Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird , - Coggle Diagram
Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird
Boo Radley was crazy.
"According to Miss Stephanie...As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities" (13).
Boo only came out at night.
"Jem said, 'he goes out...when it's pitch dark...I've seen his tracks in our back yard many a mornin', and one night I heard him scratching on the back screen, but he was gone time Atticus got there'" (16).
Boo looked like a monster.
"Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall...he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained...there was 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" (16).
Boo terrorized the neighborhood.
"'Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the night one time and saw him looking straight through the window at her'" (16).
He was seven and can read
"'I'm Charles Baker Harris...I can read'" (8).
Dill seemed "worldly to Jem and Scout"
"Dill had seen Dracula, a revelation that moved Jem to eye him...with respect" (9).
Dill was unlike the other kids in Maycomb
"Dill was a curiosity. He wore blue linen shorts that buttoned to his shirt, his hair was snow white and stuck to his head like duckfluff" (9).
Dill had a wild imagination.
"we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies" (10).
The Radley House
South of the Finch's house; sidewalk was beside the house (10)
House was low (sagging); once white (now slate-gray) with a deep front porch and green shutters ((10)
Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the porch; no sun reached the windows (10)
Fence was falling down and the lawn was never taken care of (10)
Maycomb school grounds joined the back of the lot; tall pecan trees dropped nuts in the schoolyard (11)
Shutters and doors were kept tightly shut at all times; house used to have screen doors, but no anymore (11-12)
The Radley Family History
The Radleys kept to themselves, even though they were "welcome anywhere in town"(11).
They didn't go to church.
Mrs. Radley didn't socialize with any of the other women in town.
Mr. Radley walked to town at the same time every day.
When Scout asks Jem what Mr. Radley does for a living, Jem tells her he "bought cotton".
This is a euphemism for doing nothing(11).
The Finch Family
Simon Finch, a fur-trapping pharmacist; owned Finch's Landing, the family homestead; also made money from cotton (4)
Atticus Finch - Scout's and Jim's father; a lawyer in Maycomb; related by blood or marriage to most everyone in town (5-6)
John Hale Finch - known as Uncle Jack; a doctor; 10 years younger than his brother, Atticus (5-6)
Scout's and Jem's mother; died when Scout was 2 years old; 15 years younger that Atticus (7)
Jem - Scout's brother; 4 years older than Scout (7)
Aunt Alexandra - Atticus' and Jack's sister; still lives on Finch's landing (the family homestead) (5)
Finch's cook and nanny to the children
Angles and bones; nearsighted; she squinted; wide and hard hand (like a bed slat) (6-7)
Kicked Scout out of kitchen; compared Scout to Jem; called Scout home when she wasn't ready to come (7)
When Scout and Calpurnia disagreed, Cal always took Atticus' side (7)
Maycomb is a rundown, "tired" old town in Alabama(6).
Rain turns the streets of Maycomb to "red slop"(6).
Grass grows on the sidewalks.
The courthouse "sagged" on the town square(6).
The days seemed long because people have no jobs, no money, and "nowhere to go"(6).