Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Watson Essay

1073 Words May 4th, 2016 null Page
“One time, Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them. Just standin ' on the Radley porch was enough. Horton Foote, "To Kill a Mockingbird" (80)” Rachel Watson quoted this in her article about To Kill a Mockingbird critique (Watson 419). Also, Rachel Watson quoted this, “In the slave-owning South and the Puritan-private north, [the porch] served for instance as a vital transition between the uncontrollable out-of-doors and the cherished interior of the home.... all [could] be conducted in the civil atmosphere offered by the shade of a prominent porch, apart from the sleeping and feeding quarters and without serious risk to the family 's physical and psychic core. Reynolds Price, "The Lost Room"(1)” (Watson 419). According to the criticism from Rachel Watson’s article about the novel and the film, “To Kill a Mockingbird, the white "get-out-of-jail-free" card. Keeping the Maycomb jury out but failing to win an acquittal for Tom Robinson is grounds for an overwhelming number of readers of the novel to champion Atticus and bask in the good feeling that someday—but not now, and not at our expense—"this" will all be better. Mostly white readers indulge in this diversion, for what Atticus saves is a semblance of moral probity for the predominantly white community. What To Kill a Mockingbird misses completely is the anguish of Tom Robinson” (Watson 420-421). “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a book and film taking place in a small town…

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