To Kill A Mocking Bird Analysis

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Both The Secret Garden and To Kill a Mocking Bird are Bildungsromane. They narrate the psychological and moral growth of two young girls, Mary Lennox and Jean Louise Finch (Scout). The Secret Garden adapts a third person omniscient point of view approach where the narrator scrutinizes the characters, and narrates the story in a way that shows the readers that she has more knowledge about characters than they have knowledge about themselves. To Kill a Mocking Bird, on the other hand, is written based on the first person point of view where Scout Finch, the protagonist is also the narrator of the novel. The grown up Scout writes the story by recalling her reminiscences and experiences that she had when she was still a young, naïve girl.
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By reading The Secret Garden, we witness how Mary morphs from a cantankerous, solitary and hateful mistress to a loving, forgiving and gregarious young lady. When the ten-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, Mr. Archibald Craven on the North York moors in Yorkshire, everybody agree that she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. Her puny little body is made worse with the sour expression and petulant personality. She lives in her own world, keeping all her thoughts to herself until she discovers the secret garden in Misselthwaite Manor. When Mary finds the secret garden of the mansion, she starts a process of regeneration that heals her emotional wounds. Mary’s regeneration is her ability to build relationships with others: to become socialized. Mary develops a special bond with Martha Sowerby, the young housemaid after having numerous conversations with her. She realizes she is able to like people and likeable by others. For instance, she likes Dickon and Susan even before she meets them. She is beamed with excitement the moment Dickon tells her that he and the robin likes her. She even counts for the amount of people who …show more content…
However, as the time goes by, we can see that she evolves into an understanding woman who knows how to look into matters from different perspectives. As a child, she is insensitive to other’s feeling. Jem, who is four years older than her, hushes her when she insists Dill to tell her about his father even though he is reluctant. Another incident to prove her thoughtlessness is when she informs Miss Caroline that Walter is one of the Cunninghams and he is too poor to pay back anyone’s help; that’s why he rejects the quarter offered by her. From the incident of Miss Caroline warns Scout to stop learning reading and writing outside the classroom, the bluntness of her is shown. She addresses her teacher as the damn lady and at the same time, adding a new grudge against Calpurnia, who home-schools her before she attends the formal school. Her boyishness is portrayed when she describes catching Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard and rubbing his nose in the dirt gives her some

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