Tequila and a mockingbird do not a love story make...

All right, this is to settle freshman curiosity for the ages. As at many other high schools throughout the U.S., my freshman English class required me to read To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m rereading it this summer just because, and I flipped it over to read the back cover today…and noticed something I thought my mind had put to rest 4 years ago.

“Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story.”


I think we argued then that it was Scout and Dill, since they were “engaged.” 4 years later, I’m thinking it might be a triangle with Scout, Jem, and Boo. But then, that’s not quite a simple love story. Any ideas/confirmations?

I would maybe write to the publisher and inquire about the basis of the statement.

Then again, if it looks like shit and smells like shit, you probably don’t have to taste it.

Psh-yeah. But where would the fun in that be? :wink:

Fair enough. May I refer you to part II? :smiley:

It has come to my attention that my second reply may have been interpreted as an insult to Quadzilla.

This could not be further from the truth.

For the record, I do not think that Quadzilla either looks nor smells like shit.

I was merely engaged in the process of making myself as misunderstood as possible.

It really sucks to think about how many people have a better grasp of their second language than I have of my native tounge.

Maybe the fact that Lee may have thought of it as a “love story” does not necessarily imply that she thought of it as a romance story. There are differing definitions of “love,” you know.

Gatsby - no problemo and muchos gracias. I’ve made some galloping errors too :slight_smile:

pldennison - That’s my new theory, looking back on the book (stated in OP). Obviously Boo, Jem, and Scout aren’t in a romantic love story. Romance or not, I just want to know how it could be construed as a love story of any sort and what other people’s opinions are on who is involved in the “simple love story” of Harper Lee.