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To Kill a Mockingbird Part 1


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Atticus Finch
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
Miss Maudie
Finch's neighbor, children's best friend among the adults of Maycomb.
Miss Caroline
Young teacher, disaproves of Scout's reading ability
Boo Radley
Rarely leaves the house, leaves Jem and Scout trinkets
Nathan Radley
The stern distant brother of Boo who seldom speaks even though he is seen every day
Walter Cunningham
Scout's school mate who cannot afford lunch
Aunt Alexandra
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.
Miss Stephanie
The neighborhood gossip
Uncle Jack
Atticus and Alexandra's brother; visits at Christmas; is a doctor
Burris Ewell
Filthy, cusses out the teacher, only goes to the first day of school every year
Great Depression
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
Maycomb, Alabama
Name of the town in TKAM.
Harper Lee
Author of To Kill A Mockingbird
A time for courage, education, prejudices, racial discrimination, loss of innocence, coming of age, etc.
First Person
Point of View in To Kill a Mockingbird
Mrs. Dubose
An old lady who lives down the street and who screams at the children as they pass her house.
Tom Robinson
An African-American man defended by Atticus
Cecil Jacobs
Scout's classmate who insults Atticus
Maycomb's usual disease
Heck Tate
Sheriff of Maycomb
Tim Johnson
Mad dog