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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Ç 324 pages Ì Gwairsoft È ❰KINDLE❯ ✿ To Kill a Mockingbird Author Harper Lee – The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a 961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film also a classicCompassionate dramatic and deeply moving To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior to innocence and experience kindness and cruelty love and hatred humor and pathos Now With endless books and infinitely to be written in the future it is rare occasion that I take the time to reread a novel As women’s history month is upon us 2019 I have kept revising my monthly lineup to feature books by remarkable women across the spectrum Yet none of these nonfiction books pay homage to the writers of the books themselves Even with memoirs the prose focuses on the author’s achievements in her chosen field Last week a goodreads friend and I paid tribute to women authors in a daily literary journal In one of my friend’s posts she pointed out that as recently as 1960 the author of the most endearing of American novels had to use a masculinized version of her name in fear of not being published Nelle Harper Lee of Monroeville Alabama published To Kill a Mockingbird under her middle name so only those well read readers are aware of the author’s full name It is in this regard that I included Pulitzer and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Nelle Harper Lee in my Women’s History month lineup It is as auspicious of a time as any to reread one of America’s greatest novels When I was in ninth grade English class I read Harper Lee’s novel for the first time At age fourteen I was hardly a polished writer and struggled with many of the assignments Yet I do remember that the top essay in the class focused on the overarching theme of courage and how Harper Lee showed how each of the characters major and minor embodied this trait in the trying times associated with the novel It was courageous of a southern woman to write a novel with this subject matter prior to the passage of the civil rights act It is of little wonder to me looking back now that she chose to publish under a gender neutral name Perhaps she feared a lynch mob or being outcast in her home town It was a trying time as the federal government asserted itself against states still grieving from the war between the states and holding out as the last bulwarks of white superiority Harper Lee exhibited as much courage as the characters in her novel and rightfully was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her work As such being courageous starts from the top and works its way down to each and every character of this timeless work In 1930s rural Maycomb Alabama people were pretty much set in their way of life Town folk had received an education and worked as lawyers doctors bankers and businessmen The country folk may or may not have received an education because they had to work the fields and many were illiterate Even the majority of those educated white folk still saw themselves as superior to blacks and few if any had the audacity to take a black’s word over a white’s even if it were the correct moral thing to do Yet the crux of Lee’s novel is a court case threatening to disrupt this way of life having the town divide along both racial and moral lines and having each character step into others’ shoes and view the world from another’s perspective Maycomb at the time embodied many rural American cities isolated from progress as town set in its ways with few people who were willing to see the world from another perspective One man was however a lawyer named Atticus Finch who is among the most revered fictional characters ever created Even though this court case should not have been his his superiors selected Atticus to counsel a black defendant because they realized that he was the one man in Maycomb who had both the ability to empathize and the courage to do so His neighbor Mrs Maudie Atkinson noted that Atticus was the same man in the court house as he was at home and had nothing to fear A widower he instilled these values to his children Jeremy Atticus Jem and Jean Louise Scout from a young age passing a strong moral compass onto his children In addition to critiuing southern race relations Lee’s novel has endeared itself to children with the legend of Boo Radley Fro

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With over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literatu “Until I feared I would lose it I never loved to read One does not love breathing”p 20I love this book and this idea of reading being like breathing As Scout did I read early too and often Every night before bed I would read and still do I saw a Twilight Zone Episode once where the main character loved to read and only wanted to be left alone to do so After falling asleep in the vault of the bank where he worked he awoke to a post disaster world where only he was left He busily gathered together all the books he wanted to read all organized and stacked up Just as he chose one to start with his glasses fell and he stepped on them trying to find them It was terrible and I remember feeling horrified that this man would never get to read again Such a thought had never occurred to me This semester I had to get glasses myself after suffering migraines from reading I was so nervous at the eye doctor because the thought of not being able to read was too much for me Of course I only needed readers but when I ran across this uote I thought about how much like breathing reading is for me “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” p 87Never say die Fight the good fight no matter what I love the anti defeatist message in this uote Even though Atticus knows the deck is stacked against him he tries anyway He understands that sometimes you have to fight the un winnable fight just for the chance that you might win It makes me think that what he’s trying to teach his children is never to give up just because things look dim “before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience” p 120As Shakespeare said “To thine own self be true” That’s really all that matters At the end of the day when you lay down you have to know that you did the right things acted the right way and stayed true to yourself Again Atticus understands that the town is talking; he has to explain to his kids why he continues against the tide of popular thought He sums it up so well here“We never put back into the tree what we took out of it we had given him nothing and it made me sad”p 320 I love the sad way this uote sounds It is clearly the thoughts of a child for hadn’t Scout just given Boo his dignity as they were walking home? Hadn’t she and Jem given him children to care for and watch over? But she knows too even from her child’s perspective that they could never give him anything close to what he had given them—their lives It just sounds so beautifully sadWorks Cited Lee Harper To Kill a Mockingbird New York HarperCollins 2002 Print

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To Kill a MockingbirdThe unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1 Looking for a new book but don't want to commit? Check out my latest BooktTube Video One Done all about fabulous standalones Now that you know this one made the list check out the video to see the rest The Written Review If you haven't read this as an adult pick it up today I think there's just one kind of folks Folks I along with millions of other kids first read this in grade school And I along with those millions didn't really get the pointI remember thinking Well I already know discrimination is wrong I don't get why I have to read a book about it Oh Lordy if I could go back in timeRereading led to a unsurprisingly wholly different interpretation of this novel I am in awe of Harper Lee and what she's written How could I have so completely missed the point back in fifth grade? People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for We follow Jean Louise Scout Finch the daughter of Atticus Finch a prominent lawyer Scout narrates the great and terrible tragedies of her life namely the trial of Tom an upstanding colored man accused of raping a white woman Atticus is appointed to defend Tom and soon nearly the whole town turns against the Finch Family I wanted you to see what real courage is instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what Much like Scout I was simply too young to understand much of what was going on the first time through I tell you there were so so many moments this time through where the light bulb turned on and everything just clicked As you grow older you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man no matter who he is how rich he is or how fine a family he comes from that white man is trash My entire life I never truly understood why this was such a classic why people read it over and over and why this of all books is forced upon kids year after year I get it now And I'm disappointed that I hadn't reread it sooner Ps Sorry to my teachers for being such a sulky kid they sure picked a great one I was just so enthralled with reading other things that I didn't read this one as well as I should've Until I feared I would lose it I never loved to read One does not love breathing Audiobook CommentsExceptionally well read by Sissy Spacek I felt like I was in the story If you are itching for a reread pick up the audioYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading