To Kill a Mockingbird


Neighbors play a central role in small towns, and Maycomb is no exception. Choose TWO of Jem and Scout's neighbors that were influential. Please explain how each neighbor helped the brother and sister mature.

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There is of course the Radley place that is the fuel for all kinds of gossip, rumor and inuendo. The town has developed a mythic fiction about what goes on in the house and what, in particular, Boo Radley does.  As Scout matures, she understands Boo Radley better. There is also Maudie Atkinson. She is a kind, cheerful, and witty neighbor and trusted friend of Scout's, who also upholds a strong moral code and helps the children gain perspective on the events surrounding the trial. She also loves gardening.