Harper ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Jean Louise Essay
II. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is told in first person point of view by Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.
1. The setting of the novel is Maycomb County, Alabama, in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Maycomb is a tranquil, old Southern town where rumors spread like wildfire, and everyone in the town knows the background and behavior of every family living there. Maycomb has a social hierarchy based on family background, and the African Americans in the community are at the bottom of the hierarchy. There is white supremacy along with prejudice and discrimination in Maycomb. As the novel takes place during the Great Depression, there is high poverty and an unemployment rate in the town.
2. The author uses imagery when she writes “In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square.” She is giving us a visual image of Maycomb to support the idea of Maycomb being a tired old town. She also uses imagery when she writes “At first we saw nothing but a kudzu-covered front porch, but a closer inspection revealed an arc of water descending from the leaves and splashing in the yellow circle of the street light, some ten feet from source to earth, it seemed to us.”
1. The protagonist of the story is Jean Louise Finch, who is better known as Scout Finch.
2. Scout Finch always tries…