So we are at the end of the 50th Anniversary month for To Kill a Mockingbird and this will be my wrap up post.
If you had any TKAM post from this month, please leave a link in the comments.
My Review My first time reading this classic
Here is my discussion and thoughts:
What was your first impression while reading?
I had a hard time getting into it, then I started enjoying Scout and Atticus, they are my favourite characters for sure.
Who is your favourite character?
Atticus, high morals and listened to his kids, what an amazing role model in the book and for us.
Did you note a favourite scene, what was it about?
When it started snowing, the reactions and the building of the snowman, that was a priceless moment for me.
I love the gifts in the tree, I was heartbroken along with them when the hole was cemented up.
The way children where treated made me smile. What a great book discussion for a group on what children where allowed to hear then to all they are allowed to see and hear these days. We would have to live in a bubble, lol
Also childhood memories came from words like this being used - roly-poly and sayings 'Angel bright, life-in-death; get off the road, don't suck my breath' so adorable and cute.
Did you note a favourite quote, please share? Here are mine.
said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." pg 120
Everybody in Maycom , it seemed, had a Streak; a Drinking Streak, a Gambling Streak, a Mean Streak, a Funny Streak. pg. 147 (I had to smile with all the judgements in the book)
Court closing Remarks, the reason I believe this book is an amazing classic, it just speaks volumes - But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal - there is one human instituition that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. The institution, gentlemen, is a court. It can be the Supreme Court of the United States or the humblest J.P. court in the land, or this honorable court which you serve. Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal. pg. 233
If you had to come up with a different title for TKAM, what would it be?
The judgements stayed with me so I would choose - The Streaks of Maycom
So there you have it, Tea Time with Marce's thoughts on To Kill a Mockingbird. I gave it 4 stars, Great to the Last Drop.
Thanks for visiting Tea Time with Marce