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. The novel, ”To Kill A Mockingbird”, is about growing up. Jean Louise Finch, most commonly known as Scout, is the protagonist and narrator of the story. She talks about her life as a kid growing up with her brother Jem, her father Atticus, and the rest of the neighborhood. We see Scout go through challenges with her friends and family as she develops and matures.
Moreover, after fourteen chapters, the theme of the first half of “To Kill The Mockingbird” is the lost of innocence in childhood and the conflict is about the children versus the adults. Starting with the theme, every child in the world should deserve to get a pretty, peaceful, and warming childhood. But in the Maycomb County, some children aren’t. The lost of innocence appears oftentimes. At the Finch family, Jean Louise Finch or Scout and Jem Finch were the two children of Atticus Finch.
Leah Zanin Literature 8A 3/8/18 Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Grand Central, 1982 To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It is about Scout, a six year old girl, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930’s. The book talks about how Scout learns about racism and the importance of being accepting of all people.
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
I like the way the story ended, that Scout starts to explain the circumstances that led to the broken arm of her older brother, Jem, and that the last chapters of the story are of her and Jem being attacked, and coming back to how Jem has a broken arm. The book doesn’t make a return to the adult Scout for closing narration though. The novel closes with her falling asleep as Atticus reads to her. Which I like as well, I find this image of Scout as Atticus’s baby child is fitting, because while she has grown up quite a bit throughout the novel, she is still is only eight years
Set in rural Alabama in the 1930s, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, focuses on the events experienced and seen through the eyes of a young girl growing up in Maycomb County, a seemingly sleepy town. Meanwhile, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie, concentrates on an adolescent boy’s experiences as a Native American living in a reservation during the early 2000s. Although the two award winning books seem to differ entirely with time period and personality of characters, it is apparent that these two books share similar concepts about community and how individualism impacts the whole. The similar idea shared between the two books is first cultivated in To Kill a Mockingbird when the readers learn that although Miss Maudie, a powerful, female role model to Scout, loves everything God has created, she hates a type of weed called nutgrass. ‘If she found a blade of nutgrass in her yard… she swooped down upon it with a tin tub and subjected it to blasts from beneath with a poisonous substance’ (Lee 42).
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird it represents a bildungsroman due to the narrator Scout maturing and growing up throughout the book. The book was written in the 30’s but was published in the 60’s, this book showed people to treat everyone the same and be equal.It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they are harmless birds who just sing for us. They don’t do anything bad like making nests or anything. A mockingbird resembles an innocent victim who doesn’t do anything wrong and are essentially there to make the world a better place by doing good for others. Tom and Boo represent a mockingbird because they are accused of many bad things but in reality the rumors aren’t true and they’re actually innocent victims.
I like this book because it shows certain problematic topics in society that are still present. I will definitely recommend this book to other because I believe that there isn´t bad points on its structure, instead, the good points are that express or reflects the attitude and ideas of each of the characters and tells in detail the environment, along with the mood around the
Also, Scout her brother, and cousin are trying to figure out who Boo Radley is. This is an important part of them growing up. This is significance to read because the novel shows how we not supposed to be racist and treat others with respect. That is what Atticus is trying to show Scout and Jem throughout the book. Harper Lee 's personal life connects greatly to her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Harper Lee makes a lot of connections to events in America’s history in order to write To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a story that follows the protagonist, Jean Louise Finch, Scout and her family in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Scout lives at home with her dad Atticus and her older brother Jem. One real life connection Lee makes in her book is to World War ll. She makes it clear that her book was set in the 1930s, which was when the war began to brew.