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Ch 2: To Kill a Mockingbird Characters

About This Chapter

The To Kill a Mockingbird Characters chapter of this To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the characters of this novel in depth. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential information about the characters of ''To Kill a Mockingbird.''

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering To Kill a Mockingbird character material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this novel's characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning American literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the To Kill a Mockingbird Characters chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the To Kill a Mockingbird Characters chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the individuals portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird for a standard American Literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Traits, quotes and closing argument of Atticus Finch
  • The characters of Scout and Jem Finch
  • A description of Dill Harris
  • An analysis of Bob & Mayella Ewell
  • Calpurnia's character, important traits and quotes
  • A character analysis of Boo Radley
  • Tom Robinson's traits, trial and death
  • Quotes from Miss Maudie Atkinson and Aunt Alexandra

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: To Kill a Mockingbird Characters
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Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

1. Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

Atticus Finch, a protagonist in the famous Harper Lee novel ''To Kill a Mockingbird,'' is a level-headed man who faces challenges in his profession, family, and town. This lesson will help provide you with a better understanding of Atticus Finch, a man of great wisdom and character.

Atticus Finch's Closing Argument in To Kill a Mockingbird

2. Atticus Finch's Closing Argument in To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch concludes his defense of Tom Robinson by asking the jury to set aside racial prejudice and consider what likely occurred between Tom and Mayella Ewell. Mayella has violated a societal norm by kissing a black man, and she is lying to hide the truth, Atticus says.

Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

3. Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

In this lesson, meet Scout Finch, narrator of ''To Kill a Mockingbird''. Scout is a likable six-year-old tomboy who is busy learning about life and injustice in a small Southern town in the 1930s.

Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

4. Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

Jeremy Atticus Finch, Jr., or Jem, is growing into an adolescent in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Jem is brave and curious, has a protective nature, and comes to understand his own sense of morality.

Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

5. Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

Who is Boo Radley? Is he a man or a monster? Why does he stay inside all day? These are just a few of the questions that Scout and Jem Finch ask in To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson explores and analyzes the mysterious Boo Radley.

Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

6. Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

This lesson focuses on Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch acts as Tom's defense attorney in a trial that comprises the pivotal scene in the novel.

Tom Robinson's Trial & Death in To Kill a Mockingbird

7. Tom Robinson's Trial & Death in To Kill a Mockingbird

The law says we are all innocent until proven guilty, but in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, the presumption of innocence is masked by racism. In this lesson we will review Tom Robinson's trial in ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' and analyze the circumstances surrounding his death.

Dill Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird: Description & Quotes

8. Dill Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird: Description & Quotes

Charles Baker Harris. It's a very long name for such a short little guy, so it makes more sense to call him Dill. Read on to learn more about Dill Harris, one of the most endearing characters in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Bob & Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

9. Bob & Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes

If you've read ''To Kill a Mockingbird', you know that the Ewell family of Maycomb County is a no-good, dirty bunch. This lesson explores the ins and outs of Bob and Mayella Ewell and their role in the novel.

Miss Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird: Description & Quotes

10. Miss Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird: Description & Quotes

Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' features numerous characters that light up the tiny town of Maycomb, Alabama, but few are as memorable as Miss Maudie Atkinson. This lesson explores Miss Maudie's character with a few choice quotes.

Aunt Alexandra in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character Analysis & Quotes

11. Aunt Alexandra in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character Analysis & Quotes

She's bossy. She's proper. She's the picture of a perfect Southern lady. She's Aunt Alexandra. This lesson explores and analyzes the character of Aunt Alexandra in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

12. Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Traits & Quotes

Few characters in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' are as memorable as Calpurnia. This lesson explores Calpurnia's character, traits, and her role in this novel.

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