To Kill A Mockingbird Somber Imagery Analysis

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s use of somber imagery and melancholy details produce a bittersweet feeling and reveal that the key to understanding each other is to reflect on one another’s unique problems. Boo does not appear to be a happy person. When Scout observes his features, she notes that “his gray eyes were so colorless” she “thought he was blind" (Lee 362). This use of somber imagery in the description of Boo makes him seem gloomy and downhearted. The absence of color in Boo’s eyes hint that he hasn’t been able to experience most joys in life. His depressing face shows the weariness and sadness he carries from past misfortunes. Scout sees his weariness and realizes that living Boo’s life would be difficult

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