Atticus Finch Character

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To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee features the main characters of the Finch family, (Scout, Jem, and Atticus) the Radley family, (Boo and Nathan) Calpurnia, and Dill. Atticus is the father to brother and sister Jem and Scout. The names Scout and Jem are nicknames, Scout’s full name is Jean Louise Finch and Jem’s full name is Jeremy Atticus Finch. Calpurnia is the family’s cook and helps to watch Scout and Jem. Calpurnia also mentors the children for she taught Scout how to write. Scout, being 5 years old, is very intelligent, curious, and empathetic for her age and the story is told from her point of view. Jem who is 4 years older than Scout looks out for her and gets along well with his sister. Atticus is their father and he has raised the children for most of their life by himself with Calpurnia. Atticus’ wife died when Scout was two. Atticus is a lawyer which effects Scout and Jem causing them to better understand what goes on in their town . The Radley family is a very strange and closed off family compare to the rest of the town. Boo and Nathan Radley are brothers and live at home with their mother. Nathan came back to live with Boo and Mrs. Radley after Mr. Radley had passed. Boo Radley was described by Jem as a man with “a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.” Boo has a scary image and never seems to come outside of his house and takes a particular interest in

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