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Atticus Finch is Feminine?

What's wrong in the head of this guy to consider Atticus Finch a feminized man. In the book by Harper Lee, the 6 year old Scout doesn't understand that her Dad is a man to be admired. It seems that a widely read columnist has the mind of a six year old. Newsbusters has the story:

Did you ever consider the lead character in Harper Lee's fabulous "To Kill A Mockingbird" to be a feminized male not in any traditional sense manly?

Atticus Finch, one of the greatest male figures in modern American literature?
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1 comments:

Mack Hall said...

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD a number of mocking buzzards are faulting this great American novel for reasons best known to themselves. Harper Lee's use of Scout as the point-of-view is brilliant, for this allows us to see apartheid through the eyes of a child. Miss Lee does not preach at us; she shows us, surprisingly gently, cultural hatred, and how one good, strong man faces it.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is not brilliant because it is on the side of justice but because it is also beautifully constructed in every way -- plot, setting, and characterization. Even Robert E. Lee Ewell is not drawn as a stereotype, but is given a great deal of understanding in how he has become so hateful.

Atticus Finch is the great good that is in each of us; Bob Ewell is the nasty bit against which we must always guard our souls.

I apologize for rattling on, but, doggone it, Atticus Finch is as heroic as Henry V, and for a much, much better cause.


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