Scout, Atticus, and Boo is a very enlightening book that shares opinions,
ideas, and overall feeling of the Harper Lee novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The
collection of readers, writers, actors and actresses, television personalities, and
other critics show a wide range of how the book was a part of each and everyone of
their lives. To Kill a Mockingbird leaves an impact on anyone who has opened the pages
and started the journey with Scout Finch leading the way. It is timeless and world
famous, the book made a huge impact on the 1960's and continues to resurface into parts
Mary Badham was later nominated for best supporting actress but lost it to Patty Duke,
the actress who played Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. Mary stayed in contact with
Gregory Peck for the rest of his life and considered him close to her like a father.
For me the most eye opening of the interviews was Diane Mcwhorther's. Diane
said her first time seeing the movie was a terrible experience. She knew of the
controversy of the story when she went but she forced herself to fight back the tears
when Tom Robinson was shot. The was feeling the conflict from what she was raised to
believe and what she knew was right. The story is so powerful in that way of showing
the lack of justice in the 1930's. She wondered what her father would think of her
crying for a black man, it is amazing how far we have come to segregation and this
interview shows that in a very vivid way.
Scout, Atticus, and Boo really helped me appreciate the novel To Kill a
Mockingbird more than I originally did. This book has every element of family,
friends, and society blended in a simple elegant way. To Kill a Mockingbird is
a story of love in the most essential meaning of the word, love and hate are what fuels
the novel it is what bindes the pages together there is love on every page in invisible
everyday way we all express.