Why I Refuse to Read Go Set a Watchman/ The meaning of the title of the novel
Article + video about the "new" and "disturbing"? Atticus.
The meaning of the title: Go, set a watchman (original tilte of To Kill a Mockingbird)
(King James's Bible )
"For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth." - Isaiah 21:6
Isaiah was a prophet in the Kingdom of Judah, probably between about 740 B.C. and 698 B.C. In this verse, he is prophesying about the fall of Babylon. "Nelle (Harper Lee) probably likened Monroeville to Babylon," Flynt said. "The Babylon of immoral voices, the hypocrisy. Somebody needs to be set as the watchman to identify what we need to do to get out of the mess."
"'Go Set a Watchman' means, 'Somebody needs to be the moral compass of this town,'" Flynt said. "Isaiah was a prophet. God had set him as a watchman over Israel. It's really God speaking to the Hebrews, saying what you need to do is set a watchman, to set you straight, to keep you on the right path. What more elegant title could there be?"« BBC CULTURE/ LONDON: LITERATURE'S LABYRINTH OF LOST SOULSA love-letter to London and its "super diversity" »
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