When looking at a story, a child can often reveal oversights that an adult can not. Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, uses her characters of Scout, Miss. Caroline, Calpurnia, and Mr. Dolphus Raymond to highlight an outside view of adult community through Scout’s narration. In the book, Scout encounters three situations where her child perspective shapes how the reader understands and interprets these adult situations: Calpurnia’s change in demeanour when at the Negro church, Miss.
Scout and Calpurnia created a connection to the famous reality figure Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks fought for desegregation in the southern states in 1955. Parks quickly became an icon of collective resistance by refusing to forfeit her seat to a white passenger on board at Montgomery. This situation was similar to Scout and Calpurnia’s positive defense against the Jim Crow laws. Scout changed the men’s mind who were against Atticus and tried to lynch Tom Robinson.
Everybody is given the stairs of maturity. The durability, the length, and the height of it vary from stairs to stairs. Unlike ordinary stairs, each step could take a day or years to climb up, and it is up to them if they will overcome it slowly, take a break, or come down with exhaustion. Though, how a person is able to climb up the stairs, isn’t random. It is dependent on their life experiences and the lessons from them.
Harper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird in 1960. The novel is based on prejudice life in the 30’s, a time when people discriminated others for being different and judged people based on who they are on the outside and not the inside. Many people were unaware of these prejudices at this time, which is why Harper Lee wrote this book: to bring awareness of these unfair injustices. As Scout is exposed to hatred and prejudicial views she matures throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird.
Vadim Torchillo Period: 2 4/27/17 Mrs. Tucker Final Draft - TKAM Literary Analysis Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was born on April 28, 1926. She was born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama. She published To Kill a Mockingbird on July 11, 1960. Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer prize for her first and only novel.
Breaking Social Norms In To Kill A Mockingbird In To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Lee depicts the main character Scout Finch as the primary feminist who defies social norms despite several influences in Maycomb County. Scout displays her feminist qualities throughout several occurrences in the novel. She continues to stay true to herself and fights for how she desires to act, while occasionally experimenting with her femininity.
Commonly, everyone thinks that the age that kids start to show personality traits that corresponds with an adult is between 14-20. Growing up and becoming an adult is a hard thing to do, but it is also one of the hardest things in life. Many authors use this concept as a main idea in their novels. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author expresses the responsibilities of being an adult and maturity, by the way the main characters develop throughout the story. Many kids today deal with the same problems that Scout and Jem do.
1. On the first page of the story, we get the feeling that the novel will involve a flashback. Explain how you think Scout telling the story when she’s several years older enhances the meaning behind the events.
A person 's perspective can easily be altered by the smallest things, whether it’s a simple gesture or something more. A person 's perspective changes either for the good or the bad, and that all depends on your actions. Whether or not what you do is necessarily bad or good it may still have a great impact. Children are more affected by this because they see the world and society as something great and beautiful and once they are exposed to the darkness that lies in part of our society they start to see the world as an awful place when truly, it’s not. There is a lot of darkness and evil that is present in today’s society
The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” was written by Harper Lee and first published on 11 July 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1961. The novel is about Jean Louise Finch or better known as Scout, reminiscing a time in her childhood that not only change her life but her entire family’s life too. From her father, Atticus having to defend an innocent Negro man being accused of rape to almost being kill with her brother on the way home from a school play and being saved by an unexpected hero. The literary element I have chosen to analyse in the novel is the characters of the story. The first character in the book that we are introduce to is of course the protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.