The History of Mr Polly

During Secondary 4, The History of Mr Polly was one of the study books for literature. 

At the age of 16, this was such a dry, unexciting, humourless, unadventurous book with dislikable and boring characters.  Especially compared to To Kill A Mocking Bird, which I studied in Secondary 3.  To Kill A Mocking Bird was such a powerful book with an epic theme on race, class, injustice etc. 

I grew up identifying with Scout, aspiring to be Atticus but ended up being Mr Polly. All I want is to escape, turn my back on the life I am living now and never return. 


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