Between The Lines

Gyaan Adab

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Between The Lines

ABOUT THE EVENT

In this month's edition of Between The Lines, Mohini Khot demystified To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee. The event began with the screening of the trailer of To Kill A Mockingbird - the 1962 motion picture. Satish Khot then introduced the author and spoke about the tough times she faced while getting her book published. Fun fact: To Kill a Mockingbird was originally titled Go Set a Watchman which we now know is the sequel of the book under discussion.

Mohini Khot spoke about the characters of the book - Atticus Finch, Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Dill Harris and others, bringing attention to how important their characters were in the narrative. This was followed by a Q&A.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. Instantly successful, widely read in high schools and middle schools in the United States, it has become a classic of modern American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. Historian, J. Crespino explains, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its main character, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism."

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

                                                                               Date: Wednesday, 18th July

Time: 5.30 PM

Entry free