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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Real Toads: Atticus thinks about Scout

Kerry's challenge today for the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is to take a character from history or literature and present that character from the point of view of one of his or her contemporaries. I have chosen a book, a film, and a character, Atticus Finch, who was voted the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
a 1960 novel by Harper Lee
a 1962 movie starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the southern US town of Maycomb, is thinking about his daughter Jean Louise, nicknamed Scout, who loves to have adventures just as her brother and his friends have.
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oh, that Scout!
will that girl ever learn?
ahh, she probably won’t learn
not to climb trees with boys
but she’ll learn a lot
I know she will
she’s a smart girl, our Jean Louise
and she’ll learn
about human nature
about good and evil
about justice and injustice
and a whole lot more
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9 comments:

Susan said...

Very neat and Very true!

desertsandbeyond said...

I named one of my mustangs "Scout" because she is very curious, like the little girl in the book and movie! And, our son's dog is "Atticus"! LOVE the movie. I haven't read the book...that is on my "to do" list!

Mama Zen said...

Nice take on the prompt! I really like the tone.

Kay said...

I loved that movie and Gregory Peck was so awesome!

Reader Wil said...

I read the book and I love it! It seems to be the only book written by Harper Lee. Amazing, isn't it?

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes!

Kerry O'Connor said...

My all time favourite book - I'm reading it to one of my classes now. Just past the place where Mrs Dubose dies, and I was fighting back the tears for the twentieth time.

Margaret said...

I read this book for the first time a few years ago and then watched the movie! Absolutely love the book, the characters... and Gregory Peck :)

Ann said...

I was away and didn't participate. Did I tell you I studied this book when I was 15. Gregory Peck, wow, he was so handsome. May be that was why we girls paid full attention. I better read it again, cause in 1970, I didn't really understand the book.