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BOOK ð To Kill a Mockingbird Ë Harper Lee Sucesso desde a sua publicação em O Sol é para todos de Harper Lee se mantém como um dos romances mais adorados em todo o mundo Acompanhando três anos da vida dos jovens Je 60 stars I know I am risking a serious “FILM AT 11” moment and a club upside the head from Captain Obvious for voicing this but nabbit dog I still think it needs to be saidTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of the BEST and MOST IMPORTANT American novels ever written Okay I said it and I will wait patiently while you get your DUHs and DERs out of the way and hang your “no shit” signs outside for Inspector HolmesOkay now given the gruntload of reviewsratings this book has I know I’m not the first person to wag my chin about how amazing it is Still I am going to chance coming off like that annoying dingleberry at the tail end of a huge porcelain party because I truly have a pile of love for this book Sorry for taking the metanalogy there just now but I promise no poop references for the rest of the review So if my review can bring a few people into the Atticus Finch Fan Club I will be just flush with happy On one level this book is a fairly straight forward coming of age story about life in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression It has a very slice of lifesaver warmth and simplicity to it that I think resonates with a lot of readers It certainly does with me and I think the adjective “charm” may have been invented to describe the novel Despite how easing flowing the narrative is this book is both extremely and deceptively powerful in its discussion of race tolerance and human decency Most importantly this book shows us by example the courage to stand all up in the grill of injustice and say “Not today Asshole Not on my watch” That is a lesson that I think we can never be reminded of too often When bad people do bad things to good people the rest of us good people need to sack up and be counted regardless of how scary it might be Easier said then done I know But at least that should be the standard to which we strive Atticus Fitch is the epitome of that standard He is the role model to end all role models and what is most impressive is that he comes across as such a REAL person There is no John WayneJack BauerDirty Harry cavalry charging BSD machismo about him Just a direct unflinching unrelenting willingness to always do what he thinks is right As Atticus’ daughter Scout puts it so well It was times like these when I thought my father who hated guns and had never been to any wars was the bravest man who ever lived I was to make something crystal before going on because it is an important part of my love of this story Notwithstanding this book's powerful powerful moral message it never onceevercomes off as preachy or heavy handed There is no lecture to be given here The only sermon we are privy to is the example of Atticus Finch and the simple yet unwavering strength and uiet decency of the man Even when asked by his daughter about the horrendous racism being displayed by the majority of the townsfolk during a critical point in the story Atticus responds with conviction but without They're certainly entitled to think that and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions but 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 This is a special story Oh and as a huge bonusit is also an absolute joy to read Lee’s prose is silky smooth and as cool as the other side of the pillow Read this book Read it with your children read it with your spouse read it by yourselfread it the bigoted assclown that you work with or see around the neighborhoodJust make sure you read it It is a timeless classic and one of the books that I consider a “life changer” 60 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATIONBONUS UOTE This is Scout talking to Atticus after getting to know someone she had previously be afraid of “ ‘When they finally saw him why he hadn’t done any of those things Atticus he was real nice ’ His hands were under my chin pulling up the cover tucking it around me ‘Most people are Scout when you finally see them’ He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room He would be there all night and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning”Emphasis added

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FREE PDF ☆ BOOK To Kill a Mockingbird È HARPER LEE ´ ❮Reading❯ ➺ To Kill a Mockingbird Author Harper Lee – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Sucesso desde a sua publicação em 1960 O Sol é para todos de Harper Lee se mantém como um dos romances mais adorados em todo o mundo Acompanhando três anos M e Scout Fincher numa terra de profundo preconceito racial a história é pontuada pelo caso de um homem negro injustamente acusado do estupro de uma garota branca numa peuena 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 From the time they were young Jem Scout and their summer friend Dill had courage to go to the Radley house trying to get Boo to come out even though all the other kids said the house was spooked Atticus told them to put a halt to these childish games and explained Boo Radley’s background to them The town claimed that Boo Radley was a ghost but perhaps the reason he did not leave the house is because he did not want to As the children grew older Atticus warned them that there would be darker times ahead and they would have to be courageous in the face of what people said to them behind their backs From the time Scout began school in first grade she inhibited Atticus’ ability to stand up for what was right Her teacher Miss Robinson was new to Maycomb and did not understand people’s ways Scout explained about the Cunninghams the Ewells as well as other families at a personal cost to herself As Scout grew older and was able to step into other people’s’ shoes she grew to understand differences between folks; however she and Jem realized that differences did not make the world distinctly black and white or right and wrong During an era when children were looked upon as unintelligent Scout and Jem were wise beyond their years and following in their father’s footsteps Harper Lee created strong archetypal characters and had each embody their own courage Each’s courage allowed Atticus to teach his children a life lesson that would endure for the rest of their lives The family’s neighbor Mrs Henry Lafayette DuBose demonstrates courage as she battles a final illness Third grade teacher Mrs Gates exhibits courage as she teaches Scout’s class about the rise of Nazism in Germany and th encourages her students to think for themselves about the differences between prejudices at home and abroad The African American characters all demonstrate strong courage as well The Finch’s housekeeper Calpurnia is a bridge between the white and black communities of Maycomb and does not hesitate to teach Scout and Jem life lessons as they arise The Reverend Sykes welcomes Jem and Scout into his congregation as though they were his own and invites them to sit in the colored balcony at time when segregation was still the law He risked a lynching and knew that the Finch family could possibly be labeled as negro lovers yet Reverend Sykes played a small role in proving that one’s skin color should not determine whether someone

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To Kill a MockingbirdCidade do Alabama To Kill ePUB #9734 Retrato fiel do terreno sulista norte americano no início dos anos foi eleito pelo americano Librarian Journal o melhor romance do século “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