To Kill a Mockingbird

Miss Rachel Haverford Character Analysis

Dill’s aunt and the Finches’ next-door neighbor, with whom Dill comes to stay during the summer. She isn’t a major presence in Scout, Jem, and Dill’s lives, but she cares deeply for Dill and takes issue with their moral development when the children insist that they’ve been playing strip poker. She’s also a gossip and a friend of Miss Stephanie’s.
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Miss Rachel Haverford Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird

The timeline below shows where the character Miss Rachel Haverford appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...their summer playing on their block and, one morning, they find a boy sitting in Miss Rachel ’s collard patch. He introduces himself as Charles Baker Harris, or Dill, and announces that... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Atticus allows Jem and Scout to go sit by Miss Rachel ’s fish pool with Dill the night before he leaves. They look for Mr. Avery,... (full context)
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...poker, which the adults seem to buy. Scout has no idea what strip poker is. Miss Rachel shrieks about children gambling on her property and Atticus asks if the children were playing... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...a second-story window. When the flames reach the second floor, men hose down Atticus and Miss Rachel ’s houses next door. Scout frets while Atticus and Miss Maudie look unconcerned. (full context)
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Scout watches the Abbottsville fire truck arrive and spew water on her house and on Miss Rachel ’s. The “Absolute Morphodite” melts as men fight the fire in pajamas. Scout is frozen... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...they make him go back. Atticus assures him that he just wants to check with Miss Rachel if Dill can stay the night. Jem stands alone and says he had to tell. (full context)
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Dill eats and then survives Miss Rachel ’s scolding. She allows him to stay. Aunt Alexandra sends the children to bed and... (full context)
Chapter 22
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Dill arrives, eats Atticus’s breakfast, and says that Miss Rachel said that Atticus can bang his head against a wall if he wants to, but... (full context)
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Outside, Miss Stephanie and Mr. Avery are still talking. Miss Rachel heads toward them as Dill says he’s going to be a clown and laugh when... (full context)
Chapter 31
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...stands in front of the window and in her mind, watches Miss Stephanie gossip with Miss Rachel while Miss Maudie gardens and children scamper around. She can see children playing in the... (full context)