In "To Kill a Mockingbird," Aunt Alexandra, Atticus Finch's older sister, comes to stay with Atticus and the children so that Scout can have a "feminine influence." She takes over as the female head of the household and ... More »

In Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Aunt Alexandra comes to Maycomb to help her brother Atticus with the raising of his children, and she joins the town's local society by joining the ladies' social ci... More »

In Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," Aunt Alexandra is alarmed when Bob Ewell prowls around Judge Taylor's house, loses his job with the WPA and follows Helen Robinson as she goes to work. These events underscore Ewe... More »

Some common topics for study questions about the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" ask readers to analyze the trajectory of the relationship between Boo Radley and Scout and Jem, explain the symbolism and meaning of the mock... More »

It is not Jem, but his father, Atticus, who states in "To Kill a Mockingbird" that Mrs. Dubose is the most courageous person he ever knew. Atticus states this because he admires Mrs. Dubose for displaying courage by figh... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

In "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch is an unwavering defender of justice, a man who never loses his temper or treats people unfairly. He believes in turning the other cheek, and does not seek revenge against people... More »

The main conflict in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Atticus' decision to represent Tom Robinson after Bob Ewell accuses Tom of raping his daughter, Mayella. Atticus' two children, Scout and Jem, are taunted by other children... More »