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As you noted, though, it's a fuller depiction of the South than "racist people." Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 23/05/2011 12:00:01 AM
There is that element of society who, in Faulkner's words, "endured," but Lee's depiction of the region is honest and real enough to acknowledge this injustice without allowing it to dominate all aspects of the work.
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Nelle Harper Lee - 22/05/2011 06:28:11 PM 7077 Views
I reviewed it last year - 22/05/2011 07:45:48 PM 1288 Views
Huh. I seem to have missed that. - 22/05/2011 11:17:11 PM 1223 Views
As you noted, though, it's a fuller depiction of the South than "racist people." - 23/05/2011 12:00:01 AM 1229 Views
It's a beautiful, incredible book. - 22/05/2011 08:21:48 PM 1145 Views
Re: It's a beautiful, incredible book. - 22/05/2011 11:18:32 PM 1129 Views
Also - 22/05/2011 11:33:27 PM 1114 Views
Don't you think that, you know, too many people have read it already? - 23/05/2011 09:55:52 PM 1170 Views
Does that disqualify it? - 24/05/2011 01:49:54 PM 1146 Views
I don't know, if a lot of people want to have this book in a Book Club, I have no objections. - 24/05/2011 07:01:38 PM 1080 Views
Well, that's true. - 25/05/2011 01:20:54 PM 1180 Views
Loved that book. - 22/05/2011 09:07:16 PM 1112 Views
Re: Loved that book. - 22/05/2011 11:19:29 PM 1163 Views
A great book - 22/05/2011 09:13:12 PM 1162 Views
Re: A great book - 22/05/2011 11:20:02 PM 1126 Views
“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.” *NM* - 23/05/2011 12:03:34 AM 599 Views
Indeed. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:37:38 AM 577 Views
Bah. This seems like a lame book. It will never catch on. - 23/05/2011 01:31:10 AM 1248 Views
LOL *NM* - 23/05/2011 08:36:55 AM 557 Views
Hehehe. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:38:03 AM 638 Views
Um, there's already a rfilm version of this. - 23/05/2011 01:11:36 PM 996 Views
Suspect he knows that. *NM* - 23/05/2011 01:15:46 PM 592 Views
I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like this book. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:37:52 AM 565 Views
So it survives being taught in school? - 23/05/2011 09:39:18 AM 1050 Views
Yup. *NM* - 23/05/2011 02:47:17 PM 587 Views
I've met some, but it was a casualty of middle school English. *NM* - 23/05/2011 07:40:27 PM 511 Views
Thanks for the review. - 23/05/2011 10:07:46 PM 1277 Views
Re: Thanks for the review. - 24/05/2011 12:14:08 AM 1224 Views
Let me ask the politically incorrect questions, since no one else has. - 24/05/2011 03:14:50 AM 1322 Views
Hmm - 24/05/2011 10:22:50 AM 1233 Views
I think that's a fair point. - 24/05/2011 07:00:04 PM 1224 Views
Calpurnia is a stereotype too. - 24/05/2011 11:54:26 PM 1139 Views
The difference, at least in my recollection, is that Calpurnia is well-educated. - 25/05/2011 08:09:58 PM 1108 Views
Re: The difference, at least in my recollection, is that Calpurnia is well-educated. - 25/05/2011 10:59:26 PM 1164 Views
Yes. This. *NM* - 26/05/2011 04:56:48 AM 530 Views
I think there was at least once incident showing a racist black person - 24/05/2011 07:33:09 PM 1292 Views
Almost a non-incident - 24/05/2011 08:51:59 PM 1073 Views
I think it was written to accomplish a goal and it did that very well - 25/05/2011 04:08:17 PM 1151 Views
Given your introductory portion - 11/06/2011 01:28:40 AM 1147 Views
It just occurred to me - 11/06/2011 01:30:05 AM 996 Views
Re: It just occurred to me - 11/06/2011 11:36:21 AM 1092 Views
I have read both - 11/06/2011 11:35:11 AM 1031 Views
All of Twain's stuff is great - 13/06/2011 02:27:55 AM 1163 Views
Re: All of Twain's stuff is great - 13/06/2011 08:17:05 AM 1126 Views
And some poets - Tennyson and Yeats come to mind. *NM* - 13/06/2011 10:11:31 AM 539 Views
Keats? - 13/06/2011 10:14:58 AM 1027 Views
I have to say... - 13/06/2011 05:27:26 PM 1060 Views
Re: I have to say... - 13/06/2011 05:54:45 PM 1043 Views

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