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Although the matters such as racism or lack of education may be considered very serious subjects Harper Lee has some humor in her book To Kill a Mockingbird It shouldnt mean that she was uncritical of such matters as prejudice or a poor educational system but that she is implying her main point particularly Interestingly she chose her narrator the book is written in first-person narrative to be a 6 years-old girl named Scout full of curiosity and excitement for adventure Scout is not a reliable narrator yet through her words its easier for a reader to make up his own opinion about those issues she doesnt judge the events in the story but only tells the side she witnesses Also her lack of understanding sets the reader guessing about what other characters are experiencing or what will occur later in the novel Similarly the authors descriptive paragraphs foreshadow the outcome of the prior situations Furthemore Harper Lee portrays humor with tragedy of the 1930s decade time of depression sexism and racism For instance when Scout scares away a mob wanting to lynch the defendant in one of her fathers major trials it sounds hilarious but there is a deeper understanding of this event Scouts father said So it took an eight-year-old to bring em to their sensesthat proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped simply because theyre still human Such a vivid explanation sets the reader to think more critically about the theme than just quickly go through the chapters of the book In all Lee does portray a lot of important issues in her story and advocates them through the personal experiences of the narrator The book though only fiction reflects many realistic problems in society at that time period however it is a fun reading experience for everyone It is The Timeless Classic of Growing Up and the Human Dignity That Unites Us All
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