To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Analysis

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Essay 1 Date Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird “To kill a Mockingbird” is a novel in which Harper Lee, the author, presents forth various themes among them the unheard theme of social molarity. Harper dramatically uses a distinctive language through Scout, who is the narrator of the story to bring out the difficulties faced by children living in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Harper has dramatically displayed use of bildungsroman throughout the story; this helped to give the story a unique touch of a child’s view to bring out a different type of humor and wit. It has also used to develop and thrive the theme of morality in the society. Scout, being a child, she thinks the society is free of evil and it’s pure basically because she hasn’t been in contact with evil. Just like any other child she engages in several activities oblivious of the ramifications that follows. As a child she doesn’t understand the injustice that is enshrined the society and the glimmering racism. There is a continuous struggle between good and evil throughout the story, each part wanting to overcome another. The transition of Scout and Jen from childhood to adulthood forces them to live with the fact people can’t be purely good and also they aren’t purely evil. They have to learn and co-exist with both good and evil. But the line between good and evil is very thin and confusing for a coming to age child. For example, in the case of Tom,
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