By Alexandra Solorzano 2nd Block
The thing that makes To Kill A Mockingbird unique from other historic fictions is Lee’s choice of making this story from the perspective of a child. The character we see this story unfold through is Jean Louis. This character is more commonly known as Scout she is around nine years old and doesn’t quite understand well why things seem to be as they are and may have her own ideas. This gives the story a whole new different twist and makes it more entertaining.
Boo Radley is a character that is introduced early in the novel. He is seen as the neighborhood monster/freak or at least according to Scout he is. While others may think of Boo as a troubled child Scout, Jem and Dill see him as an opening to a mysterious world. From the beginning of the book there already was an obsession and interest in Boo. “ I won’t say you ran out on a dare an I’ll swap you The Gray Ghost if you go up and touch the house.” (Lee, 18) Also carrying on their obsession all they can think about it is Book Radley , that they even reached to the point reenacting his life for a while. “ As the summer progressed so did our game. We polished it and perfected it, added dialog and plot until we had manufactured a small play upon which we rang changed every day”(Lee 52). Everything that happened through out the story wouldn’t even have been included if it wasn’t for Scout. Another such as her father would not waste but time and effort on him. “ You stop this nonsense right now, every one of you!’ (Lee 65)
The court case is another time when one could truly enjoy the Scouts mind. Scout witnessed the court with not one clue of what the case was about. Thus coming with a subjective point of view letting the reader decide what side he/she can choose. Now this would be different if this were a white towns person, or a black towns person. Even by seeing the case by another character such as Atticus already changed a lot. First and foremost you would everything in a more formal and constructed way with much more detail. Another thing is that Scout as a child also may pay more attention to little things adults wont even give a double take. ”A jury never looks at a defendant it has convicted and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson.” (Lee 282)
Although Scout is a little girl, through out the novel readers can grow attached to her and see the drastic changes she has made. Scout’s character starts to mature more and understand a little more the type of society she lives in. She starts to realize that some of the things that were important to her in the beginning don’t make much sense anymore. By the end of the book, Scout realizes that Book Radley isn’t some weird…