Chapter 1: in this chapter, readers are introduced to the main characters. Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch. readers see the family dynamic between father and children. This was described by scout (age 6) "Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment"(Lee 6). here we see that Atticus respects his children but is not a helicopter parent.