Always remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t always the way they actually are. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses a child as the narrator which basically r changes the way we receive information about the other characters and how the reader feel about them The novel takes place in southern Alabama, in the early 1930’s, when segregation and The Great Depression were occurring. Scout, a young girl who described most of the characters on the novel through her point of view, opinions, and stories. Her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer from Maycomb who tried to defend a black man in a court, of a crime that he hasn’t done.
Harper Lee uses Boo Radley to show that we cannot judge anyone by what we heard or our point of view or without knowing the whole story about them. In the novel Harper Lee uses Scout’s description about Boo Radley to show how scout was making a preimage of a person using what she heard from people and trough her point of view even though she has never ever seen Boo before ” Boo was about six – and- a-half feet tall, judging his track; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained — if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten, his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time ( p 13).
Boo Radley was one of the mockingbirds on the novel, who is shut up in his house throughout the novel. Boo was discriminated and mocked by people of Maycomb. He was described as a monster who eats cats and squirrels, which was not the case. Boo got into trouble with the cops when he was young and his father decided to keep him in the house. Lee dropped little hints that proved that he was innocent which makes him a mockingbird.
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