She is very curious about various topics; school, her frightening neighbor, Boo Radley, and all the strange people living in the town. Some of the major characters have been discussed below. Francis Hancock Aunt Alexandra's grandson. Even though she talks against Atticus, her heroic attempt to conquer her opium addiction wins her his highest praises. Walter's dad is a good friend of Atticus, and it is because of him that Atticus is not harmed in the incident at the jail. She perceives people as individuals and does not judge them according to their skin color.
Scout Finch - The narrator and protagonist of the story. He is not wealthy, but he is well off in the community and kind towards everyone. 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. Though he often makes fun of Scout, he is very protective of her. Dill is an imaginative and sensitive character who successfully hides his pain. Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia's son. Scout Jean Louise Finch The narrator and main character who begins her story at almost six years old.
Jem is four years older than Scout. In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks. He has remained inside his house and lives with his brother. Now he is both revered and reviled by the townspeople. Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story.
He claims to have witnessed Tom attacking Mayella. She has no witness except her drunk father, who beats her and pushes the blame on Tom. Heck Tate: The sheriff of Maycomb County. Church who is upset when Scout and Jem attend services there. He is a doctor who, like Atticus, was schooled at home. Maudie Atkinson: Miss Maudie is a lady who lives across the street from the Finch's. He lives with his nine motherless children in a shack near the town dump.
Myella Ewell exploits her advantage of being a white and accuses Tom of raping her. Nathan Radley Boo Radley's brother who comes back to live with the family when Mr. 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. Many rumors are circulating about him as he cuts himself off from the society. Little Chuck Little One of Scout's classmates who stands up to Burris Ewell in defense of Miss Caroline. He is essentially devoid of any real personality or characterization, and his point of view is not seen in the film.
When he comes into Maycomb, he pretends to be drunk. Wisely, Atticus doesn't try to squelch or minimize Jem's feelings; by respecting his son, Atticus allows Jem to better cope with the tragedy. Throughout the book, he lives with his brother, who is highly controlling. She is one of the few people to defend Boo Radley's right to remain in his house. More than a half-century after its publication, the novel continues to be studied by high school and college students.
Gilmer Lawyer for the Ewell family in Tom Robinson's case. Dubose A mean, sick, very old woman who lives near the Finch family. He is Scout's protector and one of her best friends. He is represented as a good-hearted man with strong morals and faces problems in his profession, family, and society. Seventy-two and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, he is cared for by his priggish, busybody sister Alexandra. Recounting memories of his deceased mother to Scout and showing her the discovered contents from the oak tree, Jem does an eloquent job of explaining more mature ideas and events to her. As he grows older, he begins to do what is right even though his decision may not be popular.
She encounters her first experience of evil in the form of racial prejudice. She is the closest thing to a mother that Scout and Jem have. Thesis Statement: Principal character traits of Scout and how they are revealed through the novel. Judge Taylor: Her is the presiding judge at the trial. In metaphorical forms, the characters in this novel are the embodiment past and present social norms. He seems to be very intelligent. Henry Lafayette Dubose A cantankerous, vile, elderly woman who teaches Jem and Scout a great lesson in bravery.
Atticus gives a lot of advice to his kids. Throughout the novel, she learns valuable lessons that humans are the blend of good and evil and that evil can be lessened with the tenderness of heart. It also depicts the various social classes that existed then, and brings the undercurrents of racism to light. When he agrees to defend Tom Robinson, a black man charged with raping a white woman, he exposes himself and his family to the anger of the white community. He has been assigned a case of defending a black man accused of rape.
Atticus' wife died when Scout was very small, and he has raised his children only with the assistance of Calpurnia, his black housekeeper and cook. Calpurnia The Finchs' African American housekeeper. Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly. He strives to prove his innocence, but because of the color of his skin, his pleadings for innocence get rejected. He is very thin because he has various diseases like hookworm.