To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Title: To Kill A Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publication: Grand Central Publishing Hachette Book Group
Format: Mass Paperback, 376 pages
Genre: Classic, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Bought
Purchase book at: Amazon; Book Depository

Synopsis: (From Goodreads)
Compassionate, 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. 

Having read this astounding book, it teaches us non racism and the law. How Mr. Finch managed to defend a black man in the court of law during segregation period was awe-inspiring and enlightening. The accused black man was innocent and Mr. Finch managed to prove that in court but with a majority of white people having the power to pass down judgment he was found guilty regardless of the substantial amount of evidence that was provided in court to prove his innocence. 

“There are just some kinds of men who—who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is a class literature that is enough for everybody to shut up. The things that happen to people us never really know. It was a melancholy little drama, woven from bits and scraps of gossip and neighborhood legend. It was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.  The book was written to talk not about miscarriages of justice, but was written so children could understand. 

  • Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice.
  • Jews have been persecuted since the beginning of history, even driven out of their own country. It’s one of the most terrible stories in history.
  • It’s not okay to hate anybody.
  • Summer is the best season.

I came to the conclusion that people were just peculiar, I withdrew from them, and never thought about them until I was forced to.


Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

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