How To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Analysis

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Harper Lee, an author, wrote her book “How to Kill a Mockingbird” in a black segregated time. She wrote the book because she wanted to show people how life was life for everyone during that era of her life and others. In her book, three of the literary elements she used was the conflict of others’ needs above our own, the motif of not judging a person by what it seems and sound like, and the symbol of blacks and whites being able to exist together. First, Jem is now going to school, and there is a new teacher, Miss Caroline, that is not from Maycomb. Once class starts Miss Caroline teaches the class, but Jem knows everything Miss Caroline is trying to teach the children. So she is displeased with it and they do not start off on the right foot. At lunch, Miss Caroline tried to give Walter Cunningham a nickel but does not accept the nickel so Scout tries to defend Walter. In the end, scout ends up being smacked on the hand with a ruler. At the end of the day, Atticus teaches scout a lesson, “You never really understand a person until you consider things…show more content…
So Jem and Scout decided to create a snowman because of the snowstorm. Even Though there was not that much snow that did not stop them from creating a snowman. Jem decided to make a snowman out of dirt first to begin and said, “Mr.Avery sort of shaped like a snowman, ain’t he” (page 89) because the snowman is brown and has his body figure. Afterward, Jem covered the dirtman with snow to look like a snowman on the outside along with Ms. Maudie’s stolen hat and hedge-clippers, it looked like Ms.Maudie. This is where the author used the literary element of symbols to show a mixed-race person in the form of a dirt brown and snow white snowman. In the end, Jem and Scout learned a lesson in life metaphorically that whites and blacks can live together as shown the symbol of a mixed race
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