Flashcards in TKAM Deck (18)
Protagonist, tomboy, narrator, intelligent, curious
Scout, Jem's father, lawyer, widower, dry sense of humour, nice, hero
Polite, typical southern boy, intelligent, friends with Dill
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)
Nanny of Scout and Jem, black, stern, takes kids to black church
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
Atticus's sister, teaches Scout how to be a "lady", perfect southern lady, not very liked by Jem and Scout when she first arrives
White, abused by her father (Bob Ewell), wrongly accuses Tom Robinson of rape, has many siblings, lonely, and unhappy
Drunk, abuses Mayella, member of Maycomb's poorest and least respected family, dies, attacts Scout and Jem
Mr. Walter Cunningham
Poor farmer, has a son, part of mob that tries to lynch Tom
Son of Sr., Scouts classmate, Scout fights him, Jem tells her to stop and invites him over for dinner
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
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
Theme: Moral Education
Scout and Jem learn more about morals rather than academic story in the story.
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.
Many people in Maycomb are very racist see black community below Ewell's.
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.