To Kill a Mockingbird Character List

Atticus Finch father to Scout and Jem; lawyer who defends Tom Robinson
Jeremy Atticus Finch Jem; son of Atticus, brother to Scout
Jean Louise Finch Scout; daughter of Atticus, sister of Jem
Charles Barker Harris Dill; visits next door during the summer
Arthur “Boo” Radley town outcast whom children constantly try to see
Calpurnia the Finch’s housekeeper; acts as a more distant mother-figure to Jem and Scout
Nathan Radley Arthur’s older brother
Miss Carolina Fisher Scout’s first grade teacher
Miss Rachel Havenford Dill’s aunt
Miss Stephanie Crawford the neighborhood gossip
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose elderly lady down the street
Miss Maudie Atkinson lives across the street from the Finch family; a good friend; house burns down
Mr. Avery boards across the street from Mrs. Dubose; Scout and Jem build a snowman that looks just like him
Aunt Alexandra Atticus’ sister; annoying and overbearing
Uncle Jimmy Aunt Alexandra’s husband
Francis their grandson; Scout gets in a scuffle with him during Christmas at Finch’s Landing
Uncle Jack Atticus’ brother; often acts as a father-figure to Jem and Scout
Tim Johnson dog shot by Atticus
Tom Robinson black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell
Mr. Dolphus Raymond wealthy white man who considers white society very hypocritical and prefers to live amongst blacks; lives in Maycomb with his black mistress and their children
Mr. Underwood the publisher of Maycomb’s newspaper; respects Atticus and his ally
Mr. Link Deas Tom Robinson’s employer; in his willingness to look past race and praise the integrity of Tom’s character, Deas epitomizes the opposite of prejudice
Bob Ewell mean, poor, spiteful man; testifies at the trial of Tom Robinson
Walter Cunningham, Sr. poor, but proud; works hard to survive the Depression and keeps his land
Walter Cunningham, Jr. son of Sr., also poor, gets Scout into trouble the first day of school
Simon Finch Atticus’ ancestor-founded Finch’s Landing
Mayella Ewell Bob Ewell’s daughter who accuses Tom Robinson of rape
Reverend Sykes minister at the black church that Calpurnia takes the children to, admires Atticus
Heck Tate sheriff of Maycomb
Burris Ewell boy who is dirty and rude on the first day of school
Judge Taylor judge who presides over Tom Robinson’s trial

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