He and Atticus are not rivals and talk to each other during recesses during the case. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction. Lula[ edit ] Lula is an African-American woman with a dislike for white people.
Calpurnia is a mother herself and raised her son, Zeebo, to adulthood. By the end of the book, it's clear that Alexandra cares very much for her niece and nephew, though she and Scout will probably never really get along. He is an alcoholic, poaching game to feed his family because he spends whatever money they legally gain via government "relief checks" on alcohol.
However importantly he shows how prejudice is passed on from parent to child.
Miss Caroline has good intentions but proves quite incompetent as a teacher. Throughout the course of the book, Scout comes to a new understanding of human nature, societal expectations, and her own place in the world.
It is strongly implied that she and Atticus have a more than platonic relationship. When Atticus shoots the dog, his excellent marksmanship is revealed to Scout and Jem his nickname used to be One-Shot Finch.
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.
In Chapter 5, Scout has a conversation with Miss Maudie, which highlights both the mystery surrounding Boo Radley and the strict religious nature of the community The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others.
He is unwanted and unloved by his mother and stepfather: Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout and it is believed that he kills Ewell with the knife. Judge John Taylor[ edit ] Judge John Taylor is a white-haired old man with a reputation for running his court in an informal fashion and an enjoyment of singing and dipping tobacco.
Aunt Alexandra despised Calpurnia because Alexandra believed that Calpurnia was not a "maternal figure" for Jem and Scout, especially for Scout.
Jack also has a pet cat named Rose Aylmer, who is mentioned during the Christmas visit. Dubose but you could also argue that Miss Stephanie Crawford is one as well How does miss Maudie react to the fire in to kill a mockingbird?
Scout, unfortunately, was unable to participate, because both boys were swimming naked. Zeebo is one of just four people in First Purchase Church who can read, so he is the vocal leader, leading hymns in their church by "lining"—reading a line of verse and having the congregation repeat it.
I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time… it's because he wants to stay inside.
By the end of the book, Scout realizes that racism does exist and comes to terms with its presence in her town. Dolphus Raymond Father to several biracial children, Mr. When Jem is forced to stay reading to Mrs.
She is spoken about a few times. The Foot-Washing Baptists also believe that women are a sin as well. Like Atticus, she stays within bounds, but follows her own code. Scout almost gets into a fight with Cecil over the trial of Tom Robinson. Reynolds[ edit ] Dr.
When Scout talks with Miss Maudie about the trial, the older woman again pays tribute to Aticus's character: The rumors about Mrs.
In the film, she is not a character and Miss Stephanie takes her place as Dill's aunt.Miss Maudie Atkinson is the neighbor of Scout, Jem and Atticus. She does not have a major role in the story, but does some small things throughout as a neighbor, most importantly showing that not everyone outside the Finch household was so staunchly against the black population.
Miss Maudie Atkinson is a neighbor of the Finch family and a long time member of Maycomb, Alabama. A middle-aged widow, Miss Maudie spends most of her time outside in her yard working on her garden.
Miss Maudie is part of the world where "fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank cool water" (), but this rose never lets others forget her thorns. Unlike Miss Stephanie and Mrs. Dubose, however, Miss Maudie uses her sharp tongue to counter meanness rather than to perpetrate it.
What functions does Miss Maudie Atkinson serve in the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'? Miss Maudie's character is a type of foil to some of. Miss Maudie tells Scout that Boo Radley is alive because she hasn't seen him carried out yet.
Scout has been told by Jem that he is dead and was stuffed up the chimney Scout claims that "Dill could tell the biggest ones " (lies) she ever heard. Miss Maudie Atkinson is a such a strong and supportive character in this novel!
She is the Finch's neighbor from across the street who is not prejudiced at all and delights the children by talking.Download