Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird follows Scout and Jem impacted by their father’s radical views in the 1930s. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an iconic story with a great deal of dialogue. The dialogue and dialect in this story helps to reveal who the characters are. Dialect and dialogue in life help to create an image of a person as it does in fiction. Harper Lee uses dialogue and dialect to help bring her characters to life. Miss Maudie is depicted as selfless and educated. The same method also brings Calpurnia to life with the traits as accepting and protective. It also explores Atticus as wise and understanding man.
Harper Lee develops Miss Maudie as a selfless educated woman through her dialogue and dialect. Miss Maudie faces her house being set aflame. Fire destroys her home and injures a neighbor Miss Maudie speaks with Scout and Jem about it. “‘Only thing I worried about last night was all the danger and commotion it caused. This whole neighborhood could have gone up. Mr. Avery’ll be in bed for a week - he’s right stove up’“ (Lee 73). Miss Maudie has lost her home, a home she has lived in for years and she only cares about the danger and trouble it causes her neighbors. She choses to worry about them instead of pity herself in that moment. In another instance dialogue and dialect are used to develop Miss Maudie as a character. Scout asks Miss Maudie what her father means when he says “‘But remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’”(Lee 90). Miss Maudie responds with…

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