Critical Analysis of To Kill A Mockingbird

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Critical Analysis of To Kill A Mockingbird The relationship between form and content in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird can be analyzed by studying the narrative point of view, extended metaphor, tone, and irony. The novel tells a story through the eyes of a girl named Scout. The story takes place during the Great Depression. Morality and human dignity are examined. Scout is the narrator of the story. Scout, being a child, makes the …

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…Boo Radley has saved Jem and Scout there is a discussion about whether or not Boo Radley should be prosecuted for killing Bob Ewell, and Scout says "Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?" The form of the story is a novel. The novel's tone is light because of it being told by a child but the subject matter is serious. By Lee using Scout as the narrator, irony is established.