the book's effectiveness is that it "inspires hope in the midst of chaos and confusion" and by using racial epithets portrays the reality of the times in which it was set. To Kill a Mockingbird Endearing, enduring at 50 years". The theme of racial injustice appears symbolically in the novel as well. She's someone who has made a difference. 96 Literary critic Rosemary Goring in Scotland's The Herald notes the connections between Lee and Jane Austen, stating the book's central theme, that "one's moral convictions are worth fighting for, even at the risk of being reviled" is eloquently discussed. She is so distracted and embarrassed that she prefers to go home in her ham costume, which saves her life.
"Harper Lee Can Take a Place at the Bar The Birmingham News (March 17, 2008). Scout then goes back home to Atticus and stays up with him for a while in Jem's room. Retrieved on February 13, 2008. 125 A Canadian language arts consultant found that the novel resonated well with white students, but that black students found it "demoralizing". Americas favourite novel still vital after 50 years, The Herald (Glasgow). Get The Assistance You Need! "Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird ' Keeps Getting Banned". 69 In a statement that both foreshadows Atticus' motivation for defending Tom Robinson and describes Mrs. It's interesting that all the folks that are buying it don't know they're reading a child's book. 40 When Atticus is out of town, Jem locks a Sunday school classmate in the church basement with the furnace during a game of Shadrach. 41 Scout falls asleep during the Halloween pageant and makes a tardy entrance onstage, causing the audience to laugh uproariously.