To Kill A Mockingbird Point Of View Analysis

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A Study of Point of View

Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. This is important since perspective can affect the accuracy of the story for the reader. Biases, experiences, beliefs, and character interactions can all affect the first person narrator’s perspective as it is told throughout the story. Their perspective can also be viewed differently when compared to the narration or point of view of another character who has not had the same experiences. 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
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While Scout has a different point of view than the rest of her community, she doesn 't quite have the same knowledge as Aibileen. Aibileen has to deal with the wage gap every day, and it affects her life and her job. Scout, however, does not have this knowledge or experience. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout has no real experience with money. Due to her age, money is something she has had no real experience with, making her unaware of the black community’s income. This may be something she is able to assume however from seeing the black community and neighborhood as well as how much they struggle for money. Her minimal knowledge of it is not to be compared to Aibileen’s first hand experience with the wage gap between the

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