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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Critique on Behalf of Children

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American society has taught children that no one cares for them, that society is indifferent to them. Dill's folks didn't beat or mistreat him. What they did was tell him: All right, we bought you all the toys. Now, go play with them and leave us alone! This is America! We have bought our children all the toys and then told them: Now, go away and leave us alone!

When a child is made to feel he or she is of no consequence, is not loved, is not even wanted, that child has all the ...

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Overview

American society has taught children that no one cares for them, that society is indifferent to them. Dill's folks didn't beat or mistreat him. What they did was tell him: All right, we bought you all the toys. Now, go play with them and leave us alone! This is America! We have bought our children all the toys and then told them: Now, go away and leave us alone!

When a child is made to feel he or she is of no consequence, is not loved, is not even wanted, that child has all the potential for becoming a monster, a curse rather than a blessing. Don't expect a child to understand what is adult responsibility. America has failed miserably, as a nation, to cherish its young, and as Atticus Finch warned: The bill is coming due!

When any society condones, and even encourages violence, particularly violence against children, that society will pay the price. When a society teaches children that there are no moral absolutes, that perversion is acceptable and approved by society, that all manner of violence and perversion is approved and called "entertainment", children know such a society has no real concern for them, that such a society is really INDIFFERENT! to them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595443697
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    So confused

    They have study guides but not the real book??...stupid

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Confused

    Im confused why they dont write the real copy of how to kill a mockingbird

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    ??????

    Because the author probably has to approve putting there book on the nook

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Why?

    I need the real book why dont they have it?

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Do they have the ACTUAL book?

    Im looking for the actual book but i cannot find it... has anyone else?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    So where is the REAL book?

    Maybe some of is still want to read the book, not just the guides. I mean, seriously!!! people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    What ??????

    WHERE IS THE REAL BOOK ???? Dont they have it come on..... its a classic :( .....this is stupid and sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Maybe i want to read the actual book!

    If any of the nook people actually read this they might want to consider puting the BOOK in the store!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    So, you have plenty of free trash novels, but only study guides

    So, you have plenty of free trash novels, but only study guides for a classic?  Disappointing.   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Boring

    Boring book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

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