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How to Kill Mocking Bird Review

By Gabby-Hojilla Nov 07, 2013 386 Words
To Kill a Mockingbird Review
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” A quote from Harper Lee, To Kill A Moockingbird. “A classic literature but brilliant.” I thought. This elaborately textured novel, intertwined from the features of small-town life, successfully lets readers walk in the shoes of one fully comprehended character after another. There is an individual specific element that I admire which in my opinion, must have in every book, moral stories. A moral story provides knowledge on which is wrong or right. It also tends to make us a better person and makes us apprehend for our wrong-doings. The situations can be related to our everyday life. For example, When Mr. Ewell attacked Jem and Scout, Jem didn’t think twice on protecting Scout with all his might, now let us relate this to our lives, when a specific person is being bullied, don’t ignore him/her! Be a hero and stand up to bullies! Nevertheless, I do not regret reading the book since I learned a lot of new words, allusions, or idioms like ambled (vocabulary), Andrew Jackson (allusions), ‘acid tongue in her head’ (idioms) and many more. I also appreciated most of the characters’ personalities. “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.” explained Atticus to Scout. Let us take Atticus for an example, as one of the most prominent citizens in Maycomb during the Great Depression; he is caring, admirable, fights for justice and his beliefs. Let us look up to the characters as role models and strife to also become one. Harper Lee uses fiction to display what real courage is, not "a man with a gun in his hand" but "when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" although the comprehensive descriptions of the characteristics and habits of Maycomb County and its residents might appear a little needless yet the narrative was heart-warming and brings readers to a point of serenity where they tend towards the sense of calmness. This classic American literature is an irreplaceable one with characters that are unforgettable even when time goes by.

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