The Controversial Atticus Finch – Harper Lee upsets the masses with Go Set a Watchman

Awesome piece, David! And though I was appalled by the as yet unconfirmed excerpt, I also applaud Harper Lee for telling the very best story that she could. What else could we, the reader, hope for, right?:)

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Fifty-five years ago, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what it was about. I’m sure, if there are other intelligent lifeforms in the universe, their kids are taught the text in their educational systems. It is one of the defining works of the twentieth century – a novel that caught society’s attention at a time when black people across the nation were fighting for their civil rights and social reform. A novel that explored the injustices of racism and segregation and a black man’s inability to get a fair trial if that trial besmirched the reputation of a white woman. A novel that examined morality in its starkest form.

I am not here to provide social commentary on the state of society today. Rather, this is a piece about the controversy surrounding the character of Atticus Finch…

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