Atticus Finch was based on Harper Lee’s father, A.C. Lee, a refined, civilized, genteel segregationist.
Justice for Sorkin.
Harper Lee’s estate took issue with Sorkin’s portrayal of Atticus Finch as less than a perfect, uncomplicated hero.
Once derided and dismissed, Harper Lee’s second novel “Go Set a Watchman” now looks like a prophetic warning about the age of Trump.
Are you heartbroken over Harper Lee’s depiction of Atticus Finch in ‘Go Set a Watchman’? Wait until you realize what it means for our most cherished notions about the civil rights movement.
In anticipation of the release of ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ Harper Lee’s sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Alexandra Levine went back to the beloved original novel and found some surprising lessons there.
How ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ helped Ruth Andrew Ellenson forge a bond with her Methodist grandmother — and taught her an unlikely lesson about tikkun olam.