Examples Of Points Of View In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you considered why you read books all the time? People read books because sometimes they want to learn about opinions from different peoples’ perspectives. In books, those different perspectives’ are called points of view (POVs). Whether it’s from the author’s perspective, the main character’s perspective, or from the narrator’s perspective, there are three kinds of points of view: first-person, third-person omniscient and third- person limited. The most important point of view, however, is first person, because the point of view is directly from an individual in the story, and you get to experience the full viewpoint of that person. We read three stories this year which explain first-person at its best. These include: To Kill a Mockingbird…show more content…
This book is narrated by “Scout” the main character, where the story is told from her eyes, telling what she saw and heard at the time and augmenting this narration with thoughts and assessments of her experiences. Lee was creative with first person by having Scout act like she was telling a story about her childhood. In fact, there were some parts in the book that made it clear to the reader that scout was narrating the story. For example, when Scout was outside and it was snowing, she “stuck out [her] tongue and caught a fat flake.” (66) This shows how Lee portrays an image into the readers mind how scout’s tongue got burn by the bitter coldness of the flake. Furthermore, when Scout learned about Hitler in class, he went to Atticus for comfort where she would think that,” there was something else wrong.” (249) Due to the fact that every time Scout asked Atticus about Hitler, he would respond in disgust. This shows how Lee better describes Scout as an individual who is curious about a lot of wonders about society. This goes to show you how Lee is one of few authors that can portray so many images from just
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