To kill a mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird - oral



Each character in the story is unique, serving different purposes to the moral and plot.

Jean Finch is the narrator and main character of the story, introduced to the reader in the very first page. She is young, curious and she prefers to do things her own way. Jean can't tolerate well with criticism from others and she is often hotheaded.

Jem Finch is Jean's older brother. Growing throughout the novel, the reader experiences Jem's development. He transforms from a young daredevil into a young gentleman, becoming more responsible and dominant, inheriting his father's personalities.

Atticus Finch is the father of the two children. He is a gentleman. Atticus is relevant to the story as he fights as a lawyer for Tom Robinson, the black convict's freedom. Atticus believes in equality among the races and his attitude towards their treatment affects the thoughts of others.

Dill is a friend of Jem and Jean. He is the same age as them. Dill is affected greatly in the story by Atticus' speech.

Aunt Alexandra is the aunty of Jem and Jean, who is present for a lot of the story. Aunt Alexandra strongly follows traditional ways, and tries to integrate these traditional ladylike ways into Jean.

Calpurnia is the maid of the Finch house. Although Aunt Alexandra does not approve of her, Calpurnia acts as a mother to the two Finch children, raising them and teaching them to read.

Boo Radley is the man who lives next door to the Finch house, but the reader is not directly introduced to him until the end of the story. Boo Radley has been kept locked inside his house for years, which served as popular topic of conversation amongst children.


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