The Structure Of Parts One And Two Essay

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The Structure of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is unusual because it is divided into two parts. The first part starts from chapter one ending at chapter eleven, and the second part starts in chapter twelve than it ends in chapter thirty-one. Through this analytical essay the structure of the novel of parts one and two of To Kill a Mockingbird will be discussed. Parts one and two are connected, but include separate expositions, climaxes, and resolutions when referring to Freytag’s pyramid. Even though there are two parts the structure was purposely done this way so readers can understand key events in the story.

Most of the exposition for part one and two is the same, and can be found in the opening chapter of the text. Scout narrates , and gives us a description of the Finch family history. She adds to that the history of Maycomb,Alabama. Two characters are introduced to us; Dill ‘ the new guest at the Finch home, and Arthur Radley who becomes better known as “Boo Radley”. “But by the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions, and it was then that Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out.” (Lee.9). The exposition leads right into the rising action of the story.
The majority of the rising action has to do with the children’s attempts to finally see “Boo Radley”. They make a Radley game where they pretend to be the Radley family, along with getting into a raid on the back porch of Boo Radley’s home. The gifts that were found in…

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