Literary Features: to Kill a Mocking Bird

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Literary Features: To Kill a Mocking Bird The novel takes place in the South of Alabama during the 1930’s. It depicts on the pride and prejudice people of Maycomb. To kill a Mockingbird utilizes many literary devices. In the novel characters face many conflicts, including internal and external. The point of view narrated by Scout, a six-year old girl. The author choses to use a child to allow her readers you to anticipate Scout’s naïve perspective on her town that will gradually sully into corruption. Through Scout’s point of view she narrates the evil and terror being done by racism and judgment. The novel is based on the defilement and damage of one’s purity and integrity. The story of another human beings mortality tarnished from the judgment of other’s. The allusion of fear used as a façade for hatred. Harper Lee wrote many allusions in her novel but she uses them as metaphors to dramatize his story and symbolism to depict his initial statement or lesson. The author often compares his characters throughout the story using similes and alliteration. The title of the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird represents symbolism. The Mockingbird is depicted, as an innocent and harmless creature. It itself is used as a metaphor for the innocence in the children and on Maycomb’s prejudice views of the Negros. Mockingbirds are an important aspect in the scene when Jem and Scout first receive their air riffles. Atticus states, "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." In his statement he is showing a sign of allegory. In this narrative it involves the characters and events that symbolize the abstract idea and event-taking place. Chapter 1 depicts foreshadowing by implementing events that will later on take place in the novel. The
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