GradeSaver, 29 July 2007 Web. Scout innocently shames him because Scout reminds him of all the things that Atticus has done for him and for Maycomb County. At the beginning of the book Scout is not very caring or brave. He is depicted as chiefly antagonistic of Burris Ewell. Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel set in the United States during the 1930's. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her.
It garnered the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and its movie adaptation won three Oscars in 1963. Genre The novel To Kill a Mockingbird has been classified as both a Southern Gothic Bildungsroman. This can be read as a wise refusal of fame. Raymond pretends to be a drunk so that the citizens of Maycomb will have an explanation for his behavior. Gilmer has a slight cast with one eye, which he uses to his advantage in trial. After it snows, they build a snowman that resembles him. He is portrayed in the film by Paul Fix.
He begins by spitting in Atticus' face, followed by a failed attempt to break into the home of Judge Taylor, then finally menacing Helen, the poor widow of Tom Robinson. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout and it is believed that he kills Ewell with the knife. Upon learning of this, Deas threatens Ewell, forcing him to stop. Scout also learns how to deal with others, including the Finch family housekeeper, Calpurnia, and her aunt, Alexandra. It takes minutes for children to understand where adults never really grasp what they hold in their hands. She is also a Southern Belle.
Dill is the best friend of both Jem and Scout, and his goal throughout the novel is to get Boo Radley to come out of his house. You ain't makin' me go nowhere, missus. Little Chuck may be even more intelligent than originally meets the eye, as he easily could have been bluffing about the aforementioned implied knife to scare Burris into retreating. Bob holds a strong grudge against Atticus and attacks his children at the end of the novel. He is portrayed by in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Secondly, Scout shows Atticus that his kids are more important than anything. He is, arguably, the most potent character in the whole book and as such, inspires the other key characters to save him when he needs saving.
Burris is described as being chiefly antagonistic of Little Chuck Little and his teacher Miss Caroline Fisher. The adult Scout recalls, 'The remainder of my school days were no more auspicious than the first. 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. Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children. In part one, Jem and Scout are terrified of Boo Radley because of stories they have heard. She is rude when she later has to explain to the teacher, and she is punished for her rudeness.
She has learned that the initial judgment of people is generally wrong. In the small town of Monroeville, Alabama, Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. Braxton Bragg Underwood is a news reporter and a friend of Atticus. There are other books out there that offer the same themes. Evidence from the trial suggests that he caught his daughter kissing Tom, proceeded to beat her, and then encouraged her to claim Tom raped her. 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.
As a punishment, Jem is required to read to Mrs. Before the trial, Mayella is noted for growing red outside her otherwise dirty home in order to bring some beauty into her life. She also stops a mob that is trying to lynch Tom Robinson by talking to the mob leader, Mr. However, Harper Lee explores its disparate forms through opposing individuals, defining the presence of authentic courage. Atticus Finch The father of Scout and Jem, Atticus is a lawyer and an extremely morally upright man who strives to deal with everyone fairly. At the beginning of , fighting is her solution to everything: she goes after after she gets in trouble on his behalf on the first day of school, she beats up when she thinks he's not paying enough attention to her, and she kicks a member of the lynch mob where it counts, no less when he grabs Jem.
Calpurnia runs next door to the Radley's house to warn them of the danger. She hangs back, terrified of bringing the monster's wrath down upon them. Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. 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. Before Dill returned to Meridian after the summer, he went swimming with Jem at the Barker's Eddy creek.