“Courage is NOT a Man with a Gun in His Hand.”-Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

I know I’ve read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird 4X; twice for myself and one each time my two kids had to read it for school. I remember first reading the book as soon it was released and then, of course, seeing the movie (watch the trailer); loving the movie and swooning over Gregory Peck. He was so very handsome and you couldn’t help but think that he truly was this humane, loving father, Atticus Finch.

Today Mr. Peck would’ve been 97 years old. May He Rest in Peace!  What movies did you love Gregory Peck in?  Remember “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit?”  What about “A Gentleman’s Agreement?”   Both movies are relevant today!  To Kill a Mockingbird will always be relevant!   Have you seen the 50th Anniversary Edition?

Gregory Peck worked very hard for Civil Rights and for bringing the Vietnam War to an end. He embodied that though he lived well when he became successful, that surely wasn’t enough; he had to do good and help others!

6 thoughts on ““Courage is NOT a Man with a Gun in His Hand.”-Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. One of my favorite books of all time. My three literary heroes are Jean Valjean, Atticus Finch and Samwise Gamgee, in that order.

  2. Yes, I also love the novel, “Les Miserables” and Jean Valjean! I haven’t read Tolkien, but I’m assuming, Samwise Gamgee is also a hero for all time??? Atticus Finch will always be etched in my mind from the book itself and also from Gregory Peck’s portrayal? Did you ever see the movie?

  3. I have not seen the movie but I have reread the book many times. I also shared it with my teenage daughter who loved it. Samwise Gamgee was one of Frodo’s hobbit friends. Frodo got all the glory but it was Sam and Pippin who stole the show and showed what true friendship and courage means.

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