An older and cantankerous neighbor who lives across the street from the Finches. He’s a portly man who whittles, though only to make himself toothpicks. Scout, Jem, and Dill find Mr. Avery fascinating since in the summers, he puts on a nightly show of sitting on his porch and sneezing—and one night, they caught him urinating an impressive distance off of his porch. Scout doesn’t like him much, but she takes him at his word that it’s written on the Rosetta Stone that Maycomb experiences bad weather when children misbehave. Despite being cantankerous, he’s one of the bravest men who fights the fire in Miss Maudie’s house.
Mr. Avery Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Avery appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the cold, arrives, and the hydrant bursts. Half-dressed men carry Miss Maudie’s furniture out and Mr. Avery has to climb out a second-story window. When the flames reach the second floor, men... (full context)
...and unbecoming, so Jem leads Dill and Scout outside. They see Miss Stephanie talking to Mr. Avery and Miss Maudie. Miss Maudie yells for Jem. Miss Stephanie starts asking why the children... (full context)