To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Vocabulary
Benevolence - Noun. Desire to to do good to others; kindness
Placidly - Adjective. Pleasantly calm; peaceful
Cantankerous - Adjective. Disagreeable to deal with
Vapid - Adjective. Offering nothing that is challenging or stimulating
Obstreperous - Adjective. Noisy and difficult to control
Vehement - Adjective. Intensely emotional
Cordiality - Noun. Sincere kindness or affection; manners
Volition - Noun. The power of choosing; determination
Temerity - Noun. A reckless act
Repertoire - Noun. Accomplishments or set of skills
The cantankerous noise of the children was truly obstreperous. Temerit and vehement screaming was clear as day. Someone had to stop it. That’s when she came along; just in time to stop the screeching children. Her
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Scout is very observant, aware of the world around her, but still learning about the deep secrets the world offers. Scout also serves as a questioner in To Kill A Mockingbird, asking tenacious questions that certainly aren’t considered ‘politically correct’. In To Kill A Mockingbird Scout learns and takes in a lifetime worth of lectures during the three years To Kill A Mockingbird takes place. Although Scout is identified as the main character, there are two Scouts recognized in To Kill A Mockingbird: The six year old girl who’s experiencing the story, and the adult who’s telling the story. The adult Scout telling the story acknowledges that her father is remarkable but the six year old that is experiencing the story frequently complains that, “Our father didn’t do anything…” The change in perspective of how Scout sees her father really came through, as the young Scout sees her father as a boring old man while adult Scout realizes that her father has done exceptional things, such as taking on the Tom Robinson …show more content…
Miss Rachel Haverford's unambiguous southern dialect is evident when she tells Dill, “Do-o-o Jee-sus, Dill Harris! Gamblin’ by my fishpool? I’ll strip-poker you, sir!” The diction Miss Rachel Haverford uses is similar to most of the characters that appear in To Kill A Mockingbird, as the characters live in the south, in a small town known as Maycomb.
Jem and Scout both similar dialects since they both grew up in the south. When Jem tells Scout, “‘d ya see him, Scout? ‘d you see him just standing there?...’n all of a sudden he just relaxed all over…” after seeing Atticus take down a rabid dog, he is simply using the dialect southerners use. When Scout is asked if she thinks her father can’t do anything by Miss Maudie, Scout replies with “Nome”, a shortened version of ‘No, Ma’am’, used frequently in the southern states. These dictions can tell us a variety of traits that the character has - biases, whether they’re educated or not,

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