Scout is way too sophisticated for her age, and it is amusing to see kids using serious big words all the time. Way too sensitive as well, just like her brother. Anyway the Finch family has made an acme for what a modern family should be like: believe firmly in democracy, be nice and just to all which is not that easy when being unprejudiced could hurt their own benefits. I am overwhelmingly moved by the last part when the sheriff and Atticus have a quarrel over whether Jem is responsible for the death of Ewell.
But is this book over praised? Under the background of racial problems in South America, readers could contemplate a town where people have totally conflicting opinions of treating the colored folks. But one starts to lose interest as the story proceeds and I have no idea why that happens. Why the hell are people so fond of this book?
So hard for readers my age to get the metaphor relating to the mocking bird as well.The only connection I could possibly make is that with Boo Radley- most people are good but you don't see it, so never humiliate or speak ill of anybody you aren't familiar with... But how is it to do with the rest of the story? I feel like the two main story lines are driven apart( meet at the end, though, it still makes less sense than I expected it would).
Also, what is the role of Dill? A friend that always comes every summer and keeps close company with the Finch? Seems so spare to me. Maybe I should read it over again some time.