Go Set a Watchman will upset To Kill a Mockingbird fans
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This book will – and already is – upsetting people. And it’s clear to see why. Before I go into this, can I just put out a word of warning: this article will contain spoilers and go into details of the plot of Go Set a Watchman and Harper Lee’s original novel To Kill a Mockingbird. If you haven’t read either of these two books and don’t want to read things about the plots and various twists and turns, please go back onto Facebook and continue to stalk that person in your lecture you think you might fancy (or better still, go and read the books). For those who already know what happens or don’t mind the odd spoiler, please continue reading. Atticus is revealed as a racist. This apparent character U-turn has been widely publicised, in some cases (rather unfairly) in the headlines of articles. It is a shock to discover that someone who was once a sort-of white knight for decency and fairness is now attending KKK meetings and sitting on boards that function as hate groups.
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