Father to Scout and Jem; lawyer who defends Tom Robinson
Jean Louise Finch
Scout; daughter of Atticus, sister of Jem
Jeremy Atticus Finch
Jem; son of Atticus, brother to Scout
The Finch's housekeeper; acts as a more distant mother-figure to Jem and Scout
Charles Baker Harris
Dill; visits next door during the summer
Finch's neighbor, children's best friend among the adults of Maycomb.
Young teacher, disaproves of Scout's reading ability
Rarely leaves the house, leaves Jem and Scout trinkets
The stern distant brother of Boo who seldom speaks even though he is seen every day
Scout's school mate who cannot afford lunch
Atticus's sister, a strong-willed woman with a fierce devotion to her family. She is the perfect Southern lady, and her commitment to propriety and tradition often leads her to clash with Scout.
The neighborhood gossip
Atticus and Alexandra's brother; visits at Christmas; is a doctor
Filthy, cusses out the teacher, only goes to the first day of school every year
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
Name of the town in TKAM.
Author of To Kill A Mockingbird
A time for courage, education, prejudices, racial discrimination, loss of innocence, coming of age, etc.
Point of View in To Kill a Mockingbird
An old lady who lives down the street and who screams at the children as they pass her house.
An African-American man defended by Atticus
Scout's classmate who insults Atticus
Maycomb's usual disease
Sheriff of Maycomb