To Kill a Mockingbird - Character Notes

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Mrs Dubose:
Pg. 119  physical description
Mostly in chapter 11
Jem and Scout pass her house and she stirs them up about Atticus defending Tom Robinson. Jem ruins every camellia in her garden, and then both are forced to read to her. Morphine addict. Independent, strong willed, courageous, old fashioned, lonely, cantankerous, contrary, prejudice Helps Jem and Scout to discover real courage, pg. 124

Gained self-control  important
Fear and ignorance driven people to misunderstand Mrs. Dubose Mayella Ewell:
Pg. 197  physical description
Fragile, confused, nervous, unintelligent
Attended the court case, was raped by her dad, case was blamed on Tom Robinson. Pg. 190 – 199 quotes on and about.
Aunt Alexandra:
Pg. 141  physical description
Harsh, old fashioned, bossy, old, opinionated, honest, over powering, protective, strict She wanted to change Scout into a ‘proper lady’, determined to make a better difference than Calpurnia. Created more problems than solutions. Didn’t have respect for Calpurnia. Pg. 145, 140  quotes from Aunt Alexandra

Chapter 12  Calpurnia took scout and jem to black church
Chapter 24  Aunt Alexandra has tea party. Racism is displayed Calpurnia:
Pg. 6  physical description
Key role is to give guidance to Scout and Jem, shows them the black community Strong willed, authoritive, responsible, wise, caring, understanding, smart, kind, protective Been with them ever since Jem was born, pg. 6

Pg. 32, 139, 138,
Heck Tate:
Sheriff of Maycomb County
Pg. 104  Physical description
Over powering, tall, thin, wealthy,
Chapter 10, mad dog shooting
Has to arrest Tom, is involved in the court case, Heck Tate defends Jem and Boo from being accused of Bob Ewell’s death Pg. 300 - 304, quotes from Heck Tate
Bob Ewell:
Pg. 147  physical description
Involved in the trial against Tom Robinson, rapes his daughter, attacks Jem and Scout Arrogant man, human trash, disgrace, spends welfare money on alcohol, children go hungry,...
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