How To Write A Dialectical Journal For To Kill A Mockingbird

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1. If I had lived in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, I would have begun to grow stultified with life. It appeared as if nothing new ever happened in Maycomb County, so, consequently, nothing different would happen in my life. As a result of nothing happening in my life, I would grow increasingly bored with everything. In general, the atmosphere of Maycomb seemed dull and uneventful. I would probably enjoy Maycomb more as an adult, seeing as everything would move slower and I would probably not desire to have too much excitement or change in my life at that point. As a kid in Maycomb, I could probably entertain myself with my siblings or friends, but it does not seem as if there are an abundance of activities in Maycomb. 2. In chapter two, Scout went to her first day of school and met her teacher, Miss Caroline. Scout was trying to explain why Walter Cunningham would not take Miss Caroline’s money, but Miss Caroline would not listen to her. I found that this was rude of the teacher to ignore Scout, because I believe that a person should listen to and respect what someone says, no matter…show more content…
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird has a narrator that is looking back on events in her life. Creating a narrator that is telling the story in retrospect gives the author an advantage seeing as the narrator already knows what will happen in the future. When the narrator is looking back on past events, they can talk about the events and tell exactly what happened afterwards. The narrator can describe the events as cause and effect relationships, as well as describe how an event affected them later in life. If a narrator tells a story in present time, they don’t have the knowledge that they will have in the future, so they can’t differentiate between events that will greatly influence their future or events that won’t influence much other than the present. Narrators that tell a story in retrospect have an advantage of having more knowledge over narrators that tell a story in present
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