Main Characters in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Main Characters

The main characters of this book are Scout which is the narrator, her father (Atticus), her brother (Jem), her friend Dill. A few other characters are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Bob Ewell. Scout is the narrator of the story and she is telling the story from the past point of view. She started talking about the summer when she first met Dill and they went on adventures with her older brother Jem. Scout is only eight years old at the time, and she is an innocent who has never been exposed to evil and hatred. She learns different morals from Atticus. Scout and Jem never found any form evil in anyone because they were taught by their father that there was good in everyone. Scout is a tomboy and she is not like the average little girl in Maycomb County. Being a tomboy makes her different, and she does not care what anyone thinks. She has no fear of fighting the boys and she has social problems at some points in the story. She does not know when to keep her mouth shut and when to stop asking questions, but that makes her character significant. She is also very smart for her age. She learned to read before she started school, and when her teacher found out she told her to forget everything she learned.

Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb and is respected by all of the citizens. He finds good in everyone and he teaches his children the difference between justice and cruelty. He is committed to equality to every one of all races, so he agrees to defend Tom Robinson (a black man) who was accused of raping a white woman. After the town finds out what he ahs agreed to do, he is the scorn of the community and his family gets treated differently. The kids at school abuses Scout and she does not know why, because she is still young and does not really understand what is all happening. Jem is and eight year old boy who is just like any other in the county. He dreams of growing up and playing football, and never turns down any dare.
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