Harper Lee is among a handful of authors that fueled my love for reading and my passion for writing. The lessons are presented in a seemingly effortless style, all the while tackling the complexity of race issues with startling clarity and a strong sense of reality.
Her insights and truths of life that she shared helped shape me into who I am today. The things that frighten her as she grows older would be real, not imagined. Another important method was showing the view through a growing child's Scout Finch mind, eyes, ears, and mouth.
The narrator is a grown Scout, looking back on her childhood. The book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama inand Atticus was met with much grief for defending a colored man. When her teacher informed her she needed to "unlearn" what she knew about reading to be taught the "correct" way, Scout realized how much she loved it.
The story of the novel teaches us many lessons that should last any reader for a lifetime. A widower, he teaches Scout, her older brother Jem, and their imaginative friend Dill, how to live and behave honourably.
Her innocence is very clear at the beginning of the book, but as the story continues, Scout learns many valuable life lessons that dissolves her innocence. But what do all these characters have in common?
Since then, the outside world has changed with significance.