To Kill a Mockingbird

Have you ever felt trapped in the double standards of those around you, felt like everyone you knew was hypocritical, and felt like you no longer knew what was right to believe? ? I used to be like that, and I still am, but at that point in my panic, I decided to read Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the first time. To be honest, I once intended to read this book just because it was… trendy, which means that for someone who loves to read, it would be impossible not to have read a classic like “To Kill a Mockingbird.” , that was the only time I had this “disease” that I hated so much, but it was an opportunity that led me to this wonderful book.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a story set in Alabama, a state of the United States, in the 20th century, Alabama is a state located in the southern United States, where racial segregation is severe. . And that is what makes this novel one of the literary classics of the time and, I think, an important literary work of modern literature. However, if there is only the issue of race, it is unlikely that “To Kill a Mockingbird” would be in its current position, but the work also expands its scope of mention when it also includes the whole world. broader issues such as society, types of evils, human morality, especially hypocrisy, injustices… All events in the work are described through the eyes of Jean Louse Finch, also known as Jean Louse Finch. is Scout Finch, a girl in her first year of elementary school and the daughter of Atticus Finch, a respected lawyer who has all the qualities of a man, a father, and a father. a lawyer, and above all a human being. Although the events are described by Scout Finch, it is easy to see that Atticus Finch is the central character of the work. I think, the reason why the author chooses to write his work from the perspective of a child is to bring readers the social issues around him in the most gentle way, the issues mentioned in the book. These works are all completely macro issues that even an adult with full understanding and awareness would find heavy and confusing, but with Scout’s narration, everything suddenly becomes light. much lighter, much more receptive, and much more reasonable. In addition, through Scout’s very sincere and emotional narration, we also see more clearly the character Atticus Finch. Attorney Atticus Finch has to say is one of the most curious and curious characters in the literary world, and at the same time the most confusing person I have ever had access to. In a society where people treat each other with a sometimes hypocritical intimacy, with ugly prejudices that plague their minds, Atticus seems to stand apart from all that. He used the gentlest methods to raise his two children, Scout and Jem Finch, strict but still tender, loving, tolerant; worried but never sought to ban or cut off dreams; patience and integrity – virtues we can easily see Scout and Jem have inherited. The lessons he teaches Scout and Jem about integrity, true morality, about accepting and loving others even when they’re not nice to you, about ignoring them even though they hate you but loving them. loving those who love you, is like denying the whole hypocrisy of the place where they live. And growing up with a black nanny and always being reminded by her father to be grateful to her, to love her, helped Scout and Jem learn to respect the difference of others whether it be the color of their skin or their thoughts. think, know how to recognize right and wrong, know how to love people, know justice, know understanding, and it is these things that will plant in the hearts and minds of children the seeds of hope. , pure, virtuous, and good-oriented.

However, Atticus Finch is only human, and he is not perfect. Because of the lessons he teaches Scout and Jem, there is one lesson that I really don’t like and don’t understand why he teaches his children like that. That’s when Jem was given an air gun, and Atticus told his son he could shoot as many blue jays as he wanted, but he couldn’t shoot a mockingbird, because it was a crime. That’s when I wonder, is it when people are too good, too moral, they will inadvertently develop immorality that they are not aware of?

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