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Boo put a blanket around the children to keep them warm. the children did not know who put the blanket on them until after the fire was out. Boo Radley is the killer of Bob Ewell. When the kids are walking home from the play, Bob Ewell tries to kill Scout and Jem. Boo jumps in and kills Bob with the kitchen knife. Tom Robinson Tom Robinson was a hard working young black man who was accused of raping Mayella. The court found him guilty and he was sentenced to death. In prison he tried to escape, but he failed. the guards shot him 17 times and he died. Heck Tate Reverend Sykes Sykes was a Negro minister of the black church. He thanked Jem and Scout at the black church about their father defending Tom Robinson. At the trial he help them get seats in the balcony at the trial. He also

saved their seats when Jem and Scout when home to eat their dinner. Scout Finch Scout is the narrator of the navel. Jean Louise Finch, whose nickname is Scout, is only five-and-a-half years old when the novel begins.Scout’s mother died when she was two and her dad does not know how to interact with his children. Scout has taught herself to read at an early age, and has a vocabulary equal to an adult. All the activities are threw the eyes of a five-year old and therefore they are expressed as an innocent child who does not understand some of the events she is talking about. Scout is very open-minded and accepts people as they are and nothing more or less. Throughout the novel we can see Scout change as the times go by. She becomes more understanding of the events around her.

Charles Baker Harris (Dill) Charles Baker Harris, known as Dill, is Jem and Scout’s first friend from outside Maycomb. Dill has white-blond hair and blue eyes. Dill has seen and done many things that Jem and Scout have not; he has even seen the movie Dracula. Dill also wants to get Boo out of his and he is on most of the plans to get him out. Aunt Alexander Aunt Alexander was a very proper women who came to live with the Finches because she thought that the children could use a women influence. She also takes care of the children during the time of the trial. Mrs. Dubose Mrs. Dubose was an old lady who lives down the street and screams nasty things at the children as they pass her house. She is hooked on morphine and when she tries to quit, she died. Mr. Gilmer Mr. Gilmer was

the prosecuting attorney at the trial. Bob Ewell Bob Ewell is an irresponsible and disgraceful father of a brood of children, who receives welfare checks and uses them for alcohol. At the end of the book, he is kill when he tries to kill Jem and Scout behind the school. Mayella Violet Ewell Mayella Violet Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping her. She takes him to trial and he is found guilty. Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham is an upright farmer who refuses to accept charity. His is very poor and his children go to the same school as Scout. He has brought up very caring children. Judge John Taylor Judge Taylor is the presiding judge at the trial. He permits smoking in his court room, but he does not smoke. He will sometimes chew on a whole cigar. he will keep chewing until the

whole thing has vanished. THEME: Prejudice The title of the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a key to some themes of the novel. The title is first explained in Chapter 10, at the time that Scout and Jem Finch have just received air rifles for Christmas. Atticus tells his children that it is a sin to shoot a mockingbird. Later Miss Maudie explains to the children what Atticus meant: Mockingbirds are harmless creatures who do nothing but sing for our enjoyment. Therefore, it is very wrong to harm them. It is easy to see that the “mockingbird” in this story is Tom Robinson–a harmless man who becomes a victim of racial prejudice. Like the mockingbird, Tom has never done wrong to anyone. Even the jurors who sentence him to death have nothing personal against him. They find him

guilty mostly because they feel that to take the word of a black man over two whites would threaten the system they live under, the system of segregation. Tom himself is guilty of nothing but being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is possible that the mockingbird of the title has more than one meaning. Today mockingbirds live in many northern states, but only a few decades ago mockingbirds lived principally in the southeastern United States. Like the mint julep or the song “Dixie,” the mockingbird symbolized the southern way of life–a culture that emphasized good manners, family background, and a relaxed, unhurried pace of living. Unfortunately, another aspect of this way of life was racial segregation, a system that had been tolerated for decades by many