At the trial, Atticus points out that only the right side of Mayella's face is injured, suggesting a left-handed assailant; Tom's left arm is mangled and useless, but Bob Ewell is left-handed. Maycomb children believe he is a horrible person, due to the rumors spread about him and a trial he underwent as a teenager. 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. This is the cause of many conflicts between Scout and Alexandra throughout the course of the novel. Ewell then finds the sheriff, , and tells him that his daughter has been raped and beaten by Tom.
Bob Ewell possess so many bad characteristics. He and Atticus are not rivals and talk to each other during recesses during the case. One does not love breathing. Dill does this because at home his parents don't pay him adequate attention. The dog's body is collected by Zeebo. Despite this, Atticus wants to reveal the truth to his fellow townspeople, expose their bigotry, and encourage them to imagine the possibility of racial equality.
. Jem dreams of becoming a lawyer because of Atticus. She doesn't like to gloat and brag about how fortunate she is to be employed and treated well. The short moment of hope that is shown in this part of the story is enough to start a change in people and how they think towards people of other races. Most of the time Dill remains positive despite the circumstances and being palmed off to his relatives and spending no time with his real parents. The children are taken by surprise when Calpurnia begins speaking like all of the other Negroes. Dubose A mean, sick, very old woman who lives near the Finch family.
The racial slur is spoken as casually as if she were speaking about the weather. Like Scout, who does not know one of her parents, Dill does not know his father. The elusive Boo Radley stabs Mr. He is observant of other people, but flippant about his interactions with them. As the novel progresses Jem goes from being a naïve, young boy doing role-plays with his sister and friend, to a matured young man who protects his sister when her life is threatened. Calpurnia represents having different community values.
His meaning of bravery starts with a simple understanding of not declining a dare. One of Scout's initial points of prejudice is Boo Radley, the Finch's neighbor. He gets his revenge one night while Jem and Scout are walking home from the Halloween play at their school. Even though she can be very hard to deal with, she truly does love her nephew. Examples of these such things are when Atticus faces the Rabid Dog and puts his life at risk to protect people around him. The two most obvious would be Scout and Jem because the loss of innocence that they experienced throughout the story can be compared to killing a mockingbird. But despite being a stranger, Dill shares certain qualities with other people in the town.
When she finds Dill, he tells both Scout and Atticus that he was chained to a wall in his father's basement; later, he confesses he actually ran away because he felt he was being replaced by his stepfather. Characters in the book suffer discrimination due to race, age, social status, and sex. She is described as a woman of about 50 who enjoys baking and gardening; her cakes are especially held in high regard. Jem is willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of his family. He is treated just like Tom Robinson, with prejudice, by the children. Scout and Jem come to understand that's she's only tough on them because she loves and cares for them as if they were her own children. For instance, Jem claims that one night he urinated from his front porch in an impressive arc.
Employed by Link Deas following the death of her husband, she is repeatedly harassed by Bob Ewell when traveling to work. When Scout tells Miss Fisher that she shamed a student Walter Cunningham Jr. She earneslty tries to pass along this information to Scout, who is not particularly interested. He was asked repeated times what his name was until he signed it. He is about 40, which is 10 years younger than Atticus. 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.
Many factors prove this fact, such as the racial slurs that are hissed towards the coloured folks. Scout and Jem sneak out of the house and join their father. He has become real to her. This symbolises Arthur Radley's innocence and the fact that he's been incarcerated since a young age. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Atticus may have been right that putting yourself in another person's shoes allows you to understand them better—but he forgot to mention that it might also let you a little bit better. This lesson is not to tell them that shooting things is good, but rather that there are some things that are living peacefully and have a purpose on the earth. He was charged with trying to rape a white woman Mayella Ewell. Calpurnia Played By Estelle Evans in the film Calpurnia, the Finch's black maid, although not a major character in 'To Kill a Mockingbird', does portray important themes and messages. She drank neat whiskey heavily after seeing a rattlesnake coiled in her closet, on her washing, when she hung her negligee up.
It's best to ask what characters are not prejudice, as almost every character in the book is prejudice. At the Halloween pageant afterwards, Cecil was a cow. The novel discusses the contradictions in life. They have decided Tom is guilty before he has even had the opportunity to stand trial. Scout, Jem and Dill sneak into the courthouse to see the trial and sit in the balcony with Maycomb's black population. When Atticus asks her if she has any friends, she becomes confused because she does not know what a friend is. Boo comes to the rescue of the children where Jem is injured, a fight erupts, and Bob is killed.