Character Analysis in To Kill a Mockingbird One of the main themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the contemplation of human behavior. Atticus feels that the justice system should be color blind, and he defends Tom as an innocent man, not a man of color. Calpurnia's Role in To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia's significance in To Kill a Mockingbird is much greater than just cooking and cleaning for the Finch family. He famously utters, 'Et tu, Brute' and then dies. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. Calpurnia Pisonis was Julius Caesar's third and last wife. A soothsayer warns Caesar to 'beware the Ides of March' March 15.
Jem Jeremy Atticus Finch Scout's older brother who ages from 10 to 13 during the story. Gives Antony permission to speak at Caesar's funeral. After Caesar's death, Calpurnia never remarried. Lamar, Travis, and Sam Houston have a crush on her, but Callie is not one to keep a secret. As new are presented in Callie's life, she adjusts and , first with the her brother brings home, then with a marvelous new beverage called. Caesar tells Decius he is staying home and about Calpurnia's dream. I tell them I think about someone interesting - then I think about their favorite candy bar.
Also when Aunt Alexandra moves in she thinks that Calpurnia is useless now that she is there to take care of the children. In this society women have often been seen as objects or inferior humans through the eyes of their male counterparts. After the death of Atticus' wife, Calpurnia became a much more important fixture of the Finch household. I think one of the primary ideas the author was attempting to convey was that African Americans experienced significant struggles, internally and externally, during this particular period of time. What does she beg him to do? Marcus Brutus is an example of an honorable man; Caius Cassius, however, is not.
Through her interactions with him, Callie learns about natural history as well as her own potential and the coming changes in society. So, in my script, I included what happened to Tom as he walked back and forth to work every morning and his encounters with Mayella, as she continually requests him of his help. Her responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, and keeping the Finch children, Scout and Jem, in line. Robinson in court, despite what his friends and neighbors in Maycomb would say. Cecil Jacobs A schoolmate of the Finch children, he scares Jem and Scout on the way to the Halloween pageant. Meanwhile, Marc Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius Caesar come to power in Rome and they lead their own army to track down Brutus and Cassius.
A neighbor of the family, Miss Maudie Atkinson, had an aunt who taught Cal how to read from old law books. In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks. While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power. In the final century B. After all, it is the Ides of March which the soothsayer had warned Caesar about. Eula May The local telephone operator.
However, Caesar's friend Marc Antony is allowed to speak after Brutus, and Antony makes an impassioned speech which turns the crowd against the conspirators. Finally, Calpurnia acts as a foil to Caesar. Sheriff Heck Tate Maycomb's sheriff who accompanies Atticus to kill the mad dog and who delivers the news about Bob Ewell. She does this so that she knows Scout and Jem are close enough to hear her voice when she calls for them. Despite Brutus' respect for his wife, he still continues to withhold his secret. Atticus, being the children's father, tought his kids many moral lessons. He is most surprised by Brutus' betrayal.
Yet while Caesar may not be unduly power-hungry, he does possess his share of flaws. Atticus is one of the more prominent citizens in the town, but unlike others, he holds no racism or bigotry. When Aunt Alexandra went to school, self-doubt could not be found in any textbook, so she knew not if its meaning. The two that stood out boldly to me, however, were Atticus and Calpurnia. These words were spoken by Cassius, a character in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.
He always leads his children and others by example, he is not a coward, nor a hypocrite. Calpurnia always won, mainly because Atticus always took her side. Nevertheless, as the reader gets further into the novel, the more apparent it is that Calpurnia does far more than order and boss Scout around. Cal has a motherly instinct with the Finch children and she knows when something is wrong in their lives just like a mother. But Brutus's moral power is so great that it overpowers Cassius's practical judgment, to the failure of their cause.
He is one of the very few characters who never has to rethink his position on an issue. He tells her, 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. By this example he is also not racist. She was the perfect example and was the obvious one for me. Little does she know that there is a copy in her very own house in the personal library of her Granddaddy. Analysis of Major Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird Scout v.
Impulsive and unscrupulous, Cassius harbors no illusions about the way the political world works. Tom Robinson The black man who is accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell. Soon Callie is spending most of her time with Granddaddy, catching specimens of wildlife for his collection and learning about at his side. She represents the colonial mentality of Filipinos during the Spanish era. He gets Callie interested in Science which she immediately takes a liking to even though her mother doesn't approve.