What three adjectives would you use to describe the following characters in To Kill a Mockingbird? Mrs. Dubose, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Dill, Jem, Scout, Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, Uncle Jack,...

What three adjectives would you use to describe the following characters in To Kill a Mockingbird? Mrs. Dubose, Miss Maudie Atkinson, Dill, Jem, Scout, Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, Uncle Jack, Francis, Tom Robinson.

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tinicraw eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Mrs. Dubose: She is an elderly morphine addict who has no tact because she is verbally abusive towards the Finch children in chapter 11. Atticus, however, says that she is brave because she dies only after freeing herself from her addiction.

Miss Maudie Atkinson: She is kind, down-to-earth, and a great example of what it means to be a lady. Not only is she a motherly figure for the Finch children, but she is also one who isn't afraid to be herself--no matter what any foot-washing Baptist has to say about her!

Dill: He may be young and small, but he is also very imaginative because he tells a great story about how he ran away from Meridian to Maycomb in chapter 14.

Jem: Jem has a fiery temper when pushed too far. He can also be bossy and arrogant towards his little sister at times. At the end of the day, though, he is a protector and defender of Scout because he is also a loving big brother.

Scout: This rambunctious little girl is naive when it comes to other people's behavior, but she can learn from her mistakes as she also learns and grows. This helps her to become wise and conscientious about the world and those around her.

Atticus: This man is the one to whom everyone looks to fight for what is right. He is patient with his children, but he is also a wise teacher and example of what a good and honest man looks like.

Aunt Alexandra: Upheld by archaic traditions, this woman is selfish, condescending, and self-righteous. She believes in maintaining the social hierarchy of Maycomb which subjugates blacks to white control.

Uncle Jack: He is Atticus's younger brother who never got married. He is inexperienced to the ways of parenting and fumbles during an episode between Scout and Francis. But he remains loyal to his niece when he does not reveal her secret to her father. Through this, he also proves to be kind and loving.

Francis: This boy is impressionable and gullible because he not only believes the racist comments he hears from his grandmother, but he passes the evil on through his own words and behavior. This makes him an ignorant troublemaker in Scout's life.

gmuss25 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a list of three adjectives to describe the following characters throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose: irritated, courageous, offensive
  • Miss Maudie Atkinson: friendly, positive, honest
  • Charles Baker "Dill" Harris: imaginative, curious, lonely
  • Jeremy "Jem" Finch: bossy, loyal, protective
  • Jean Louise "Scout" Finch: naive, rough, sensitive
  • Atticus Finch: moral, honest, genuine
  • Aunt Alexandra Hancock: proper, judgmental, authoritative
  • Uncle Jack Finch: funny, intelligent, bachelor
  • Francis Hancock: preppy, insensitive, vexatious 
  • Tom Robinson: innocent, helpful, reliable
  • Helen Robinson: sympathetic, troubled, worried
  • Calpurnia: savvy, respectful, hard-working
  • Miss Caroline: oblivious, sensitive, educated
  • Little Chuck Little: courageous, sincere, small
  • Burris Ewell: disrespectful, poor, dirty
  • Bob Ewell: alcoholic, widower, wicked
  • Mayella Ewell: pitiful, liar, lonely
  • Walter Cunningham Jr.: poor, respectful, shy
  • Dolphus Raymond: sneaky, understanding, rebellious
  • Reverend Sykes: intelligent, honorable, strict
  • Boo Radley: reclusive, caring, heroic
bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here is a list of three different adjectives for each of the following characters in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird:

MRS. HENRY LAFAYETTE DUBOSE.  Sympathetic, angry, frail 

MISS MAUDIE ATKINSON.  Neighborly, single, nurturing 

CHARLES BAKER "DILL" HARRIS.  Inquisitive, puny, imaginative

JEREMY ATTICUS "JEM" FINCH.  Athletic, sensitive, loyal

JEAN LOUISE "SCOUT" FINCH.  Bratty, intelligent, hot-tempered

ATTICUS FINCH.  Tall, distinguished, scholarly

AUNT ALEXANDRA HANCOCK.  Snobby, elitist, old-fashioned

UNCLE JACK FINCH.  Unmarried, professional, sincere

COUSIN FRANCIS HANCOCK.  Aggravating, unloved, irritating 

TOM ROBINSON.  Crippled, honest, soft-spoken

DOLPHUS RAYMOND.  Eccentric, humorous, concerned

CALPURNIA.  Strict, competent, nearsighted

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