Main Characters Analysis
1. Scout (Jean Louise Finch)
Jean Louise Finch is the main character and the narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her story starts when she is nearly 6 years old. This rebellious tomboy is depicted as having a fierce disposition – particularly to anyone who dares challenge her. However, she innately believes that people are naturally good. As such, she reacts to the novel’s terrible happenings without ever losing her hope in humanity.
2. Jem (Jeremy Finch)
Jem, Scout’s older brother, is almost 10 when the story begins. More reserved and quieter than his spirits, he still has exceptionally high expectations and standards for people. As such, he has a hard time resolving his feelings when people fail to meet most of his expectations.
3. Dill (Charles Baker Harris)
A bit older than Scout, Dill is friends with the Finch family. Diminutive in height, he is as adventurous as he is imaginative. Scout’s best friend, he initiates the first ever expedition to Radley house.
Since his family life isn’t ideal, he has a tendency to resort to escapism whenever he meets a hurdle. He also spends most summers at his aunt’s – right next door to the Finch’s.
4. Atticus Finch
Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus is a lawyer. Morally upright, he always deals fairly with everyone. He is sometimes depicted as being overly optimistic although he is sustained by his hope in mankind as well as his striving to do and be good.
Atticus lost his wife when Scout was young, leading him to rely on Calpurnia (his cook and housekeeper) to help him raise the children.
5. Boo Radley
Boo is a recluse. He got into a tussle with the police when he was younger and his strictly reclusive and religious parents have since resorted to keeping him indoors. A prisoner within his own home, he once stabbed his father