Sunday, July 12, 2015

Atticus Finch in the sequel

Atticus Finch is a racist in To Kill a Mockingbird's sequel from The Guardian.
Purnaprajna Bangere comments on my wall: "This is truly surreal; the parallel existence of a fictional character has brazenly intersected with the reality of our times (and perhaps all times.) The surrealism comes from the fact that he was thought of as a real life hero fighting for justice in the first place.....shows how people live and seek solace in images, sentimentalism, fiction and more OR Is this all a ploy to merely sell? Amazed by the hoopla! Phew"
My comment: "I was stuck by the parallels with the development of caste consciousness I noticed among friends over the last sixty years or so."

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