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Scout

Protagonist, tomboy, narrator, intelligent, curious

2

Atticus

Scout, Jem's father, lawyer, widower, dry sense of humour, nice, hero

3

Jem's

Polite, typical southern boy, intelligent, friends with Dill

4

Arthur Radley

Never leaves his house, mysterious, people make rumours (he tried to stab his dad allegedly), one of the novel's mockingbird (good and innocent person hurt by the evil of mankind)

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Calpurnia

Nanny of Scout and Jem, black, stern, takes kids to black church

6

Dill

Jem and Scout's friend, only comes in the Summer, imaginative and weird kid, helps Jem and Scout see Boo, likes Scout, represents childhood innocence

7

Aunt Alexandria

Atticus's sister, teaches Scout how to be a "lady", perfect southern lady, not very liked by Jem and Scout when she first arrives

8

Mayella Ewell

White, abused by her father (Bob Ewell), wrongly accuses Tom Robinson of rape, has many siblings, lonely, and unhappy

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Bob Ewell

Drunk, abuses Mayella, member of Maycomb's poorest and least respected family, dies, attacts Scout and Jem

10

Mr. Walter Cunningham

Poor farmer, has a son, part of mob that tries to lynch Tom

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Walter Cunningham

Son of Sr., Scouts classmate, Scout fights him, Jem tells her to stop and invites him over for dinner

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Tom Robinson

The black worker accused of rape, innocent, Atticus defends him, dies in jail at end of novel (Shot by guards), symbol of a mockingbird (somebody that is innocent and good but is destroyed by the evil of mankind

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Theme: Good vs Evil

Moral nature of human beings (Whether people are good or evil)
-dramatizing scout and jem's childhood innocence perspective to an adult perspective where they see more evil and must learn it more
-tom robinson
-boo radley

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Theme: Moral Education

Scout and Jem learn more about morals rather than academic story in the story.

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Theme: Social Inequality

Finches near top of social ladder, most of townspeople beneath them, Cunningham's below, Ewell's even lower. Black people even below Ewell's.

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Theme: Racism

Many people in Maycomb are very racist see black community below Ewell's.

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Theme: Coming of age/growing up

Plotline follows Scout and the way she grows up. Scout is a child and matures and takes Atticus's moral ideas by the end of the novel.

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Life Lessons from TKAM

-Put yourself into other shoes
-Never judge a book by its cover
-Atticus never sugar coated stuff
-Don't destroy what is beautiful (Atticus taught his kids to never kill a Mockingbird)
-Never lose your respect for others
-People are people
-Courage is not physical, but also mental
-Part of growing up is learning about society but not necessarily accepting it