To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: A Narrative Analysis

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When one thinks back to a story that they enjoy, there are usually a few key factors of a story that they enjoyed the most out of them. For some, they prefer the characters and their backstories while others prefer the description and detail put into both dialogue and exposition. And for many, no other book comes close to the detail and care put into its story than To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. For those who have forgotten some of the details of its story or have never partaken in reading it, To Kill A Mockingbird’s story follows the lives of the Finch family and their trials and tribulations throughout a 2-year period of their lives. The main character and narrator of the book Scout Finch recalls back on this period to tell a story of how her brother Jem breaks his arm, but the story is really set within all of the events leading up to Jem breaking his arm. Many people today still wonder how the book was able to create such a compelling but also classic narrative, but the reasons why are actually quite simple. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author masterfully creates and designs her lighthearted but also deep and thought-provoking story. She is able to create this complex narrative with sophisticated dialogue, language, and tone and mood. To begin, the dialogue spoken by the characters in the book is…show more content…
These key skills explain why Harper Lee was able to create such a spectacular narrative. But really, if one thinks carefully about this, these key narrative tools were able to save this critically acclaimed classic from attacking the issues of racism and prejudice head-on, but instead talk about them in a more subtle manner. This skillful writing was able to lift To Kill A Mockingbird up to the legendary status that is has rightfully earned up to this
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