(full name is Jean Louise Finch) Scout is a young girl who is the main character and narrator of the story.
(full name is Jeremy Finch) Jem is Scout’s older brother who is almost ten years old when the story begins.
Atticus is Scout and Jem’s father. He holds to absolute truth and morality throughout the book.
Boo is a reclusive man who lives close to the Finches.
(full name is Charles Baker Harris) Dill is a boy a little older than Scout who visits his Aunt Rachel in Maycomb each summer and becomes friends with Scout and Jem.
Tom is a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Calpurnia is a black woman who works for the Finches. She provides maternal nurturing and discipline for Scout and Jem.
As the sheriff of Maycomb County, Heck appears several times in the book and demonstrates the just side of the law.