Writer Wednesday: To Kill a Mockingbird

Writer Wednesday

It’s time for “Writer Wednesday”, when I discuss another author and his or her book. For October’s posts, I will be discussing some seasonal classics.

What does To Kill a Mockingbird have to do with autumn or Halloween?

Firstly, there is the ham costume. Dressing up in costumes is one of the most fun elements of the holiday.

Second, and bigger, there’s the lesson on who the villain really is. With a character named Boo, it seems he will be the villain. But, if you finish reading To Kill a Mockingbird and still believe that Boo Radley really is the villain, then perhaps, the story should be read again.

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those books always appearing on the lists to be read and assigned in schools that warrants and deserves its place there. Atticus Finch and his timeless advice that “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” continues to ring true. Perhaps, the mockingbird really is in all of us and Harper Lee is warning us to preserve the best, truest part of humanity, in ourselves and in others through defending what is just.

My best to you all,

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