When you are a child, you adore your parents. You equate them with God. You see the world from their eyes. You hang on to every word they say. You grow up with principles they teach you. They are your yardstick for everything.
As you grow up, cracks appear in this image, until finally, it breaks. They do not act on the same principles and thoughts every now and then. Their views have deviated from ones they taught you.
As a result, you are not able to reconcile with them. You start behaving rudely with them. You don’t try to see their point. All at once, you make them your enemies.
You forget, like you, they also have grown. You forget, like you, they also have evolved with time.
It’s true, they laid the foundation of your present thinking. Still, as an adult, your interactions and experiences with the world majorly influence your thought process. These thoughts could clash with your parents’. That is expected and we should be able to handle these differences amicably.
This happens with Atticus and Scout (father and daughter) in this novel. His views about the black people, his recent thoughts, and actions devastate Scout. She is not able to fathom the changes in him. The result is the big fall out they have.
I will give this novel 3/5.
Although I am glad, I read it, I wouldn’t recommend this one. The novel is confusing at times. The story told in a dull manner.
The first book To Kill A Mockingbird is way better than this one and a must read.
If you are out of choices, then only come to this one.