To Kill A Mockingbird Narrative Voice Essay

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As a reader, it is important to be aware of the impact of the narrative voice in a text. Discuss in relation to the narrative voice in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, there are 3 narrative voices who are telling the story. A 6 year old girl named Scout, the same girl but as an adult named Jean Louise, and the author of the book who is Harper Lee. Each narrator tell the story differently, from their own point of view. Scout is telling the story in Hirst person, she uses ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘us’, and ‘we’ to help explain each situation. In page one of chapter 9, Scout says “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me Highting any more; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be.” This quote explains how Scout is a narrative voice in ‘To…show more content…
She interprets her point of view by saying what exactly happened at the time, because her point of view is from the past, not present. The reader should know when the Narrator is Jean Louise or Scout, because Jean Louise uses technical language of which a 6 year old wouldn’t use when speaking, and Scout uses pronouns to help explain her side of the story. In page one of chapter 11, Jean Louise says “When we were small, Jem and I conHined our activities to the southern neighborhood, but when I was well into the second grade at school and tormenting Boo Radley became passé, the business section of Maycomb drew us frequently up the street past the real property of Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. It was impossible to go to town without passing her house unless we wished to walk a mile out of the way. Previous minor encounters with her left me with no desire for more, but Jem said I had to grow up some time.” This quote interprets how Jean Louise’s narrative voice is different compared to Scout and Harper Lee’s narrative

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