To Kill A Mockingbird: A Timeless Classic

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Why To Kill A Mockingbird is a timeless classic Through the story of, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a mostly a classic due to Lee’s usage of sensory details to immerse the reader and propel the story along along with using characterization to make characters more relatable but falls short on appealing to a middle and upper-class demographic instead of just a poorer group when talking about the Ewell family. It is important for stories to create a rich world because that is much more enjoyable and immersive for the readers. Rich worlds are one of the number one categories for not only good books but also classics. It is also crucial for a timeless classic to be relatable so that readers are able to get hooked on a story. This allows…show more content…
After Scout and Jem ask about Dolphus Raymond a white man who is attracted to African-American women they ask Calpurnia, their babysitter what a “mixed child” is. “‘What’s a mixed child?’ ‘half white, half colored’ … ‘They don’t belong … Colored folks won’t have em … White folks won’t have em’” (161). This is very relatable because of how many people experience discrimination and feel like they are unwanted. Similar to how “mixed children” are unwanted many children also feel unwanted. This commonality makes this story much more relatable to all the readers. That in turn can get readers more engrossed in a book. Readers are going to be more connected and affected by the characters and what happens to them. After and emotional court case the narrator gives context of the victim Mayella Ewell. “Maycomb’s Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was a [******] cabin” (???). This is semi-relatable because while many do live in extreme poverty it is harder to apply this to more middle class demographics. Because it is hard to imagine being that poor if you live in a nice suburban community. This makes the book not to relatable in the aspect. While this may still have a impact it doesn’t have quite the impact because many more privileged people in society have trouble imagining it. This makes it hard for them to have a deeper…show more content…
Devices are essential to a cohesive and detailed story because they get the story moving forward by conveying what a given scenario is and or looks like. This helps get readers connected and hooked to the story. Relatable characters are also important because they can create a personal connection between readers and the characters. Having more personal connections allows readers to view ideas from the characters point of view. To conclude TKAM is mostly a classic because of its intuitive usage of devices to create a rich story and usage of relatable characters to make readers establish personal connections with
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