Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird Audiobooktext
I’m not going to make a long review, -I have almost nothing to say, except that this book has moved me to the utmost, from start to finish … Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird Audiobook was a real revelation, a little gem that must be tasted, or rather devoured, finally, a wonderful reflection on the human condition, and especially on childhood, carried by its narrator, Scout Finch.
I was carried away by the story, the simple but endearing words of the little girl, the Humanity of her father, Atticus, or the loneliness of her neighbor Boo Radley; two words remain with me once my reading is finished: childhood, through the characters of Scout, Jem and Dill, and, of course, tolerance, through the behavior of Atticus during the unjust conviction of his client Tom Robinson , simply because the latter is Black …
A masterpiece, there you have it, the nature of this novel by Harper Lee, a great magician of American literature, who wanted to be the “Jane Austen of Alabama”, and who became so thanks to this universal work and timeless. In short, Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird is a book that everyone should read, if only to better respect each other …
If there was a sixth star, I would give it to this book. Why so much enthusiasm? Because “Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird Audiobook”, Nell Harper Lee’s unique masterpiece, achieves a miracle: resuscitating the grace of childhood.
“In Maycomb, we saw a lady in the moon. Sitting at a dressing table, she combed her hair. Recalls Scout, the narrator, a lively and resourceful little girl. His story takes us to Alabama in the 1930s. Maycomb was then a rural and segregationist town, hard hit by the recession. Scout and his big brother Jem live with their father, Atticus Finch, a taciturn lawyer. Their mother died when Scout was two and the only female figure in the house is old Calpurnia, the black cook. What Scout loves most of all is wearing overalls and following his brother everywhere. Much to the despair of her aunt Alexandra who would like to dress her up in a dress and make her a lady. With their friend Dill, who spends his summers with a neighbor, Scout and Jem invent extraordinary adventures. But the intervention of Atticus in a trial that inflames the population of Maycomb will upset their carelessness …
The small world recreated by Nell Harper Lee, partly inspired by her childhood in Alabama, is devilishly endearing. I loved Scout’s good heart and courage, Atticus’ quiet benevolence, Jem’s efforts to become a gentleman, Dill’s whimsy, his “Huckleberry Finn” side and his love for Scout … After the reading the book, some mysteries remain, such as the past of Atticus or what happened to Dill’s family. It is thus with childhood memories: not everything is explained.
Brought back in the context of the 1960s and the struggle for civil rights, Atticus’ fight to defend a black man unjustly accused of assaulting a white woman is a message of justice and tolerance which explains the political significance of the book to his exit. It is also a formidable dramatic spring and the account of the trial feverishly held me in suspense until the verdict. Above all, this trial and its repercussions confront Scout, Jem and Dill with the unfair reality of the adult world. A world where hypocrisy often disputes it with bad faith. Because over time, many allow themselves to be won over by the prejudices of their caste, their sex or their race, thus giving up acting or thinking freely.
“Killing a mockingbird is a sin,” says the American proverb. Indeed, these small passerines, so widespread in the South of the United States, have no other vocation than to charm us with their song. To kill a mockingbird – like attacking a child or condemning an innocent person – is to deny beauty, to destroy hope, and to stifle the spark of childhood that lasts in each of us.
To kill a mockingbird is to withdraw grace from this world. Fortunately, this book is full of them.
Must read !!