Helen Robinson

*Helen is a struggling single mother after her husband was tragically shot whilst trying to escape from prison

*She is given assistance from the local church however has no stable income to support her family

*Helen is judged by people in the white and African American communities, because of her husband being accused of a crime as well as her ability to support her family.

*After the arrest and persecution ofher husband Tom, Helen finds it difficult to find work to support her family.

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*Bob Ewell gives Helen a large amount of trouble when she walks to work each day

Quotes:

When Helen hears of Tom’s death, she is devastated... “she just fell down in the dirt, like a giant with a big foot just came along and stepped on her”-Dil10 Words to describe Helen:



Persistent

Struggling

Grieving

Strong

Hardworking

Withdrawn

Letdown

Angry

Victim

Scared


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