Theme Of Point Of View In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Harper 39) This quote tells us that you do not understand everything from only one point of view. The literary elements, settings and point of view are used in the novel to create the theme of moral courage. To Kill A MockingBird , is about a small town in Alabama taking place during the Great Depression. In the novel To Kill A MockingBird, Harper Lee uses setting and Point of view to convey the theme of moral courage. Point of view is used to help develop moral courage. In the novel To Kill A MockingBird, Scout is narrating the book. She starts off as a young child and naive to everything going on in her town. An example of this is when she…show more content…
He has his own beliefs on the rights of the African American community and teaches his kids the rights and the wrongs of the world. Atticus stands up against the community when he goes to the jailhouse by himself to protect Tom Robinson. “You can turn around and go home again, Walter” (Harper 202) This quote shows that everybody in the community stood against Atticus while he went to the courthouse to protect someone’s life regardless of their skin color. To Kill A MockingBird uses point of view and setting in different ways to help progress the theme of moral courage. Point of view is very important in the development of the theme of moral courage because we see Scout as an innocent child whose morality has not been tampered with but then we see that she is growing up and so are her ideas. Scout has to stand up for what she believes in and it is hard for her to do that when she lives in such a one minded community. The setting leads to moral courage because the people of Maycomb decide what everyone should think so it is hard for someone to go against the
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