“Equal rights for all; special privileges for none”- Atticus Finch
Hello again, sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, university has got the better of me- way too many deadlines and reading to do!
But anyway, everyday on the train I read, I never used to in first year, however, I have come to love reading for pleasure again and it is my scape goat from university everyday.
Now Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is one of the classics, and thus you almost feel like you should read it to see what the fuss is all about and let me tell you, it doesn’t let you down.
I was skeptical about reading it, as I had intact read it before when I was a lot younger, but never really understood it. I’m not sure if its because I have an appreciation for something written in the past, that made me fall inlove with it or because I had gotten older.
Either way, it is a marvellous book and so is the sequel.
These two books central theme is based around justice and the fight for it during an era when civil rights and segregation was a predominant theme within America.
To Kill a Mockingbird, is special because it is written from a child’s perspective and Jean’s innocence and her belief in justice and equality is something that brings the book together.
However, Go set a Watchman, for me, was special, it really did relate to the father, daughter relationship and made me question my relationship with my father. Like Jean, my dad is my hero and therefore, in many respects I can relate to it.
Harper Lee, has a special way of writing, and she really is a divine author. I literally could not put these books down and they’ll forever be something I reach back too.
Love Kelly xx