Thursday, March 29, 2007
Concluding...spoiler of some sort
Have you ever heard the phrase, "a good story ends where it begins"? I thought the ending of To Kill a Mockingbird ending brilliantly because it tied up all the loose ends. It ended with the introductory story of how Jem broke his arm. I know some were not fond of the ending because it didn't end with vidication in the literal sense, meaning Tom Robinson did not walk free, but I do believe jusitice was served. I believe Heck Tate's explanation for the simple reason that I want to believe that is what happened. A horrible man got what was coming to him at no individual's expense but his own. I admit that I did not really enjoy To Kill a Mocking Bird when we first began to read it for the fact that it's subject matter is not really an interest of mine, however, I realized how masterfully written it truely is and understand why it is so acclaimed. Yes, it dealt with racial issues in a time when the very phrase "racial issues" meant issue of what to do with all the "dirty negroes", but it also had a certain poetry in its words that leave one fasinated by one little girl's life in a 1930's southern town.