There have been several times for me to take up and down this book because of the aura given off. I mean every time I opened the first page, I was obliged to close it. The words and the idioms from the book are so hard that it was not easy to pick up. But, finally, I make it even though I got some help from the translation all the way.
This book is about a girl's childhood, so every event is proceeded by her eyes.
That's why at first this book was seen as a novel describing a growing child. But I am wrong. It is for adults who are taken away their understanding and consideration to others from the social prejudice and practice. Almost events happened around her are things that is not easy for a little girl with innocent mind to understand. Things that seems to be nature for adults appear to be ridiculous for her. Almost things that children have been taught by parents and schoolmasters don't accord with reality. "coming out of the courthouse that night Miss Gates was talking with Miss Stephanie Crawford. I heard her say it's time somebody taught them(black people) a lesson, they were gettin' way above themselves, an' the next thing they think they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hat Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home....p.331" This is the part where a girl, Scout, have a question about why neighborhood residents who accuse Hitler of persecuting Jew take it granted that black people are persecuted by their skin. Scout can't understand the reason with her pure eyes.
All of parents want their children to grow on the right track, not behave wrong. And they say all the time, "You must do everything as I tell you." Do you think it is right ? I don't think so. We have a tendency to have answers about everything now that we are grown-up. So we ignore and show annoyance when teenagers resist our words. I think this book say that this is wrong. A child also has an answer and we, adults, have to be taught from an innocent boy and girl. If we lived with his or her mind, there wouldn't be hatred and abomination toward other people.
To me, this book give me some boredom at the early part of pages but at the end of parts am I moved. I want people to read the book and share the feeling together.