To Kill A Mockingbird Book Review

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Book Review on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is no doubt a classic, both in literature and cinematography. The book offers a powerful discussion of human morality and racism. Readers, especially those with a fondness for timeless novels, will definitely enjoy this outstanding combination of realistic and historical-fiction novel. It is beautifully written and immensely entertaining with representation in themes of prejudice and morality.
The book is set in the South during the Great Depression where racism was still thriving vigorously and it is centered around the Finch family: Scout, Jem and Atticus. The story starts with Scout and Jem going to school and playing around. Soon, the two try to get close
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Lee's revealing scenes were detail and characters were realistic and appealing. Although the book was published in the 60s, it still appeals to nowadays readers and relates to variety of topics. It is full of evocative dark and happy times while presenting so much meaning and symbolism effectively. There were plenty of life lessons we can learn from it. For example, Atticus doesn’t tell Scout and Jem what to say or what to do, instead he tells them to see things from another's point of view. Another valuable example is that Scout and Jem thought that Boo Radley was a monster because everyone was terrified of him, but he turns out to be the one saving Scout and Jem in the end. It clearly teaches us to be aware that unreasonable biases can have a significant effects on a person and not to judge people easily. The whole story is very thought-provoking. Since it brings up issues of race and fairness which still exist in our society today, it is still broadly relevant. A lot of students these days can relate to many of the lessons from the book, and racism is an obvious good one. Children will eventually become aware of this, and it is better for them to get to know about this kind of issues at school since it is a reliable place for students. To Kill a Mockingbird is as relevant today as it was in the…show more content…
My defense is that the book is supposed to make the reader uncomfortable since it’s on morality and racism. It informs the good and evil of the reality. It delivers powerful messages such as one should not judge by appearance and one should not hold prejudice against people. Not only that, the story delves into rights and wrongs in a figurative way. It highlights lots of great themes like conflict, coming of age and friendships. In addition, characters like Scout and Atticus were wonderful to read about and relatable to a lot of us. Through the use of specific point of view, the author has managed to create a feel of realistic portrayal of that time with the characters. It is a book which should be read in school or in adult life, without complete and utter absorption. It would be ironic to ban To kill a mockingbird especially in times like this. Students should read life lessons like theses and get beyond their worldview.
In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that elegantly speaks to the injustice of racial prejudice. The content of the book makes great lessons and it is well worth the time. Indeed, it surely is a book that should be read at least once in a
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