Study Guide

To Kill a Mockingbird Characters

By Harper Lee

Jean Louise Finch (Scout)

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Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem)

Jem looks out for Scout and—okay, we'll say it—kind of bosses her around. He...

Atticus Finch

You know all those stereotypes about lawyers being nasty, money-grubbing people? Well, meet...

Calpurnia

Scout at first sees Calpurnia less as a human being than as a force of nature that she runs up...

Charles Baker Harris (Dill)

For Scout and Jem, summer means Dill, and Dill's imagination: "Thus we came to know Dill as a...

Arthur Radley (Boo)

If we take Jem's word for it, Boo is the kind of guy who, a century or so later, would probably...

Tom Robinson

Like Boo Radley, Tom Robinson isn't just an individual. He's also a litmus test for Maycomb's...

Mayella Ewell

Among the trash and cast-offs in the Ewell yard, there's one spot of beauty."Against the fence,...

Robert E. Lee Ewell

Bob Ewell is the current head of a family that has been "the disgrace of Maycomb for three...

Alexandra Hancock

Aunt Alexandra is so different from her easy-going brothers Atticus and Jack that Scout wonders...

Maudie Atkinson

Miss Maudie is part of the world where "fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank...

Heck Tate

Link Deas

At first, Mr. Deas seems to take the side of order over truth, like when he tells Atticus that he...

Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose

Boo may be the ghost of Scout's neighborhood, but Mrs. Dubose is the dragon. Scout introduces her...

Caroline Fisher

As an outsider to Maycomb (she comes from the strange and far-off land of northern Alabama), Miss...

John Hale Finch (Uncle Jack)

Jack is the fun uncle. You know, the one who brings you firecrackers and teaches you how to shoot...

Grace Merriweather

A heavily religious woman, Mrs. Grace Merriweather is "the most devout lady in Maycomb" (24.25)....

Reverend Sykes

As minister of First Purchase Church, Reverend Sykes is an authority figure in Maycomb's...

Judge John Taylor

Scout calls Judge Taylor "a sleepy old shark" (16.105), and it fits: he may seem out of it most...

Dolphus Raymond

Maycomb doesn't quite get Mr. Raymond. He's always drinking from a paper bag; he sits with the...

Braxton Bragg Underwood

Mr. Underwood shares his name with a famous typewriter brand—appropriate, since he runs...

Walter Cunningham Sr.

Mr. Cunningham is the father of Walter Cunningham, Scout's classmate. He's also a client of...

Walter Cunningham Jr.

Walter may be almost as old as Jem, but he's still in Scout's class at school. (In other words,...

Helen Robinson

As Tom's wife, Helen gets to share in the town's persecution of her husband. Fun! After his...

Miss Stephanie Crawford

As the town busybody, Miss Stephanie makes it her business to spread gossip, the meaner the...

Horace Gilmer

Mr. Gilmer is the prosecutor who faces off against Atticus in court. Scout thinks their rivalry...

Lula

Lula appears only once in the novel, but she makes it count. When Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout...

Nathan Radley

Boo's brother, Mr. Nathan takes the place of their father when he dies. But is he Boo's...