Heck Tate is a friend of Atticus and also the sheriff of Maycomb County. Adults as well as children feel the need to be able to explain the unknown, and this is why Mr. Atticus, amused and impressed, insisted that they try to disguise the resemblance by dressing it up with straw hat and garden shears. I am not sure that Harper Lee was necessarily symbolizing anything here, other than the fact that the South is not the most snow - friendly part of the U. Atticus uses this fact as the cornerstone of his defense strategy, pointing out that the nature of Mayella's facial injuries strongly suggest a left-handed assailant.
As soon as Atticus finishes, Calpurnia comes into the courtroom. Scout describes him as being sickly white, with a thin mouth, thin and feathery hair, and grey eyes, almost as if he were blind. Dubose's camellia plants in a fit of anger,Atticus forces him to apologize. This character is believed to be based on author , a childhood friend of Harper Lee. Miss Maudie was a good-hearted soul who also gossipped. He hints that black people are not as good as white people while talking about Hitler during current events. Avery because he is a rather unpleasant old man who lives down the street.
His father paid Atticus for his service for something a while back with some goods. He also relieved himself off the front porch of the boarding house. When Scout tells Miss Fisher that she shamed a student Walter Cunningham Jr. Note how color is used here to reinforce the symbolism of race. Then Jem was struck with inspiration. Atticus sends him down to apologize to her and she insists that Jem read to her for two hours every afternoon for a month. Reynolds is the Maycomb doctor.
She claimed to have witnessed Bob Ewell's threatening Atticus at the Post Office corner as she was returning from the local Jitney Jungle grocery store. Dubose was in factnothing else than a morphine addict, and that she died after shecould at last finally free herself from her addiction. Although most everybody in town knows that the Ewells are a disgrace and not to be trusted, it is made clear that Tom Robinson was convicted because he is a Negro whose accuser is white. He believes in protecting the innocent although he doesn't usually show it. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction. Coming from an adult, things like that are takenpretty badly by two children. Just as the birds know where to go when it rains, I knew when there was trouble in our street.
She and Scout have a love-hate relationship that eases when Scout finally starts school. When Atticus suggested that they return the blanket, Jem refused and then poured out all their secrets about his pants, about the knothole, and how Nathan cemented up the knothole to keep them from having contact with Boo. Let the dead bury the dead. You just remember that, you ain't makin' me go nowhere! He also has a strong belief in justice, as exemplified when he defends Atticus from the Cunningham mob by having his double barrel shotgun loaded and ready to shoot them. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does.
She is a creepy and scary oldwoman who is used to yell bad things towards two innocent kids,Scout and Jem about how they'll arrive to absolutely nothing whenthey grow up. She is a friend of Alexandra Hancock. No one sees what happens in the scuffle, but at the end of it, Ewell is dead and Boo carries an unconscious Jem to the Finch house. He does not abandon his work until the fire hits the stairs, trapping him. Only when Scout talks to him about his son and how much he owes to Atticus does he reconsider and call off the mob. On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire.
He is well known to Scout and Jem. She matures from age 6 to age 9 as the novel progresses but remains naive and idealistic, despite an increased understanding of human nature and racism in her town. Boo interacts with others on their terms, while the children, not yet mature, interact with others on their own terms. One of the few Negroes in town who can read and write, she teaches Scout to write. But Jem's off to get his pants.
He is referred to in the first chapter of the book, being a direct ancestor of Atticus. When Nathan Radley plugs up the hole in the tree, Scout is disappointed but hardly heartbroken, seeing it as merely the end of their presents. Jem and I slid across the street. She is spoken about a few times. The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others. She is a mean lady in this movie.
She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. During the same night, when Boo whispers to Scout to walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley. She is portrayed by in the film adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird. Cecil Jacobs A schoolmate of the Finch children, he scares Jem and Scout on the way to the Halloween pageant. Chapter 8 deals with the superstitions and fears people have when they cannot explain the things they don't understand. Once, Scout and Jem saw him pee, and Scout concluded he was better at than she was.