Pam Behnen: Atticus Finch from an Archetypal Perspective

September 9, 2016: Through film clips, photos, and a bit of music, Pam Behnen gave a well attended and appreciated lecture on our relationships with the Atticus Finch of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, looking at him as an archetypal image in the collective consciousness, and how that image served to motivate change. She gave us questions to ponder on what the shattering of Atticus’ image in the 2015 book ‘Go Set a Watchman’ might mean to us as readers, as students of Jung, and as members of a society struggling to look squarely at the shadow of racism as it continues today. She asked “What might it mean to Go Set A Watchman in the 21st century?”

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