- Atticus is a very good father to Jem and Scout.
- He connects all the characters in the story.
- He left 'finches landing' to become a lawyer and later set up his law office in Maycomb.
- He is defending Tom Robinson and by doing so is breaking tradition.
- He values bravery, empathy and honesty.
- He wants Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of morality and understanding of the world. His children are very important to him.
- He is fair, calm, patient, well mannered, respectful and honourable.
- He is known for being the "greatest shot in Maycomb" but shows modesty as he doesn't tell his children.
- He is AGAINST racism and predjudice and believes that everybody is equal. He tells scout that "you never really know a person until you step into their skin and walk around in it".
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- Scout (Jean Louise Finch) is the narrator of the novel. It is told from her point of view.
- The novel shows Scout growing up and the key events that happen in her life that help her to have a true understanding of the world.
- She is a tomboy which shows the prejudice in the novel as she is constantly told that she needs to become more lady like.
- She is 6 years old when the novel begins.
- She is confident, inquisitive, bright, loyal, innocent and fun-loving.
- She loves to be taught by her father, Atticus but is told when she gets to school that she needs to stop reading with her father.
- Although she knows a lot about the world as she is very inquisitive, she is still a little girl and still loves to play with Jem and Dill.
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- Jem is Scouts brother and son to Atticus.
- "Jeremy Finch"
- He is 10 years old when the novel begins.
- As the novel progresses, he starts to become more and more mature and understands the things that go on in the world.
- Jem is stubborn, brave, loyal, sensitive, fair and kind.
- He starts to see Atticus as less boring than he first thought.
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