To Kill A Mockingbird
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Other Important Characters
Bob Ewell - father to Mayella;racist; insensitive; accuses innocent Tom for rape againsthis own daughter
Mayella Ewell - daughter of Bob Ewell;unhappy; abused; mistreated by her father;never raises a finger against the conviction of innocent Tom
Tom Robinson - young black worker; accusedof raping Mayella
Miss Maudie - neighbor of the Finch family; agrees with the justice ofTom; supports Atticus throughout the trial
Scout Finch - protagonist; young tomboygirl; adventurous; daughter of Atticus;sister of Jem; friend of Dill andCalpurnia;
Jem Finch - older brother to Scout;son to Atticus; friends with Dilland Calpurnia
Atticus Finch - father of Jem andScout; widow; known lawyer inMaycomb; cares about equalityand justice
Dill - summertime pal to Jemand Scout; daring enough to go near the Radley house;
Calpurnia - cook for the Finch family; takescare of Jem and Scout during the trial;
Boo Radley - known as theneighborhood creep;
The starking difference in treatment of of the white and black community of Maycomb suggests not only a separation of class, but also, race. Justice fails to see light of day when the social inequalities are put into the play of a society.
The Difference between Rightand Wrong
At first, Jem and Scout's innocence leads them to believe that all people are made good. Scout ends up questioning her faith in human nature while Jem loses his faith in all justice and humanity.
Other Literary Elements
speaker: Scout; veryinnocent and naive at times;intense throughout the trial
the sad town and segregationrespresented Tom's conviction anddeath
Bob's son's attitude at schooldemonstrated Bob's insensitivity andhostile ways
the presents and gestures ofBoo Radley show his innerkindness
In the book, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird that in turn denoted death of innocence in a person. The resemblance to the theme of right and wrong is by killing a mockingbird.
Examples: Boo Radley, TomRobinson, Dill, etc.
Boo is known to be a scary individual but due to story development like fixing Jem's pants, everyone sees the symbolism - a representative of the fact that everyone has a touch of good in them no matter what.
Dill, Jem and Scout become friends and wonderment about about the Radley House begins
the next summer, when Dill returns and they go to the Radley home, Jem loses his pants; he gets them back - all randomly sewn; kids start finding little gifts mysteriously
Atticus defends a black man Tom Robinson, who was accused of rape against Mayella in a trial
Atticus had found out that the whole accusation was a scam; Bob setTom because he and Mayella were having an affair; Bob wanted Tom out of the way and bring shame to Mayella
despite all evidence, Tom still gets convictedand while trying to escape, he is caught and killed
Bob plans to hurt Atticus by attacking Jem and Scout on Halloween; Boo saves the kids by stabbing Bob
The cops cover up the stabbing by saying that Bob fell on his ownknife accidently; Scout sees that Boo is a good person and wonders about good and bad within us