Jem and Scout's father. A lawyer, he is representing Tom Robinson. An honorable man
Jean Louise Finch
Known as Scout. She is a bright, curious girl who narrates the novel. A tomboy. Impulsive and loyal.
Known as Jem. Four years older than Scout, he is a thoughtful boy. He is bright and imaginative.
Older sister of Atticus; protective of the family name, lives still at Finch's Landing; conservative.
Married to Alexandra; "taciturn" - spends most of his days in a hammock, checking his fishing lines
John Hale Finch
Uncle Jack, Atticus's younger brother; a doctor; lives in Boston; fun; won't tolerate bad language
Alexandra and Jimmy's grandson. Repeats everything his grandma says; tattle-tale.
Miss Maudie Atkinson
An old friend of Atticus's; she lives across the street; loves to garden; Scout trusts her; her house burns
Miss Rachel Haverford
Dill's Aunt; lives next door to the Finches. Let's Dill stay with her each summer
Charles Baker Harris
Dill. A "pocket Merlin" loves to tell stories, doesn't' know his father; passed around the family to be taken care of; best friend to Scout
Find family housekeeper; African-American; she is in charge when Atticus is at the legislature; she can read and write; loves the children
Father to Mayella; a drunk; beats his children; he is a proud man who is ready to pick a fight and hold a grudge.
daughter of Bob Ewell; tries to stay clean; takes care of her brothers and sisters; has no friends; accused Tom Robinson of raping her
Oldest Radley brother; becomes head of the family when his father dies; cements in the knothole tree
Boo; nice to the children; mends Jem's pants; gives them gifts in the knothole; covers Scout at the fire
Sherriff of Maycomb County; fair man; concerned about Tom Robinson and his safety
Accused of raping Mayella Ewell; Injured his left hand in a cotton gin; African-American; married with children.
A classmate of Scout's; comes home with them for lunch and puts molasses all over his food; proud but poor family
Rich man from an old land-owning family; has an African-American wife and mixed race children; wants everyone to think he is a drunk; drinks Coca-cola from a bottle in a bag