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ËœTo Kill a Mockingbird' is a famed novel written by Harper Lee. It is no lightweight paperback that we pick up for fun, it is a serious novel with thematic concerns ranging from racial discrimination to prejudice to courage. With a plot that weaves around these weighty issues, this novel could have either confused or bored its reader to bits. However, it does not, and it is probably due to the skills and techniques by which Lee used to tell her story.
The narrative technique employed by Lee in this novel is the first person narrator stance with Jean Louise Finch's (the protagonist's) point of view. By definition, the first-person narrator technique refers to the method that is applied by having a major character relating his or her story. In this case, Jean Louise Finch, hereafter known as Scout, narrates of her experience during a particularly tumultuous time in her hometown, Maycomb. Point of view refers to the voice used by the author to tell the story and in this novel, Lee uses Scout's voice.
This is actually a very unique because Scout was just a child for most parts of the novel. To have such a weighty story told through the voice of a child presents a whole new perspective to us jaded... Continue Reading