Atticus Finch is wonderful. She does this by saving up nickels to send her siblings to go get ice cream so that she can be alone with Tom. The book's two plots inch forward along parallel tracks, only converging near the end.
During the trial, when the courtroom was too packed for the children to find seats, Reverend Sykes lets the kids sit with him up in the colored balcony and even saves their seats for them.
When Atticus shoots the dog, his excellent marksmanship is revealed to Scout and Jem his nickname used to be One-Shot Finch. Avery[ edit ] The overweight Mr. When the novel was finally ready for publication, the author opted for the name "Harper Lee" on the cover, because she didn't want to be misidentified as "Nellie.
Maxwell Green[ edit ] Maxwell Green is the new lawyer in town. To this day, reading is a part of my life I am forever grateful to have discovered through this book. Their speculations thrive on the dehumanization perpetuated by their elders. Despite Atticus' skilled defense, the jury's racial prejudices lead them to find Tom guilty.
No one had heard of the author, who turned out to be—despite the mannish name of Harper Lee—a tall-ish southern white woman in slacks, a tucked-in button-down shirt with an open collar, flat shoes and a short hair-cut.
Tim Johnson[ edit ] Tim Johnson is a dog belonging to Harry Johnson a character in the book who is mentioned once but is never seen. His Academy Award -winning performance became an enduring part of cinema history.