Perhaps most surprisingly to me as a reader is Calpurnia. She's my favorite character in the novel (by far.) Last week I wrote about Atticus as the moral center of the novel. I don't dislike him, but he thus far lacks any flaws, which doesn't make him as interesting. As I've been reading this week, I keep wondering why no one else talks about Calpurnia. Why isn't she one of the characters who is well known in popular culture? I find her to be the most interesting and enjoyable, and I sometimes wish I were reading a novel narrated by Calpurnia, where the Finches are just one part of the story. The answers to why Calpurnia isn't a more famous character may well be in the book itself, which I hope to finish this week. Until then, my Mockalong tweets may bear a second hashtag: #TeamCalpurnia
Now tell me: whether you've read this book before or this is your first time--who is your favorite character?
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