I don’t understand why people are acting so stupid when it comes to this whole Atticus issue.
Harper Lee was going to write GSaW, but her editor suggested writing a story about young Scout, and that’s how TKaM came about. Harper Lee pretty much rewrote Atticus for TKaM. Also TKaM is told by adult Scout, so it’s not that Scout saw her dad differently. GSaW is basically in a different universe
So please, stop with the dumbass comments. Atticus will always be the same.
“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.”
i get really emotional about mayella ewell from to kill a mockingbird like she had all these brothers and sisters to take care of because her dad was a dead beat drunk and she planted flowers in her backyard so she could have something nice in her shitty life and she was one of the only non-racist people in the entire town and tom robinson was the only one who was ever remotely nice to her and all she did was kiss him once and her dad beat her and forced her to stand trial against the ONLY person who was EVER remotely nice to her i can’t stress that enough this poor girl was alone her entire life with so much responsibility and ZERO support. when atticus calls her “miss mayella” she thinks he’s mocking her lIKE??? no one had ever treated her with respect she thinks he’s mocking her when he addresses her in a respectful manner and all the guys in my english class kept calling her a whore and i’m so eternally angry mayella deserved so much more she deserved 1000 super supportive fathers and a living mother and i just want to wrap her in blankets and give her a hug wEEPS INTO OBLIVION I LOVE MAYELLA VIOLET EWELL
Just a lil rant I can't get out anywhere else but here.
I hate it when people complain about to kill a mockingbird because its “racist”. If that’s what you got outta the book after reading it, you need to go back to first grade. The moral of the story is so obviously the opposite of that, and so many people are too deaf, dumb, and blind to realize that. It sickens me how people can pick up such an amazing, inspirational book and say, “Ew. How racist. I hate this.” That book has seriously given me such a new outlook on a lot of things and people. I understand if you don’t like it, but thinking its racist? You must’ve read the wrong book.
“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.”
Apart from the fact that he bought his young kids a gun, I think Atticus Finch is the best role model there ever was and I want to live life by his rules:
- Don´t beat people
- Don´t hate. Ever.
- Don´t be mean to someone for what someone else did
- Don´t judge on what someone did in a mob. People in a mob don´t think as people, they think as the mob and lose their sense for right and wrong
- Go to school
- If you want to dress like a boy, girl, you go dress like a boy. It´s your choice.
- Be nice, even if they are mean to you
- Always try to see things from their point of view first
- Don´t hate people for making wrong decisions, change takes time
- Some people have to deal with problems you don´t have, be nice to them.
- Some people don´t have the money for the help they seek. Help them anyway!
and most importantly:
- Never kill a mocking bird. It´s a sin to kill a mocking bird
Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.