CHARACTER NAME Who are they (What is their roll in Maycomb?) What are they like (physically/personality)? Use descriptive adjectives! What do they want? If you dont know, try to guess. Why is this character important to the story? Jem Finch Brother to Scout Finch; Son to Atticus Finch Young; athletic He wants to get Boo Radley to come out Helps Scout get through child hood. Scout Finch Sister to Jem Finch; Daughter to Atticus Finch Tom boy; short tempered Wants to be accepted the way she is She tells the story Atticus Finch Father of Jem and Scout; Important lawyer Has good morals; cares well for his children Wants the best for his children He teaches many people many life lessons Calpurnia The Finchs housekeeper African American Wants the Finch children to turn out right She is helpful to Atticus Finch and his children Dill Child from Meridian Mississippi; befriended by Finch children Adventurous He wants to get Boo Radley to come out He grows up and has a strong friendship with the Finch children Mr. Radley Finchs neighbor; Boos father Private, cruel Wants to teach his son a lesson He keeps Scout, Jem, and Dill thinking about what goes inside of the Radley house Boo Radley Mr. Radleys son Locked up inside his house To communicate with the Finch children Communicates with Jem and Scout; Saves their lives Miss Caroline Scouts school teacher Thinks of herself as important; frustrated with the children in her class Total attention and respect from her class She tries to tell Scout that Atticus needs to stop teaching her Walter Cunningham (and the Cunninghams in general) Walter is Scouts classmate; Poor; hardworking; kind To keep their pride and dignity. Walters father cleared the mob outside of the jailhouse; one of them was on the jury during the Tom Robinson trial and voted him innocent Miss Maudie Neighbor to the Finch family Nice to children; has a green thumb; good cook; outgoing People to enjoy her and her garden Acts as a role model for Scout Miss Stephanie Neighbor to the Finch family; Gossiper Wants to know everything She spreads news fast Aunt Alexandra Sister to Atticus Finch; Aunt to Jem and Scout Finch Self content; proud Scout to act more like a girl Helps Atticus maintain his children Cousin Francis Cousin to Scout and Jem Spoiled, provoking Total control Causes conflict between the family during Christmas time Mrs. Dubose An old lady whose house is passed by the Finch children on their way into town. Old, cranky women; morphine addict Wants to be free of her addiction to morphine Jem has to read for her as a punishment, and in the process of the reading and Mrs. Duboses death, Jem learns a lot Uncle Jack Uncle to Scout and Jem Finch; Brother to Atticus Finch. Kind man Wants Scout to stop cursing He helps settle Scout down when she is angry at Francis Dolphus Raymond White man who has mixed kids and is supposedly a drunk Pretender, kind For people to accept his lifestyle Helps Scout and Dill understand that some people just try to avoid the world Heck Tate Sheriff of Maycomb Kind; helpful to the Finch Family To keep everything in Maycomb going smoothly Convinces Atticus that Jem didnt kill Bob Ewell Bob (Robert Ewell) Father of Mayella Ewell and many other children Abusive; a drunk; white trash For Tom Robinson to be found guilty; Revenge on Atticus Finch and Judge Taylor His daughter was allegedly raped by Tom Robinson; he attacks Jem an Scout on their way home from the pageant Mayella Ewell Daughter of Bob Ewell Young; mixed-up; white trash People who care for her Accuses Tom Robinson of raping her; cannot keep her story straight in the courtroom Tom Robinson African American man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell Crippled; innocent; strong, To be found innocent for the crime he did not commit He is defended by Atticus Finch; supposedly raped Mayella Ewell. He is unfairly found guilty and is killed while trying to escape from prison. Miss Merriweather A teacher perfectionist Her pageant to be perfect Her pageant was a hit, although she still blamed Scout for ruining it.