To Kill a Mockingbird

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o kill a mockingbird * ------------------------------------------------- NARRATOR IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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Take turns reading the passage from To Kill a Mockingbird out loud to each other (from chapter 17, pp. 186-18 9) √
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What kind of narrator do we find in this extract – and thus in the entire novel? How can you tell?

Ar first we thought the narrator was omniscient, but we later figured that since the narrator talks directly to us, as if we was right in front of him/her, it would be a obtrusive third-person narrator. We can tell that from the quote:

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“We also saw no resemblance to his namesake. A shock of wispy new-washed hair stood up from his forehead; his nose was thin, pointed, and shiny; he had no chin to speak of-it seemed to be part of his creepy neck”. * -------------------------------------------------



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What is the effect of this type of narrator in the passage? * -------------------------------------------------
Intimacy.

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What is the effect of this type of narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird as a whole? i. -------------------------------------------------

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From Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird (chapter 17)
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Atticus sat down and nodded to the circuit solicitor, who shook his head at the judge, who nodded to Mr. Tate, who rose stiffly and stepped down from the witness stand. * -------------------------------------------------

Below us, heads turned, feet scraped the floor, babies were shifted to shoulders, and a few children scampered out of the courtroom. The Negroes behind us whispered softly among themselves; Dill was asking Reverend Sykes what it was all about, but Reverend Sykes said he didn't know. So far, things were utterly dull: nobody had thundered, there were no arguments between opposing counsel, there was no drama; a grave disappointment to all present, it seemed. Atticus was proceeding amiably, as if he were involved in a title dispute. With his infinite capacity for calming turbulent seas, he could make a rape case as dry as a sermon. Gone was the terror in my mind of stale whiskey and barnyard smells, of sleepy-eyed sullen men, of a husky voice calling in the night, "Mr. Finch? They gone?" Our nightmare had gone with daylight; everything would come out all right. * -------------------------------------------------

All the spectators were as relaxed as Judge Taylor, except Jem. His mouth was twisted into a purposeful half-grin, and his eyes happy about, and he said something about corroborating evidence, which made me sure he was showing off. * -------------------------------------------------

". . . Robert E. Lee Ewell!"
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In answer to the clerk's booming voice, a little bantam cock of a man rose and strutted to the stand, the back of his neck reddening at the sound of his name. When he turned around to take the oath, we saw that his face was as red as his neck. We also saw no resemblance to his namesake. A shock of wispy new-washed hair stood up from his forehead; his nose was thin, pointed, and shiny; he had no chin to speak of-it seemed to be part of his crepey neck. * -------------------------------------------------

"-so help me God," he crowed.
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Every town the size of Maycomb had families like the Ewells. No economic fluctuations changed their status people like the Ewells lived as guests of the county...
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