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Monday, June 18, 2012

book review: to kill a mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
one of the america's classics. to kill a mockingbird by harper lee is an outstanding story in a point of a 8 year old view along with her brother's and also her father's and people around them.
considering that the book is classic, the wording are a bit classic yet told by an 8 year-old point of view, it wasn't that hard to understand.
this piece of work is controversional; with the theme of racism being the main center of it. the book also deal with the theme of violence and alienation. 
this book told how atticus (scout and jem's father), a lawyer, defended a black man in the court. it was a risky decision, to represent a black man in court during that time. and during the time the kids learn what is the meaning of humanity, folks and also rasism.
as children they view people as people. (dill cried when he saw injustice for the black man, tom robinson in court) the injustice was in plain view that everyone saw it, yet few people do something about it.
when tom robinson was charged guilty to the crime that he didn't commit, the kids were both saddened and angry. 

this is a great book, no doubt about it. i highly recommended this.

“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.” 
― Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird