Although many of Maycomb's citizens disapprove, Atticus agrees to defend Tom. Atticus asks Scout to step into Miss Caroline's skin. Heck presumes that he is black and hence must hold committed some sort of offense. Also, he knows that there are rumours about him in the town saying he is a bad person and he is some sort of monster, but nevertheless he comes out to show he is just a normal human being. As the story unfolds, Scout, the narrator, starts to know more about Boo Radley, Boo transforms from a mysterious and fearful person to the most heroic and sympathetic character in the novel. Calpurnia is a mother herself and raised her son, Zeebo, to adulthood.
She is an old lady who lives with her housekeeper, Jessie. Instead they have gotten used to the fact that white people will always be more advantaged than them. We then learn of the Ewells reputation around town from Atticus who says their father Bob Ewell spends all there relief money on whiskey and let the children fend for themselves. Atticus is assigned to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. There is a reason behind this.
On the other hand, he helps Miss Maudie by saving some of her belongings when her house is on fire. Aunt Alexandra believes that because the Finch family has land and comes from a line of landowners that have been around for generation that they deserve respect and are on the higher end of the social. The other is any right or just act. However, towards the end of the book, Scout views Calpurnia as someone she can look up to, and realizes Calpurnia has only protected her over the years. After being humiliated at the trial, however, he goes on a quest for revenge, becoming increasingly violent. Heck shields the town from the truth and allows Boo to go back to his normal life — after all he had done the town a favour. Harper Lee creates sympathy for Tom by allowing the reader to straight away know that Tom did not do the crime he was said to have done and was paying for.
Scout gets in trouble for explaining that Walter can't borrow any lunch money from Miss Caroline because he cant pay her back. Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children's lives from Bob Ewell. It also becomes clear that the friendless Mayella was making sexual advances towards Tom and her father caught her in the act. All they do is show up for the first day, get marked down on the register, and then they miss the entire school year until the first day of the next year. During the novel Jem and Scout along with their friend Dill Charles Baker Harris , attempt to get Boo Radley out of hiding. She also represents the change of the female role in society that had started to take place at that time.
Heck went and rounded him up immediately to be identified by Mayella. Dolphus Raymond is a wealthy white man who lives with his black mistress and mulatto children; he often pretends to be drunk so that the citizens of Maycomb will have an explanation for his behaviour. Calpurnia is one of the few black characters in the novel who is able to read and write, and it is she who taught Scout to write. The novel is set during the 1930s in America, which was when segregation of blacks and whites was well…. She is one of the many motherly figures in Scout's life and one of the few who can negotiate between the very separate black and white worlds of Maycomb.
Words: 678 - Pages: 3. It is used frequently throughout the novel. Jem takes scout's baton and destroys her garden when she says something negative about Atticus. This is neither common nor stereotypical in Maycomb, and neither is Boo Radley. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction. Throughout the book, he lives with his brother, who is highly controlling. In the novel, Miss Stephanie Crawford represents gossip and how quickly news and rumour spread around in the small town.
Although many may argue that children like Scout never lose their innocence and act just like kids do by. Despite her decency compared to the others in her family Mayella still only cares for her own wellbeing. This extract depicts a trial of Tom Robinson, a Negro, who is in the criminal dock on a capital charge of assaulting a white girl. Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly. Themes may be major or minor. Dolphus Raymond is a constant recipient of prejudice and is used to communicate the ideas of prejudice to the reader. In this essay the difference between the way Atticus and Dill perceive rumours will be discussed.
In order to appease the majority. He is deeply moved by Scout's friendly words when she tries to diffuse the situation, and as a result leads the rest of the men in going home. Every Summer after this, Dill stays with his Aunt Rachel, who lives near the Finches. Not only do they influence the direction of the plot, but also Scout and her development as a character. She speaks with sophisticated language and provides strong reasoning behind opinions; both of these attributes demonstrating her intelligence.
Scout tells about her own family consisting of her father Atticus, brother Jem, and their cook Calpurnia. Harper Lee chose her as this symbol because it tells us how brave she was when she was dying, and when she had nobody to support her in her last days of life. He disproves the stereotype that would lead Maycomb citizens to see him as spiteful or self-pitying, by coming to the aid of Jem and Scout. Miss Maudie befriends Scout and Jem and tells them stories about Atticus as a boy. Some characters in the novel are characterized as harmless and pure and are symbolized by mockingbirds. When Scout tells Miss Fisher that she shamed a student Walter Cunningham Jr.
Ewell later attempts to murder Jem and Scout Finch with a knife to complete his revenge. He and Scout then pair up at the carnival. After the Tom Robinson trial, Jem and Scout have a different understanding of Boo Radley. Harper Lee wrote To Kill a. 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. From this we learn that Atticus would only shoot as a last resort, which he had to when he shot Tim Johnson. She is a widow, and she spends most of her time outdoors.