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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 6924 Views
I reviewed it last year - 22/05/2011 07:45:48 PM 1212 Views
Huh. I seem to have missed that. - 22/05/2011 11:17:11 PM 1159 Views
As you noted, though, it's a fuller depiction of the South than "racist people." - 23/05/2011 12:00:01 AM 1160 Views
It's a beautiful, incredible book. - 22/05/2011 08:21:48 PM 1073 Views
Re: It's a beautiful, incredible book. - 22/05/2011 11:18:32 PM 1054 Views
Also - 22/05/2011 11:33:27 PM 1047 Views
Don't you think that, you know, too many people have read it already? - 23/05/2011 09:55:52 PM 1107 Views
Does that disqualify it? - 24/05/2011 01:49:54 PM 1057 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 1019 Views
Well, that's true. - 25/05/2011 01:20:54 PM 1113 Views
Loved that book. - 22/05/2011 09:07:16 PM 1039 Views
Re: Loved that book. - 22/05/2011 11:19:29 PM 1097 Views
A great book - 22/05/2011 09:13:12 PM 1100 Views
Re: A great book - 22/05/2011 11:20:02 PM 1061 Views
“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.” *NM* - 23/05/2011 12:03:34 AM 562 Views
Indeed. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:37:38 AM 540 Views
Bah. This seems like a lame book. It will never catch on. - 23/05/2011 01:31:10 AM 1186 Views
LOL *NM* - 23/05/2011 08:36:55 AM 519 Views
Hehehe. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:38:03 AM 604 Views
Um, there's already a rfilm version of this. - 23/05/2011 01:11:36 PM 932 Views
Suspect he knows that. *NM* - 23/05/2011 01:15:46 PM 564 Views
I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like this book. *NM* - 23/05/2011 09:37:52 AM 531 Views
So it survives being taught in school? - 23/05/2011 09:39:18 AM 977 Views
Yup. *NM* - 23/05/2011 02:47:17 PM 552 Views
I've met some, but it was a casualty of middle school English. *NM* - 23/05/2011 07:40:27 PM 477 Views
Thanks for the review. - 23/05/2011 10:07:46 PM 1210 Views
Re: Thanks for the review. - 24/05/2011 12:14:08 AM 1163 Views
Let me ask the politically incorrect questions, since no one else has. - 24/05/2011 03:14:50 AM 1258 Views
Hmm - 24/05/2011 10:22:50 AM 1171 Views
I think that's a fair point. - 24/05/2011 07:00:04 PM 1146 Views
Calpurnia is a stereotype too. - 24/05/2011 11:54:26 PM 1068 Views
The difference, at least in my recollection, is that Calpurnia is well-educated. - 25/05/2011 08:09:58 PM 1041 Views
Re: The difference, at least in my recollection, is that Calpurnia is well-educated. - 25/05/2011 10:59:26 PM 1104 Views
Yes. This. *NM* - 26/05/2011 04:56:48 AM 494 Views
I think there was at least once incident showing a racist black person - 24/05/2011 07:33:09 PM 1217 Views
Almost a non-incident - 24/05/2011 08:51:59 PM 1009 Views
I think it was written to accomplish a goal and it did that very well - 25/05/2011 04:08:17 PM 1092 Views
Given your introductory portion - 11/06/2011 01:28:40 AM 1087 Views
It just occurred to me - 11/06/2011 01:30:05 AM 929 Views
Re: It just occurred to me - 11/06/2011 11:36:21 AM 1015 Views
I have read both - 11/06/2011 11:35:11 AM 968 Views
All of Twain's stuff is great - 13/06/2011 02:27:55 AM 1098 Views
Re: All of Twain's stuff is great - 13/06/2011 08:17:05 AM 1064 Views
And some poets - Tennyson and Yeats come to mind. *NM* - 13/06/2011 10:11:31 AM 509 Views
Keats? - 13/06/2011 10:14:58 AM 967 Views
I have to say... - 13/06/2011 05:27:26 PM 998 Views
Re: I have to say... - 13/06/2011 05:54:45 PM 977 Views

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