Minor Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Minor Character Essay Minor Characters are forever the underdog of a story, they rarely get the credit that they deserve because minor characters are crucial to the story. Minor characters have different roles and responsibilities in stories and can be key factors in the plot and can even be placeholders in the background of a story to help with minor areas of a story. Minor characters are important to a story because they contribute to the story and help develop the main characters.

To Kill A Mockingbird involves many minor characters that are all important assets the the novel, each helpful with the message, tone, and development of characters. Scout and Jem grew up absent of a mother in their life, Calpurnia was their mother figure growing up. Although Calpurnia is the cook she does not hesitate to teach the children a lesson or two about respect or simple life lessons. Calpurnia teaches scout that she is no better than others, a lesson she will forever cherish, “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you disgracin’ ‘em if you can’t act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!”(ch 3. Pg 26-29) Calpurnia has a role as a loving mother that teaches Jem and Scout lessons of life
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The short story involves no main characters, just minors who all represent blue collar, patriotic, working citizens of their home, America. They are doing what they love and what will help their country, “Each singing what belongs to him or her and no one else”. Singing represents the citizens celebrating their freedom and and liberty in their country that they cherish and would be willing to die for. All the characters make up average citizens in America that work together for a greater cause and to better their America in the