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To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those completely unique and amazingly thoughtful books that has remained a relevant and beautiful piece of literature, and will remain that way for many years to come. This novel tackles real moral questions and you will finish the book having had a real glimpse into life in a less tolerant time.
This is the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer who defends a black man who has been accused of a crime he did not commit. Reading this now is quite shocking, because we live a significantly more tolerant time than when the book is set. Reading about people’s attitudes, not only to African-Americans at the time, but also those who defend them.
Harper Lee chose to have Atticus Finch’s 2 children (Scout and Jem Finch) be at the centre of the book, with the youngest, Scout being the narrator. This is a really pensive way to write this type of book, because it allows the readers to see such a truly saddening and real situation from the most innocent perspective. Children. To see how it affects the children, and how they come to view their father throughout the book, as he does something that everyone around them is telling them is wrong. There was no better way he could have written this book.
I can honestly say that this book made me cry, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It is so beautifully written and poignant. If you are thinking of reading this but aren’t sure, you should read it, because it will be one of the most satisfying reading experiences of your life.
Children are innocent. They learn what they are taught. They do what they see. They talk what they hear. They follow their elders. They follow the society. And, a father who wants to teach his children the difference between good and evil, a father who wants his children to love the good and kill the evil, a father who knows that his children will always have a part of him in them and so tries to be the person he wishes his children to be. But when the society strikes, all these ideals are gone with the wind. He wants his children not to be the evil of the world but there is not too much good left in the world we live in. And his children are also a part of the same world. All the lessons he has taught his children, will be in vain with his single wrong step. It is a challenge to him to save his children from the evils of the society. For that, first he will have to be at a good distance from these evils. The only thing that comes in the way of your children and what you want them to be, is the society we live in. The society leaves a great impact on the innocents. Most of the things we see in our childhood, are the things happening around us. It is the duty of the elders to make sure that the children absorb only the good from the society. But when you are living in a cruel world, it is far more difficult than it seems. In these situations, the only way to do this is that you become the person you wish your children to be. But the society is far more monstrous than you can imagine. Everyday is a battle between your ideals and the society which tries its best to destroy them. It is the only book that gives a detailed view of the above raised issues. This is the major theme that came to my mind when I started writing this review. Other than that there are many more themes attached to this classic novel, written Harper Lee, which I''ll discuss in a little while. Published in 1960, it has become a universal classic. Being taught to children all over the world because of its inspirational themes and its inspirational characters. Narrated by Scout Finch, daughter of lawyer Atticus Finch, the book was a critical and commercial success upon its release. And it is still impressing the audience worldwide and is still gathering acclaim I''ve read it 3 times by now. And I wouldn''t mind reading it again. With its sensitive themes, beautiful story and its instantly lovable characters, this book has become one of my favorites and I hope it will always be. (This might appear on Ciao)