Remember in your school English lessons when you had to study a text and then take it in turns to read it aloud to the class, then you’d discuss it?
Every English lesson around the world follows pretty much the same theme, and it can prove to be really nerve-wracking for somebody who doesn’t like reading out loud.
And if you were studying Harper Lee’s famous Pulitzer Prize award-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, then that task of reading aloud just got a whole lot worse. Especially if you had Page 174!
The internet has made a whole load of memes relating to this exact page, and if you want to find out why no-one want’s to read it out in class, you’ll find out below.
What is To Kill a Mockingbird?
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most famous books in world literature, often widely read and taught in schools in the United States.
The novel by Harper Lee is based in Alabama in the South of America and explores topics of good vs evil, racism, education, equality and the law.
What happens on Page 174 of To Kill a Mockingbird?
On Page 174 of the novel, the word “n**ger” is written.
This has long been one of the most widely discussed pages of the story, as it proves to be very controversial.
As the text is widely studied in schools, students often remember this specific page.
There’s a Page 174 To Kill a Mockingbird Meme!
Now the internet has made a whole series of memes that relate to Page 174 of Harper Lee’s novel.
The memes all follow the same theme, and relate to being in school in the United States and being asked to read Page 174 out loud to the class.
This obviously meant that you would have to say the word “n**ger” in front of everybody, causing everyone to stare at you just like in the meme below!