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Also a classic of mine since high school. So many personalities, issues, family life, instincts and emotions to deal with. There is a lot to be acknowledged and learned from Harper Lee's winner. Even the movie is well worth watching.

Ditto, have read it many times.


As far as the school is concerned, instead of educating its pupils to read and think for themselves, it seems to prefer to dictate what they should read and what they should think. What hope have we as a society if we raise young people who are unfamiliar with the processes of studying subjects and applying rational and critical thought to the most important matters in their lives ?
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19-07-2021, 09:20 AM
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It makes no sense to me. It is such a powerful book, such an important book. With any luck, banning it will have the opposite effect and encourage the school's pupils to seek the book out and read it, just as so many did with Lady Chatterley's Lover in the 60's.

Another example of people looking for something to be offended by
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You mean there is a sequel? I never knew that - thought it was a one off.
It was until Harper Lee published Go set a Watchmen relatively recently. You can buy both books in one volume now.
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I thought Go Set A Watchman was a prequel to To Kill A Mockingbird but it was published afterwards making it a sequel.

Here's what Wiki has to say:
Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee written before the Pulitzer PrizeĖwinning To Kill a Mockingbird, her first and only other published novel. Although initially promoted as a sequel by its publisher, it is now accepted as being a first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird with many passages being used again. Wikipedia
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Re: To kill a mockingbird bird

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I thought Go Set A Watchman was a prequel to To Kill A Mockingbird but it was published afterwards making it a sequel.

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Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee written before the Pulitzer PrizeĖwinning To Kill a Mockingbird, her first and only other published novel. Although initially promoted as a sequel by its publisher, it is now accepted as being a first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird with many passages being used again. Wikipedia
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It was until Harper Lee published Go set a Watchmen relatively recently. You can buy both books in one volume now.
Never knew any of that - thank you both very much.
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Originally Posted by Percy Vere ->
I thought Go Set A Watchman was a prequel to To Kill A Mockingbird but it was published afterwards making it a sequel.

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Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee written before the Pulitzer PrizeĖwinning To Kill a Mockingbird, her first and only other published novel. Although initially promoted as a sequel by its publisher, it is now accepted as being a first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird with many passages being used again. Wikipedia
I don't know about that but in Go Set a Watchman Scout is in her 20s (26 sticks in my memory) and another characters has died. It is definitely a sequel no matter what its origin.
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Another example of people looking for something to be offended by
Agree! If you look hard enough you can be offended by anything. This is very sad. Itís a classic read. Then again the road runner was banned here. The road runner. Maybe the beep beep was offensive . Iím not sure.
I personally think humanity is losing it
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Agree! If you look hard enough you can be offended by anything. This is very sad. Itís a classic read. Then again the road runner was banned here. The road runner. Maybe the beep beep was offensive . Iím not sure.
I personally think humanity is losing it
You're joking! I used to love the Road Runner and Wily Coyote cartoons!
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Re: To kill a mockingbird bird

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Agree! If you look hard enough you can be offended by anything. This is very sad. Itís a classic read. Then again the road runner was banned here. The road runner. Maybe the beep beep was offensive . Iím not sure.
I personally think humanity is losing it
What the deuce. It was an allegory for the David and Goliath story in the same way that Tom and Jerry and many others were in which the underdog always came out on top.

Wonder what the reasoning was

As for the Mockingbird stuff, although it's perhaps a reasonable concern about how a white man is depicted as a saviour for a black man, one would have thought that this would lead to further discussion of the matter and not really used as a template for how things are meant to be.
 
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