To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Test Question 1

As readers, we saw Scout mature and grow as our narorater and as a person. She learned many things, but also lost many things. As she grew up and changed, she began to see how things really were, and gained the knowledge of the pure hate that one man can show another.

Scout lost her innocence when she found this out. She began to see how cruel the world can be to someone who is a little different or strange. She saw this in the prejudice that was shown to Tom Robinson, Walter Cunningham, Miss Maudie and even herself.

She gained the wisdom of the world outside her back door and began to see how society works. Although this may not have been a good thing, she could now see how unimportant
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She also offers an unbiased opinion of the affairs of Maycomb, and doesn’t dwell on adult matters and make it boring.

Some disadvantages of picking Scout for the first person viewpoint were that even though she was smart, she didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about. She was too innocent and young to really grasp the point sometimes and tell us, the reader, about it.

The author did an excellent job of making the story somewhat easy to understand and fun to read. By picking a child to tell the story, it was easier to read between the lines and find the real meaning of what was being said.

If Lee had picked, say Atticus, we would not have heard the funny stories or about maybe even not have known who Boo Radley was at all! He would have dwelt on the trial part of it and used big words and made it boring! It would have been the same with any of the other characters, excepting maybe Dill and Jem.

But even Jem might have been too old to have ‘Childish Innocence”. The author, Harper Lee did an excellent job of picking the right person to narorate this great masterpiece.

To Kill a Mockingbird Test Question 3

‘ It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever

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