Sunday, February 24, 2008

To Kill a Mocking Bird

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.
It made me laugh. It made me cry.
It warmed my heart the whole way through.




"When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn't teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn't interested in guns. Atticus said to Jem, "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever hear Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "You're father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mocking bird."

8 comments:

The Survivor said...

:)
I agree. One of the most beautiful books I've read.
And one of the books I've had for the longest time, with me :D
(sorry 'bout that, Jeanie)

The Mocking Spirit said...

I know why you commented on my blog, so I would comment back on yours! You connviving mongrel!

*There I added drama too!* :P

Yes. It makes for a fine read. No points for guessing my origins!

Jean said...

@ The mocking spirit

What rubbish!
I just decided to come back to the blogging world!
And I liked ur poem!
Hmph!
Some people think everyone is like them! :D

Vishnupriya said...

KIDDING!

Sheesh! :x :P

Phbbbttttttttttttt Rot in hell! :P
See you there :P

Jean said...

@ Vishnu

Yes yes...We can meet in hell and fight over all the cute guys there! :P

Raphael said...

i loved the "to kill a mocking bird" too.chilling. a beautiful book that made me sit back and think.
good blog.keep up the good work!

Vinodh said...

i loved the movie...haven't read the book though..excellent one!

But don't mockingbird's pee on people?

Dissillusioned Caffine Addict said...

Yea it is a great book.....try catching this book called Summer of 42...it might rake up similar lines of a story that we might have seen or read before...but all in all it is a good book