To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Review – Timeless Lessons and Diverse Characters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is a classic piece of literature that has mesmerized me even after ten years of reading it for the first time. The story of this book is narrated through the eyes of Scout, a 6 years old girl who is living in the town of Maycomb. The main plot revolves around the court case if Tom Robinson who is a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus Finch who is father of Scout and the defense lawyer of Tom. The book portrays the themes of racial equality beautifully through the innocent and honest observations of Scout.

The writing style of Harper Lee is awesome with memorable characters and rich language. The lasting relevancy is a proof of Lee’s skill in tacking the eternal issues. It is quite imposing that the author has created a story easily that continues to resound with the readers. The aftermath of the trial has been explored very thoughtfully demonstrating the impact of Atticus’ actions on different races of people. Artticus has been depicted as a remarkable male who defies the stereotypes. He is very clever, polite and patient.

The book also introduces us with traditional female figures like Aunt Alexandra who want Scout to conform societal norms of femininity. On the other hand, Calpurnia and Miss Maudie break free from such conventions and they are shown as good individuals. This book is liked by the readers due to its various strengths but the depth as well as diversity of its characters make it more compelling. It not just only tackles racial prejudice as well as moral courage but it also challenges conservative gender norms. On a conclusive note we can say that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a must read book with memorable characters and a very powerful message that impresses the readers of all the ages.

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