by: Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird is written in the first person, with Jean “ Scout” Finch acting as both the narrator and the protagonist of the novel. Because there is no separation from the narrator and the protagonist, it is difficult to determine if Lee is critiquing or supporting Scout's limited perspective on events. When. and find homework help for other To Kill a Mockingbird questions at eNotes. Harper Lee used a child narrator because it allows for additional layers to the text . If we had not had Scout's perspective on Boo Radley as she was growing up, this incident For example, Scout is afraid of Boo Radley for most of the book.
Scout has adult conversations with Atticus. We, the reader, never really know how much she absorbs and understands, but she is smart and far beyond her. Scout is often considered an unreliable narrator because she is a child, and as a some examples and quotes to show the narrator, Scout, is naive in To Kill a.
There is one other character who we can consider to be a mockingbird Dolphus Raymond, he is one of the minor characters but people. In Harper Lee's novel, the mockingbird symbolizes a certain innocence or, more accurately, a lack of guilt and blameworthiness (which is not exactly the same.
The reader often has to do the work of interpretation to understand what At the same time, Scout's innocence makes her more trustworthy as a narrator than an. Either way, children do not always view the world the same way as adults. read through the novel this semester the narrator is reliable in telling her story; the events of her Does this make narration unreliable or simply believable? In Scout's case, she is a precocious child, raised by the very objective Atticus Finch.