Thursday, June 7, 2012

To Kill A Mocking Bird: All Time Favorite Book


to kill a mocking bird to kill a mocking bird1 To Kill a Mocking Bird is a novel by Harper Lee that have won a Pulitzer Prize. In honor of it’s 52nd year anniversary from it was first published in 1960.


Hey, I have a new entry in my blog, aside from travels,  I have come up to share with you some of the  books I have read, currently reading and my future readings whatever the case may be. This is the Book Trip.

My first debut book review entry is a novel I have grown attached to since I have read an excerpt that is Chapter 10 of this book way back when I was in high school and I was moved by the story that depicts humor, innocence, humility and compassion. This became a bestseller when it was first published in 1960. Most of you may wonder why would I make a book review about a novel that won a Pulitzer Prize. I really love this book and gives me positive insights that everyone deserves respect and trust to community that they belong to.



Summary:

It was a story narrated by a six year old girl, Scout Finch about the town of Maycomb Alabama and the racial injustice that rocks it.  Her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer, was assigned to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Even no direct evidence were proven at Tom’s trial, he was still convicted and was later on shot and killed while trying to escape from prison.

The story though is rich in content and values, the humor  and truthfulness makes you read it over and over again.



Worthwhile Quotes:

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” (Atticus)

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”(Miss Maudie)

Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.(Scout)



Personal Thoughts:


The book was published 52 years ago but still racial injustice, and discrimination is a problem even up to this date. Colors, religions, and even groups that we belong to still has discrimination.   From black or white, Asian or American or European, rich or poor,  country with superpower to 3rd world country. Has big difference when it comes to opportunity and priority.  Why is it still a big problem in a spherical world that suppose to be equal in almost everything? Perhaps it is in our own attitude and conscience as individuals will make a good difference.


Most of us judge a person based on our sentiments and not based on the evidence.