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Author Topic: Atticus Finch - the man, the myth  (Read 465 times)

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Atticus Finch - father, widower, country lawyer. One of the most loved characters of all time, the epitome of the perfect man. Many of us met Atticus during high school English. He found his way into teenage hearts around the world but has Go Set A Watchman given us a different perspective on the wonderful Atticus?

Following the book's release headlines screamed "Atticus was Racist!". This major spoiler has caused some to refuse to read this book as they do not want to tarnish their image of the saint-like hero. So let's have a look at what could lead us to this surprising revelation.

What was your reaction when you read some of his comments about "negroes"? Were you disappointed in him?

Do you think Go Set A Watchman reflects a big change from the views he held in To Kill a Mockingbird?
If you've read both books can you now see anything in To Kill a Mockingbird that shows that he has had these views all along?

Do you think Atticus only believed that blacks were only equal to whites in a court of law?

We would love to hear if you still love Atticus just as much or you now look at him in a very different light.