The Literary Devices Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird contains many different literary devices that the author, Harper Lee, portrays throughout the book. The most abundant of the literary devices is the author’s use of theme. Some themes are more thoroughly extended upon and made detectable by Harper Lee. Although some examples of theme throughout the novel are very subtle, the ones described in this paper are the most easily detected and have the most accounts in the novel. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird the themes of prejudice, ignorance, and courage are frequently introduced and expanded upon through characters and situations alike. The theme of prejudice is very prevalent throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. Many scenes and character’s provoke the reader to realize the social injustice present in the Deep South and/or moreover the town of Maycomb (SWH 1). The setting also helps the reader to better understand the hardships and struggle that Atticus Finch, the lawyer in charge of the black male accused of raping a white woman, endures. Nobody in the town is free from prejudice. The three main forms of prejudice shown are towards the townspeople themselves, the class standing of the townspeople, and the African Americans that live in the town of Maycomb. The townspeople of Maycomb all share the judgmental attribute of prejudice. The main character that receives the largest amount of prejudice in the novel is Arthur “Boo” Radley. The townspeople of Maycomb create irrational ideas about what he…

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