Advantages Of Being A Child Narrator In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Children are known for stretching the truth in stories and believing everything they here from someone that is older than them. That is some reasons why a child narrator can be an advantage for readers to understand the story better and the different perspective in situations. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout a 6 year old girl shares her perspective on how she sees things at such a young age in Maycomb Alabama with friends like Dill and her brother Jem. Scout deals with the affect of a court case on her family and learns more about her scary neighbor Boo Radley. In the book Scout shows the advantages of being a child narrator by sharing experiences with readers, learning how to say her thoughts, and being nonjudgmental throughout the book. A child narrator has advantages for readers because readers can experience things for the first time like Scout does and get a full portrayal. Some examples of this is when Jem and Scout have to go to Calpurnia's church, readers and Scout experience the rudeness that the black community have for white people in characters like Lula “I wants to know why you bringin' white chillun to a church”. Scout experiences this for the first time and readers can be confused like Scout on how everyone else…show more content…
Scout and readers react to things for the first time and see it the same way as Scout. Scout also says everything that comes on her mind so readers know exactly what she is thinking and learns when to say something and when to keep it to herself. With Scout being nonjudgmental and sharing her opinions on some characters readers can make their own assumptions on how they really are. These advantages of having a child narrator helps readers understand the story better then a reader would with an adult
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