Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee: A Synopsis

Atticus Finch appears to live an idealic life with his family in small town America. However, after a near fatal head injury gives him epilepsy, in the time after seizures Atticus is able to see the town as it really is - a zoo containing the last unmutated human survivors of a nuclear war. After the war mutated animals gained telepathy and a controlling overmind and now the rule the world outside of radiation zones. With the help of "Boo" Radley who he formally thought of as the town's madman, Atticus Finch formulates a plan to kill the animal that is the key node of the local animal overmind so he and his fellow survivors can escape to freedom in a nearby radiation zone. They plan to give the mutant humans dwelling there the gifts of technology and lead them in rebellion against the animal overlords. Hence the title, To Kill a Mockingbird. Tragically, Harper Lee died of a massive bad acid trip before she could finish the second and third volumes of her planned trilogy. If completed this work would surely be considered the greatest literary accomplishment in the English language.

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