To Kill A Mockingbird: Part 1, Character List

Jean Louise “Scout” Finch – narrator of the book- recalls transformational experiences from her childhood – a rebellious tomboy as a child- admires her brother and her father
Jeremy Atticus “Jem ” Finch – Scout’s older brother – a hero figure to Scout
Atticus Finch – Single parent, with two children, Jem and Scout- a lawyer- defends Tom Robinson in a trial- according to Scout, believes in equality and everyone’s right to free speech- a fair man
Dill (Charles Baker) Harris – summer friend to Scout and Jem- the catalyst for this journey- intrigued by the Radleys, particularly Boo
Calpurnia – housekeeper to the Finch family- role model/mother figure to Scout- “a force of nature”- speaker of “two languages”- can read and write
Arthur “Boo” Radley – an outcast – a rough past- a curiosity to the children- giver of knothole gifts
Nathan Radley – Boo’s older brother- scared off the children one night- filled knothole with cement
Miss Maudie – a Finch neighbor and friend- loves the children- another role model for Scout- loses house in a fire
Sheriff Heck Tate – sheriff of Maycomb- a decent man- knows the limits of his “power”
Tim Johnson – dog- contracts rabies – shot and killed by Atticus- recalled by Scout several times
Tom Robinson – a 25 year old black man, accused of raping a white woman – friend to Calpurnia- has wife and children
Ms. Stephanie Crawford – “the neighborhood gossip”- children’s source of Boo Radley rumors
Mrs. Dubose – an elderly neighbor and dragon- prejudiced against “colored” people- rude comments resulted in ruined Camellias- had Jem read to her – was trying to get over her morphine addiction before she died
Miss Caroline Fisher – Scouts first grade teacher- rigid about rules and expectations- from Northern Alabama- represents the outside world
Walter Cunningham, Jr. – Scout’s school mate – cannot afford lunch- farming family lives in poverty- Jem invites him to lunch – different habits than the Finch family
Mr. Walter Cunningham, Sr. – a poor farmer – client of Atticus
Reverend Sykes – minister at First Purchase Church (M.E. Church) – Calpurnia takes the children to services- holds the congregation hostage until they donate enough money for Helen Robinson- the “voice” of his community
Jack Finch – brother to Atticus and Alexandra- visits every Christmas- fun, brings firecrackers- can admit when he is wrong- keeps his word
Aunt Alexandra – Atticus’ sister. – Aunt Alexandra lives at Finch’s Landing, the Finch family homestead, but she moves in with Atticus and the children during Tom Robinson’s trial. – She is very concerned that Scout have a feminine influence to emulate.- She is very old-fashioned
Lula A parishioner at First Purchase African M.E. Church who is upset when Scout and Jem attend services there
Eula May The local telephone operator.
Mr. Avery A boarder at the house across from Mrs. Dubose’s.
Zeebo – Calpurnia’s son- town’s garbage collector- can read and write

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