To Kill A Mockingbird Is Told Through The Eyes Of Scout, A Young Girl. How Does Telling This Story Through The Eyes Of A Child Make It More Powerful?

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In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the story is told by a young girl called Jean-Louise Finch but also known as Scout aged five at the start of the book almost turning six who in the book is quite unique as she could read at the age of six and understand her fathers profession as a lawyer. The story is about Scout growing up in the southern state of Alabama in a small town called Maycomb with her brother Jem and her father called Atticus who is the lawyer. The main theme of the book is about Atticus defending a black man called Tom Robinson and he is accused of raping a white girl called Mayella Ewell and how it affects her, in the book she learns about racism and prejudice and the struggle of black men in life and she also learns about the ways of life and family traditions. The book is set in the late 1930’s so racial discrimination is at its peak in the southern states of America.
I feel that because Scout is telling the story makes it more powerful because it gives a sense of innocence as the world is metaphorically blowing up because she does not fully understand what is going and why because at the start of the book, she has not experience the world and the bad in it unlike Atticus and in some cases Jem because she is so young and innocence but as she has he first contact of the Tom Robinson case she starts to learn but about the world and the ways she describes her experiences make it heart warming for the reader like the time where she is at the cell where Tom Robinson is and the gang are there to kill him but Scout says to Walter Cunninghams dad,
“Don’t you remember me Mr Cunningham? I’m Jean Louise Finch. You brought some hickory nuts one early morning, remember? We had a talk. I went and got my daddy to come out and say thank you. I go to school with you boy. I go to school with Walter; he’s a nice boy.”
Also it has its advantages like when she is with Dill or Jem playing or hatching a scheme of some sorts like trying to get Boo Radley to come out or something like that. In the book a main player is Atticus because of the Tom Robinson case but also he plays a large part because he is Scouts father so there are a lot of meaningful conversations between them and so you get some great Scout quotes like
“You never went to school and you do all right, so I’ll stay at home too. You can teach me line Grand-daddy taught you ‘n’ Uncle Jack”.
This quote is only meant to be a young girl trying to get out of school but it means more because her dad and uncle didn’t go and she...

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