Thursday, August 30, 2012

Great Writers, Great Books, & Great Films

                                  ~ Grace Gifts ~
                    great writers, great books & great films

Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer’s day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps,and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum."~ Harper Lee

The events of the story are filtered through the point of view of the lawyer’s children, primarily his daughter.
“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from ya, but that’s never possible.”
"Thank you, Arthur. Thank you for my children." 

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