Therefore I could say that Harper Lee is a genius. She has taught the people how to act, fight and over come prejudice no matter where it is or how is this being presented.
There are two parts of this book. First was the experience of growing up for the two children of Atticus Finch who were Jem and Scout. The second part was the case of Tom Robinson which was handled by Atticus Finch. And I believe that Atticus Finch was a great example of a noble man in Maycomb County. He didn’t see any difference between the white man and the colored man. He treated everyone equal even they were bad or good. He considered every wrong and right with his calm personality. He was really a great man in the story.
I thought this would bore all throughout the pages because this book belongs to Classic Literature and most especially it is an American Literature. But I was totally wrong because there were lots of lessons that I have came to realize and things that I was able to understand. I learned that no matter how hard that person is to you, you should treat him right. And also, you can’t really judge one person not until you stand on his shoes and walk around with it.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
“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. – Atticus Finch”
“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Book Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Review written on goodreads: June 10, 2012
Updated: December 08, 2013