Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman


Was it really all that much of a pain to read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school? How much do you remember of it? I remember the memorable characters from the book, Scout, Atticus Finch, Jem, Boo Radley, and I remember talking about the symbolism and motifs in the novel in my junior year English class. That book really was something—it was enriching in so many ways as well as enlightening in other ways.


I remember along with it was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Grapes of Wrath, and The Great Gatsby.  These were all great reads that really marked a terrific English class that helped me hone my skills in reading and then even applying my interpretation into writing.


I am sure at the time that reading seemed a lot. It must have especially been frustrating to read these books and not have a full grasp on the material at the time. As for my junior year English class, it was rigorous. There was not a considerable amount of reading every night, yet there was an ample amount of analysis. I remember how I grew accustomed to speaking about Scout, Jem, Atticus, and Boo Radley over and over in my English class. Now I know they are not only the characters I was so familiarized with but the characters I somewhat was attached to as well.

Now it definitely riveted me when I got to know that a prequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been released. It is called Go Set A Watchman. Go Set A Watchman is a fiction novel, written by Harper Lee, and exhibits the earlier versions of To Kill A Mockingbird’s beloved characters. It was published on July 14 2015 by HarperCollins and is on top of the bestseller list for an astonishing fifth week!



About Umar Siddiqui

Hi, I am Umar Siddiqui. I am currently a student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies. My areas of interest in studies are mainly communications, journalism, media, and cultural/ social issues. My hobbies are anything Disney, music, creative writing, fashion, friends, social activism, etc. I am a very sociable person who is outgoing and opinionated; making my opinions known is important to me. I recently completed a fashion journalism short course online at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. I am anticipating to graduate with my Bachelor's of Arts degree spring of 2017.

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