The To Kill a Mockingbird Review quiz: 50 questions by Robert Sterner
To Kill a Mockingbird
As a character, Atticus is even-handed throughout the story. He is one of the very few characters who never has to rethink his position on an issue. He uses all these instances as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem. Scout says that "'Do you really think so? Atticus uses this approach not only with his children, but with all of Maycomb. And yet, for all of his mature treatment of Jem and Scout, he patiently recognizes that they are children and that they will make childish mistakes and assumptions. Ironically, Atticus' one insecurity seems to be in the child-rearing department, and he often defends his ideas about raising children to those more experienced and more traditional.
This guide is written for teachers and students who are studying Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The guide is written specifically for students in the UK, but I hope it may be helpful to users from other parts of the world. To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in It won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and was adapted for the cinema, winning Oscars Academy Awards for the script and for Gregory Peck best actor in a leading role , who played Atticus. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama, which may be the model for the fictional Maycomb. She has not written any more novels but her neighbour Truman Capote, has become one of the most distinguished of modern prose writers in the USA.