To Kill A Mockingbird Structure Analysis

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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
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Boo Radley, then finally shows up to save the children; he’s fatally stabs Bob Ewell to do so. The sheriff protects Boo by saying Bob Ewell tripped and fell on his own knife. “I may not be much, Mr. Finch but I’m still sheriff of Maycomb County and Bob Ewell fell on his knife. Good night, sir.”(Lee.276) Boo Radley has a few words with Scout and then she never sees him again.

In conclusion i think that Harper Lee’s structure of To Kill a Mockingbird is different than the usual structure of a reading book. The text is divided into two parts; part one introduces the characters and setting. With the knowledge I gained from part one, I was able to get a better context of whats going on in part two. Harper Lee’s structure of To Kill a Mockingbird is distinct, but she uses it to establish and develop key ideas and

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