To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Through To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches us the righteousness of empathy. Harper Lee's technique of writing with Christian beliefs weaved through emphasizes the story's moral. It is through Scout, the young dynamic and protagonist, that Lee opens the reader's eyes to a realistic world of prejudice and inequality during the 1930s. While narrating in first person, Lee further details her novel with the setting and use of style and diction. Though introducing many characters throughout the novel, it is through Lee's static character, Atticus Finch, that she further helps teach her readers life lessons, one being empathy. Lee uses a few of her characters to teach about open-mindedness. Scout first learns about open-mindedness after the…show more content…
Lee's use of personifications aids in imagery, such as when Scout criticizes the way Walter eats in chapter 3 saying "he's gone and drowned his dinner in syrup," this further exaggerates and helps the reader visualize. Scout is told not to act "high and mighty," but treat her company with respect as said in Romans 12:16, "Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits." Lee refers to Genesis 1:27, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them," when Scout and her brother, Jem discuss stereotypes and inequality in chapter 23. Jem clearly states that there 4 types of people; "the ordinary kind," "the kind like the Cunninghams," "the kind like the Ewells," "and the Negroes." To which Scout replies, "Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks.

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