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Point of View and Social Commentary in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: A discussion of Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", focusing on why Lee chose Scout as the narrator and the book's social commentary on Maycomb, Georgia.

I think that Harper Lee chose Scout as the narrator because he could portray more ideas through her maturing. Through Scout's maturing, the ideas of prejudice can be shown. Scout does not understand why some people are prejudiced against. This is because her father has taught her that prejudice is bad. She also learns the cruel side of prejudice when her father is called to defend Tom Robinson. The kids at school tease her about her father defending him and even call her and her father bad names. Her father then explains to her that these children have been brought up in an environment where blacks are of a lower social status.

She also learns that the town is prejudiced against "Boo" Radley as he and his family seldom interacts with the other people in town. They then make...

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