So, we read To Kill a Mockingbird for our literary discussion group recently:
This is one book that I will read over and over in my lifetime, it's that good. I've read this several times since I've been in middle school, and each time I find something else that stands out to me. This time around, the statements about gender roles really hit the mark.
There's a lot of talk about what it means to be a lady or a gentleman, or who is acting like a girl. As the children get older, they try and find a balance between gender equality and being polite or fitting in with the rest of their society, which is strictly defined by gender. It is interesting to see the wisdom of both the children and Atticus regarding this issue.
There are so many major themes that Lee addresses that this novel can be read with multiple critical perspectives. This time I analyzed the novel from a feminist perspective. What stood out to you the last time you read this classic?