Racism, Characters, And Abuse In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The characters all have different personalities and styles they each show each other sides that they didn’t know in the beginning of the book. In To Kill a Mockingbird the characters are: Jean Louise Finch(Scout), Atticus Finch, Jeremy Atticus Finch(Jem), Boo Radley, Bob Ewell, Charles Baker Harris(Dill), Miss Maudie Atkinson, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, Link Deas, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, Nathan Radley, Heck Tate, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, Mr. Walter Cunningha, Walter Cunningham.
Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout he was a lawyer in Maycomb Alabama he was very respectful to blacks and taught his kids the same values. Some kids were not ...view middle of the document...

Boo Radley was a quiet neighbor and never came out of his house he stayed hidden from the world after he stabbed his dad in the leg with a pair of scissors. Boo doesn’t really leave his house but he does still try to talk to some of the people in the town. He starts putting gifts in the tree by his house for Jem and Scout to show how nice he really is he once fix Jem’s pants for him to show his kindness (Page 78). Boo was a very heroic man and didn’t whatever he could to help once when Miss Maudie’s house caught on fire and Scout was watching it Boo snuck over and put a blanket around her. Scout did not know how the blanket got on her until her father told her that Boo did it (Page 96).
Scout is very curious about things and asks her father Atticus many questions to know about the real things in life (Lee,21). Scout was always curious about Boo Radley and asked Miss Maudie and many questions about him and she wondered was Boo still alive (Lee, 43). Scout heard so many bad things about Negroes such as Tom Robinson she questioned her father and asked why lawyers defended Negroes (Lee, 77). Scout wanted to know many things and wanted to know why they occurred the way they did. Scout was young but she was very smart and knew more than people thought, she was an amazing little girl.
Tom Robinson was a black field worker he was a father and a husband he was later accused of raping a white girl. Mayella Ewell told people that Tom raped her but it was really her father Bob Ewell abusing her. Tom and Boo share many different traits in To Kill a Mockingbird they are both judged by the people of Maycomb because they were different. Scout once got into a fight with a boy at school over her dad helping tom out of this mess. Scout asks her father why he was defending a black man if it was wrong (Lee 75).

Works Cited

According to Scout “I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 23, spoken by the character Scout (Chapter 23, Scout).
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