To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is a novel that helps us view the world from a new perspective, by showing the audience that there is more to a person (or place) other than its outer appearance. Through great courage and empathy, we can build a picture and conclude that there are various dimensions that lie beyond a first glance. Through characters empathizing with one another, Harper Lee not only constructs a better image for the audience but shows them how there is more beneath a surface. By getting the characters to build an understanding for one another, we learn from watching their perspectives and their choices- how there are extra details that are missed. Maycomb is a small town that, at first, seemed like a very pleasant place. Everyone knew each other, they spoke casually like neighbours and it seemed like a perfect town. There was the typical old grumpy lady around the corner, the poor family, the outcasts, the spooks of the town- a good variation and everyone had a solid reputation. In the novel the narrator is Scout, a child. This helps us to fully grasp the knowledge about each and every character, as she learns about what is hidden, we do too. In one scene, Scout complains about Mrs Dubose being too cranky and how what she says is awfully nasty. While trying to explain Mrs Dubose’s condition Atticus gives Scout a piece of moral advice, saying that ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his

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