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‘Go Set A Watchman’: Fans Furious After Atticus Finch Depicted As Racist

Mon, July 13, 2015 2:27pm EDT by 2 Comments
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The literary world is on fire! ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’s famous lawyer Atticus Finch — who is one of the most beloved characters in American literature, has a new persona in Harper Lee’s sequel. His famous character is now portrayed as a racist and fans are freaking out!

Harper Lee‘s Go Set A Watchman hasn’t even hit the shelves yet, and already it has created an uproar. A major character Atticus Finch, who started out as a small town Alabama lawyer in the first book, has a different persona in the second. He is portrayed as a bigot who attends a Ku Klux Klan meeting and opposes desegregation!


After the New York Times published their review of Go Set A Watchman on July 10, fans have been fuming. Their review revealed Atticus Finch has grown into a racist. Yes, one of everyone’s favorite literary characters has a giant flaw. Talk about a shocking twist. Well, fans have taken to Twitter to share their distaste for the To Kill a Mockingbird sequel.

Go Set A Watchman hits bookstores on July 14! 

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— Brittany King