A woman named Harper Lee wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird”, which about the life of two siblings, Jem and Scout Finch, and their experiences in the eventful Maycomb County. It is written in the perspective of Scout. It is important that it is written in first person narrative because it emphasizes on the characters. Unlike third person omniscient, first person narrative shows the reader the truth of the character, which is very important when you want to see flesh in the developing character. Reading in first person narrative allows the readers to engage with the characters better and that is experienced with Scout while reading this great piece of literature.
(Lee, 13-14) Jem and Scout really didn’t know what to think, because they had not yet had first-hand experience with him. Walking by the Radley yard, Scout said that when she passed the Radley house for the fourth time in a single day, her gloom deepened to match the dark house. (Lee, 37) She was frightened by Boo, and hearing rumors like “Mr. Radley shot a negro in his collard patch.” (Lee, 72) made the two siblings even more wary about Boo Radley, and lead them to believe he was possibly a little dangerous. This is when their
To Kill a Mockingbird is a heroic tale of leadership and empathy to others. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. This is a story about a little girl named Scout and her childhood adventures that taught her valuable life lessons. When those lessons are put to the test her family must come together as strong as ever make it through. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird empathy plays a big role in the character’s lives.
In one of the flashback section the author remembers a time where they should have escaped but reassured by just saying “It will all be fine.” There situation was looking really bad and they both know what was coming, while all this happened they didn’t do anything. Concludently Their benighted realization of the urgency of their situation made them an attempted of a last minute escape imposible. In conclusion to this her ignorance to graph her past seems to get in her way. She seems to worry about her past instead of looking at the future, “...Day by day, night by night he recedes, and i become more faithless,”(Atwood p.261-262). Here a wall is built
The opinions of the narrator throughout the story and the different events that happen can affect the reader 's view of the topic that is being discussed. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the narrator is Scout Finch, a ten year old girl who lives in a racist white community but is not racist herself. In comparison, the movie, The Help, with the book written by Kathryn Stockett, is told from the point of view of Aibileen Clark, who is a black woman working as a maid in her 50s. A theme within both that is portrayed differently from each character 's point of view is the topic of racism. Scout experiences racism in her community by being able to witness how prejudice can control the
I told Maria and Rosa that they were being so unreasonable by keeping quiet and just thinking that I didn’t want to show up. At the end we stayed friends, but it is not the same like before because the trust is not there. This illustrates how easily a simple misunderstanding can escalate into a conflict between friends. Good friends are expected to be reliable, willing to listen, caring and supportive. Friends should be able to work through what ever problems no matter what.
Even though Scout seems to be unfamiliar with how to act around other people when they are going through certain hardships, she began studying Atticus in an attempt to learn how to convey empathy. Scout says to her brother Jem “‘ Do you itch Jem’ I asked as politely as I could (Lee 71).” Scout is making a great effort to show empathy toward Jem for what he is going through. She has been observing what Atticus says and does intently during these situations. In a previous chapter Atticus spoke to Scout about not being so tough on Jem and encouraged her to show some empathy for what he is experiencing. When Jem and Scout are reading to Mrs. Dubose she mentions “ In the corner of the room was a brass bed, and in the bed was Mrs. Dubose.
Most authors write about characters that can be related to by the reader. To make readers able to connect more, the author has to make the character more realistic which means giving a character a flaw. The following books, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Odyssey and Of Mice and Men, are books we focused on this year and they all represented characters with flaws that the readers were able to identify and relate to. Boo Radley, Odysseus and Lennie were characters in the books that have flaws, but have good intentions. To Kill A Mockingbird, is a book that focuses on a town that faces racism.
All throughout their journey, Jem and Scout are unknowingly encountering symbols throughout the year and a half the story takes place. Harper Lee uses the literary device of symbolism in a multitude of situations to entice readers to not evaluate these instances at face value but to analyze every case critically in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird so that they can see the complete picture.
To understand an individual, it is necessary to place ourselves in their shoes. In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, the author addresses the need for human understanding in order to destroy the evils of racial prejudice. Scout, the main character, is the representation of innocence due to being a pure, young girl who views her surroundings with an untainted perspective. She is inclined to consider people’s point of view in order to understand them. She is taught this by her father, Atticus, who risks everything as a lawyer to defend a black man who is accused for a crime that he did not commit.