Studies

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Scout (Jean Louise Finch)

The narrator of the story. She lives with her father Atticus and her brother Jem, and their cook Calpurnia in Maycomb. She is an intelligent tomboy who likes to play the rough and tumble games with her brother. Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. As the novel progresses, this faith is tested by the hatred and prejudice that emerge during Tom Robinson’s trial. Scout eventually develops a more grown-up perspective that enables her to appreciate human goodness without ignoring human evil.

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Atticus Finch (father)

Atticus is Scout and Jems father and is a lawyer for Maycomb. He is a widower with a dry sense of humour and he has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. He is one of few in Maycomb commited to racial equality. He defends a black man in trial called Tom Robinson who is charged for ****** a white woman. Atticus functions as the novel’s moral backbone.

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Jem Finch (brother)

He is scouts brother and her constant playmate at the beginning of the story. He is four years older than scout and he gradually seperates himself from her games, although he remains a close companion and protector throughout the novel. Jem moves into adolecance during the story and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice that he perceives during the trial of Tom Robinson. Jem grows up faster than Scout and understands Maycomb's ways and rules more than Scout.

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