Dubose is a very sick and pretty mad old neighbor who livestwo houses down from the Finches. If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? He appears only twice, once at the beginning of the story when he has to pay off the debt to Atticus Walter Cunningham Sr. She never inquires about why Sophy is complaining, yet she feels justified in telling her not to. Cunningham then tells the other mob members to get back in their cars and leave them alone. All three of them are jarred and shaken, yet they carry on with the meeting as though nothing has happened.
She is a and spends the most of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill. Miss Caroline has good intentions but proves quite incompetent as a teacher. At the beginning of the novel, Scout appears to think of Calpurnia as the wicked stepmother to Scout's own Cinderella. At the Halloween pageant afterwards, Cecil was a cow. She taught him true courage and bravery - yes she was an old cow but she died free of a morphine addiction because she stuck with it and forced herself to deal with her issues by slowly taking her morphine later and later until finnaly she got rid of her addiction. One man is the victim of prejudice; Atticus Finch.
Tom and Boo are not given a chance. However, he continues to allow Scout to read with him at night so long as she continues to go to school. One of the few Negroes in town who can read and write, she teaches Scout to write. Dolphus Raymond Father to several biracial children, Mr. Henry Lafayette Dubose is an elderly woman who lives near the Finches. Ewell later attempts to murder Jem and Scout Finch with a knife to complete his revenge.
There was something about them, no matter how much they cussed and drank and gambled and chewed; no matter how undelectable they were, there was something about them that I instinctively liked. Aunt Alexandra is almost apologetic for Atticus, but Miss Maudie takes her to task, defending him. He is portrayed in the film by Paul Fix. They were originally from Clanton, Alabama; and are rumored to be Republicans. 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. While Tom Robinson is prejudged because of his color. Scout asked Walter Cunningham over for dinner because she felt bad for him.
Gilmer has a slight cast with one eye, which he uses to his advantage in trial. She comments on how she could not understand something at the time but now can appreciate it. Mrs Merriweather is part of the missionary circle, a group of Christian ladies in Maycomb dedicated to helping people in poorer countries. While Scout always hears her speak proper English, she is surprised to learn that Calpurnia does not do so at church, especially with the uneducated members of the congregation. Walter is invited over to the Finches' house once, after engaging in a fight with Scout, where he covers up all of his dinner with molasses, much to Scout's vocal dismay.
When Miss Maudie was angry her brevity was icy. Scout helps Calpurnia serve refreshments and tries to join the ladies in conversation. Her dying 'free' is her own deeply rooted belief in dying beholden to nothing and no one- so in the end she does triumph over her addiction represented by her parting gift to Jem. There was indeed a caste system in Maycomb, but to my mind it worked this way: the older citizens, the present generation of people who had lived side by side for years and years, were utterly predictable to one another: they took for granted attitudes, character shadings, even gestures, as having been repeated in each generation and refined by time. This is the cause of many conflicts between Scout and Alexandra throughout the course of the novel. Rumors are spread about these men because most of Maycomb is guilty of prejudice. Merriweather had sobered him up and made a reasonably useful citizen of him.
When I was very small, and if I had been very good during the day, Atticus would let me pump its bellows while he picked out a tune with one finger. She thinks her aunt is too conservative, harsh, and never supports other people. He comes to the first day of school, but departs just as everyone else in his family does. Dubose's camellia plants in a fit of anger,Atticus forces him to apologize. She also reminds him that her cam … elias cannot be detroyed unless he pull them up 'by the roots' - which is a metaphorical representation of racism: it needs to be rooted out fully not just glossed over.
It is implied, and evidence suggests, that he was the one who abused his daughter Mayella, not Tom Robinson the African American man accused of doing so. Through the uses of irony, sarcasm, and hypocrisy, Harper Lee implies that a majority of the people in the South are close-minded upon their political views, never-changing and strictly one-sided. X was the name he had been given when he was born because his parents marked his birth certificate with an X instead of a name. She is the closest thing to a mother that Scout and Jem have. Throughout the course of the book, Scout comes to a new understanding of human nature, societal expectations, and her own place in the world. Unlike Scout and Jem, Dill lacks the security of family support.
Crawford is one of the first on the scene after a loud gunshot is heard behind the Radley house. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes the effects of irony, sarcasm, and hypocrisy to criticize a variety of elements in Southern life. So maybe the efficiency as Maria says has diminished but the colored people are still trying the best they can to please the family they work for. He owns and also publishes The Maycomb Tribune. When Scout questions Jem about this dichotomy, he becomes very angry and tells Scout never to mention the trial again.