That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear? Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. The house is low with a yard that appears to be a gray color and very dull. Miss Gates Scout's second grade teacher. She acts as the passage for the Finches into the black community. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable! Eventually, Dill becomes fascinated with the spooky house on their street called the Radley Place. The novel experienced character persona of good and evil. Refusal He realizes the attention that this case will bring, and that it will expose his family to the cruelty of society.
She agrees that forcing Boo in front of the community for his heroism would be just like killing a mockingbird. If you are born into a high class, you will always be considered high class, and if you are born into a low class, there is no use to strive for anything higher. See grades 9—10 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations. By this time, Scout realizes that the stranger is none other than Boo Radley, and that Boo is actually responsible for killing Ewell, thus saving her and Jem's lives. His only 'crime' is the color of his skin, and most people in the town believe the flimsy and unconvincing story from the Ewells because Tom is black and racism is accepted.
After sitting with Scout for a while, Boo disappears once more into the Radley house. If he arrested Boo, it would have been like killing a mockingbird. Heck Tate The sheriff of Maycomb county who is a sincere and respected man of society. Tom Robinson A black man who stands falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Falling Action One man in particular, Bob Ewell, has made his disapproval of Atticus well known. Son of Atticus; sister of Scout 4 years older than Scout - how might this affect his understanding of the events in the novel? There's a courthouse and a single-cell jail.
Aunt Alexandra seems too stern and forbidding at the beginning, but later on, her soft-heartedness is revealed. Road Back Scout gains a moral education, their lives are saved, and her faith in the goodness of humanity is somewhat restored by Boo, who risked his life for them. Why do you think this? The story takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, but she tells the story as an adult. However, since he was alive during that dark period of American history, he was convicted and killed even though he had done nothing wrong. People are more concerned with what's happening at home or in their neighbor's home than major national or world events. African Americans in Maycomb live in their own separate communities, apart from white citizens.
Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly. Mayella Violet Ewell Tom's 19-year-old accuser. Scout is also a mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird revolves solely around family, community and society, the focus point of the book, the rape trial, would not have occurred if society had not looked down upon the black community. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in 1930s Maycomb Alabama. Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, articulated this cycle after researching and reviewing numerous myths and stories from a variety of time periods and regions of the world. Raymond lives on the outskirts of town.
This statement has more meaning to be uncovered than what is drawn from it when first read. The story appears to be winding down, but then Bob Ewell starts making good on his threats of revenge. The Mentor of the novel is Miss Maudie, who, like Atticus, believes in Justice and becomes friends with the children. We can strongly see the presence of racism in this small Southern town as the citizens of Maycomb condemn Tom Robinson based on an accusation coming from an untrustworthy source. Inside the courtroom, the whites have the good seats on the floor while the African-Americans are up in the balcony. Heck Tate Maycomb County's trusty sheriff, who is ultimately an honest and upstanding man. Prejudice and Social Inequality The people of Maycomb are so caught up in their ignorant beliefs that they convict a man because his is black, and not because he is guilty.
Maycomb is a sleepy rural town that's relatively isolated from the rest of the world. We learn at the opening of the novel that Jem likes to play football and be outside. A friend of Scout and Jem Calpurnia The Finches' cook Miss Maudie Atkinson Neighbor and friend to the Finches Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister Mayella Ewell Bob's daughter. Lula A parishioner at First Purchase African M. The only neighbor who puzzles them is the mysterious Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside.
Thus the dicta No Crawford Minds His Own Business, Every Third Merriweather Is Morbid, The Truth Is Not in the Delafields, All the Bufords Walk Like That, were simply guides to daily living: never take a check from a Delafield without a discreet call to the bank; Miss Maudie Atkinson's shoulder stoops because she was a Buford; if Mrs. Although slavery has been legally abolished for many years, the Southerners in Maycomb continued to believe in white supremacy, and the novel projects the social snobbery and the prejudice attached to these southern values. This log also called a character map allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. For To Kill a Mockingbird, a character map helps students remember the characters, and their interactions with Scout, Jem and Atticus. He initiates the first expeditions toward the Radley house, and is Scout's best friend. Nathan Radley, whose brother, Arthur nicknamed Boo , has lived there for years without venturing outside.