Walter Cunningham’s father. A year before the novel begins, Atticus helps Mr. Cunningham with some legal issues, and as a Cunningham, Mr. Cunningham is unable to pay Atticus with money. Instead, he pays with foodstuffs and firewood. Atticus thus insists that although Cunninghams may be poor, they’re honorable. Later, he’s part of the mob that tries to antagonize Atticus for taking on Tom Robinson’s court case, but shamefully retreats after Scout asks him about Walter.
Mr. Cunningham Character Timeline in To Kill a Mockingbird
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Cunningham appears in To Kill a Mockingbird. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...man in the groin. The men mutter. Scout looks for a friendly face and recognizes Mr. Cunningham . She asks about his entailment and about Walter, which makes him look uncomfortable. Remembering... (full context)