To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Karim Chandra

Overview
Author
Harper Lee
Year Published
1960
Type
Novel
Genre
Tragedy
Perspective and Narrator
To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated in Scout Finch's point of view; in the first person. As the novel starts, Scout, a six-year-old tomboy girl is living in Great Depression-era Alabama. She gives her opinion about the relations in the Maycomb community, both social and racial relations. Her innocence adds quality and tenderness to the story, and she provides enough information to the readers though she does not understand exactly what is going on around her. Her level of understanding is enough to make someone interpret the situation. The novel, in spite of being in the first person, is written in past tense.
Tense
Past
About the Title
Although To Kill a Mockingbird does not have a direct interpretation, Mockingbird symbolizes innocence.
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