Sunday, March 2, 2014

To Kill A Mockingbird Blog #3

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Classic / Historical Fiction

In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee it is common for children and teenagers to go outside as much as possible and read books when inside instead of going online all the time, and I really like this and would want it to appear more in present times because I love going outside and reading, and I think it would be nice if the rest of society did too. Scout, the main character, loves being around boys and doing boyish things because she feels she doesn't belong with other girls; she thinks it is boring. I think if Scout traveled to present day, 2014, she would find it extremely shocking and strange that most teenagers and children are on their laptops all day, and don't read much or go outside anymore because she doesn't even know computers exist, let alone sitting still doing nothing all day. I think, since Scout supports Negroes (the novel was set in the early 1900's, so racism was very common, and the word "negro" or "nigger" was used to describe black people) and most of society doesn't, she would find it truly amazing that today, most people are against racism, and she would feel relieved and accomplished because things eventually turned out the way she wanted them to; all people have equal rights and are treated equally. In the novel, men were considered much more valuable than women, and had much more rights, and I think that this is still somewhat present today, for example, if a man and a woman have the exact same job, the man will still earn more money, and men are still considered better businessmen, managers, and other high level jobs, which is not exactly the truth in my opinion.

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