Book Report On ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

3277 Words Aug 26th, 2014 14 Pages
Anmarie Deyl
English 10 Honors
23 June 2014

Summer Journal Entry: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Chapter 1- The foundation of Maycomb Proceeding to read and slowly unravel the story within the text was something that clearly required focus to understand Harper Lee’s message, which was one that has yet to be understood in this point in time. However, as I found myself analyzing the story, I begin to discover the foundation that Harper Lee’s story builds from. She chooses to tell this story through Scout’s perspective, which often fluctuates from her childish perspective into a more adult view as she appears to be reflecting on the story’s events some time after they have occurred. Thinking about the way Harper Lee chooses the perspective the story will be told from, I’ve come to have some understanding in regards to how this may be important after all. I found that Scout’s childish perspective helps me, the reader, in a way where I can have an understanding of these events unfolding, while Scout’s adult perspective in recollecting the events show her own growth throughout a period of time after these events. In addition, the passage at times leads into her recollecting events that may have been significant for her.
The passage presents an instance where I could identify her shift into her adult perspective as it’s clear that it’s a recollection of an event rather than the experience of a young girl. For instance, I believe Scout saying that, “Maycomb was an old…
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