To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 1)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 1)
Events
Jean Louise Finch
Scout starts to explain how her older
brother, Jem, sustained a broken elbow
many years earlier.
She begins talking about her
family history.
Simon Finch
Simon Finch, the first of her ancestors to come to
America was a fur-trader and apothecary who fled
England to escape persecution. He then
established a successful farm on the banks of the
Alabama River. The Finchs' relied on the farm,
Finch's landing, for many years.
Atticus Finch
Atticus went to Mongomery
to read law.
Jack Finch
Jack went to Boston to
study medicine.
Alexandra Finch
Alexandra remained at the
Landing, marrying a taciturn
man.
She talks about Maycomb, the
town which her family lived
and lives in.
Maycomb was a tired old town.
The streets turned to red
slop in rainy weather.
The courthouse sagged.
People moved slowly, took
their time about everything.
Meets a new friend Dill.
New in the town.
Was staying with his aunt
for the summer.
Talks about the Radleys.
Boo Radleys past.
How the family becoame
suddenly "hostile".
Past events that led to Boo Radley
becoming "mad" as everyone
claimed.
Characters
Jean Louise Finch
Narrator/Scout (Nickname)
Jem Finch
Scout's brother
Simon Finch
One of Scout's first ancestors
Atticus Finch
Scout's father
Jack Finch
Atticus's brother/Scout's uncle
Alexandra Finch
Atticus's sister/Scout's aunt
Calpurnia
The Finches' cook
Dill
Scout and Jem's friend
The Radleys
A family with a mysterious
past and is rarely seen
Ms Rachel
Dilll's aunt
Stephanie Crawford
The neighbourhood scowl
Henry Lafayette Dubose
Scout's neighbour
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