This is Scout. She lives with her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus, along with Calpurnia, their maid. She is the youngest in the house. She is also very intelligent and curious.
"...she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than fate distaste." "I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers."
This is Jem. He is about 4 years older than Scout. He’s in the 5th grade. Jem is very brave as well as curious. He has a very protective nature.
"Scout, get away from there, come on!" "Don't worry, Scout. Our teacher says Miss Caroline's introducing a new way of teaching."
This is Dill. His pretty little for his age and he comes to Maycomb to live with his Aunt over the summer and leaves before school starts. He is very confident and definitely has an active imagination.
"Let's try to make him come out, I'd like to see what he looks like." "Yeah that's all, he'll probably come out after when he sees you in the yard, the Scout'n' me will jump on him and hold him down till we can tell him we ain't gonna hurt him."
This is Walter Cunningham. He is very polite and comes from a poor, farming family, who taught him to never take something that he can’t pay back.
"Reason I can't pass first grade, Mr. Finch, is I've had to stay out ever' spring an' help Papa with chopin', but there's another'n at the house now that's field size. " "Nome thank you ma'am."
This is Atticus. He is the father of Jem and Scout. He is very wise and has a lot of wisdom. He helps Scout and Jem with many problems in their lives.
"Not exactly. The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest." "I've no intention of getting rid of her, now or never. We couldn't operate a single day without Cal, have you ever thought of that? You think about how much Cal does for you, and you mind her, you hear?"
This is Calpurnia. She is the maid or caretaker and does so much for the Finches. She has taken care of the kids since they were babies. She’s very strict but she cares about the kids.
"There's some folks who don't eat like us, but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't. That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him. You hear?" "Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny, and don't let me catch you remarkin' on their ways like you was so high and mighty!"