However, there is still an uncomfortable parallel between the actions of Atticus and the sheriff in protecting Boo Radley, and that of the jurors in the Tom Robinson trial. Atticus is a lawyer who decides to defend an African-American man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping the white woman Mayella Ewell In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", there are two excellent examples of how parents can be a major influence on their children.
As one scholar writes, "To Kill a Mockingbird can be read as a feminist Bildungsroman, for Scout emerges from her childhood experiences with a clear sense of her place in her community and an awareness of her potential power as the woman she will one day be.
Shieldswho wrote the first book-length biography of Harper Lee, offers the reason for the novel's enduring popularity and impact is that "its lessons of human dignity and respect for others remain fundamental and universal". Having walked Boo home after he saves their lives, Scout stands on the Radley porch and considers the events of the previous three years from Boo's perspective.
To protect the anonymity of contributors, we've removed their names and personal information from the essays. The negative influences which Jem and Scout experience, including the racially charged case of Tom Robinson, lead the children to have a new, more experienced perspective on human nature Scout wants to be like a boy, because she likes to be active.
For example, Scout cannot understand why Aunt Alexandra refuses to let her consort with young Walter Cunningham.
Atticus holds up Mrs. The author, a criminal defence lawyer, studied a number of real-life trials similar to the Tom Robinson trial. However, he tells them that what he did was not truly brave. He was hidden until virtually forgotten; he died in