Monday, 7 July 2014

Long have lived Atticus' words

If you've read To Kill a Mocking Bird, you'll understand the following better. If you haven't, Here's the link- read chapter 23. And get your copy ASAP! 
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Tom was now seventy miles away from his family. In Alabama, there was never a black-innocent man. Deluged myself, I inundated upon Atticus. 

Something came between the reasonable men and reason.


 It was all adding up and we’re still paying the bills.


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27 comments:

  1. I love that book! You've admiringly captured a part of that book and mended it in this prompt, so clever! Wow

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    1. All the best,
      Sheena

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    2. Thank you so much Sheena. Glad you liked it, I was first apprehensive about putting this up but then put it up I did. Thank God the message is conveyed :)

      Welcome to my blog!

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    3. Yes yes, message got through. And to those who haven't read, you correctly adviced ch23

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  2. That book is amazing because abstracts are characters as much as the people. You nailed it.

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    1. Thank you Lance! Atticus' character most lures me in the book

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  3. One of my favorite books! You nailed it.

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorites too. And so this prompt was so much I was looking forward to on sunday ;)

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  4. Really unique direction...the idea of the bill that keeps adding up (oh, humanity!)...and now i need to reread this book!

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    1. Its so disheartening to see how one human can be so ruthless towards the other! Times have changed, I'm sure, but there still is much home fir improvement!

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    2. For* sorry!
      And thank you Jennifer :) Rereading this book a hundred times would not be monotonous, you know ;)

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  5. One of the great answers!

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    1. Thaank you Kymm! You're always so warm !

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  6. I love this book and recently found it with my son in a children's bookstore. I desperately tried to get him to choose it - so I could read it to him! In the end, I bought it anyway for myself :) Wonderful response to the prompt! How clever of you.

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    1. Haha! Maybe you should let your son grow up a bit more to have him read the book. I read in when I was 17, not completely imbibing all its essence. When I read it now, after 3 years, it's so much more meaningful!
      Thank you so much, clever is good!

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  7. That last line drives it home: We're still paying the bills. And I think that sentiment can be echoed across many situations today, sadly.

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    1. True that. And that is why I settled on writing about it aftermentally debating on so many other lines!

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  8. Absolutely my favorite book. Your last line resonates, especially considering the anniversaries of several civil rights events recently.

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    1. You got me there! Just the reason I chose to revert to the topic of discrimination. Thanks :)

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  9. Such a horrible cost, racism. And we are still paying. I saw a documentary on To Kill a Mockingbird -- I think it was mostly about the movie but some about the book. It was amazing to hear people in the South talking about how it changed their POV on race. Makes me wish everyone was required to read it. (An aside: my blind cat is named Scout, aka Miss Jean Louise Finch.) A smart take on the prompt, Soumyaa. <3

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    1. They made it compulsory in some high schools back in the US i've heard! Anyway, racism is slowly being uprooted I believe. All for good! Thank you so much for commenting :)

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  10. What a sad truth this was and a true example of the racism that gripped the south. I haven't read the book since high school but your piece makes me want to read it again. Brilliant! ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. It indeed is sad. The book holds me onto it and will continue to do so!

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  11. An award awaits you on my blog :) http://reemadsouza.blogspot.in/2014/07/quintet-of-radiance-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much Reema! Getting an award for your work is always a heartening feeling :D

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