Motifs In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“(Kids) don’t remember what you try to teach them they remember what you are.”- Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider. There are many motifs and lessons to be learned from To Kill A Mockingbird. The entire book was written from the point of view of the main protagonist, Scout. The author, Harper Lee, was well beyond the age of an adult at the time of publishing. Throughout the entire book there is a constant motif of symbolism in relation to the title among others, including the injustice of society. Harper Lee chose to write To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a child from the perspective of an adult reminiscing because she wanted to straightforwardly address the injustices of society, justify the reliability of Scout 's accounts, and to implicate the growth and development of Scout first-handedly. As a child without much "hard" evidence on certain situations, Scout is left to draw her own conclusions. Harper Lee chose to write from Scout 's current perspective as a way to get a reader out of their own…show more content…
As an instrument of writing, Harper Lee composed the events taken place in To Kill a Mockingbird from the perspective of the main protagonist, Scout, to disambiguate directly the unfair society, validate the truthfulness of the narration, and to further recognised the growing maturity of Scout in the first person. Throughout reading one may recognize different motifs and recurring symbolism, learn an overall lesson, and become further acknowledge in American history. To Kill a Mockingbird may not appeal to all audiences at first but carries and sense of allure when being read. Even if one were not to favor it after having read it, there are still benefits to reading it. One of the benefits is the ability to be in a childlike atmosphere in a much different time period. It was once said, “Children are sponges, soaking up every verbal and nonverbal interaction.” -Asa Don Brown. Scout, in this case, was a sponge worthy of
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