“To Kill a Mockingbird”: an American literary masterpiece

Last summer I read an amazing book called “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which is a literary masterpiece written by the American author Harper Lee in 1961. Although it was written in the 60s, it is set in the mid-30s. It takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama. 

This Pulitzer Prize winning book is about a lawyer named Atticus Finch, who offers his help to a black man, Tom Robinson, who was falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. It may seem boring but – trust me – there is a lot more throughout the novel! 

In Italian the title is “Il buio oltre la siepe”,  which has a completely different meaning but it’s relatable to the story as well as the original one. In English the novel is titled “To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird and it’s a sin killing a person and that is what happened in the book. Meanwhile, in Italian it may have been titled “Il buio oltre la siepe” because Boo Radley saved Jem, even though everyone was afraid of him. 

I personally loved it and it became my favorite book. Also, immediately after I finished the book, I watched the movie and I suggest you do the same; the movie was great too and it didn’t change much in the plot. I recommend reading it in English, because it’s the original language.

My favorite characters are indeed Scout, Atticus and Boo Radley but I’m not going to tell you why because I don’t want to spoiler!

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Emily Brooks

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