Narrator and point of view

The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has a first-person narrator. The narrator is the main character of the novel, Scout Finch. As an adult, the narrator looks back on events from her childhood, roughly from the age six to nine (p. 3). The fact that the narrator looks back on the events means that she now has a wider context and deeper understanding of what happened than she had as a child. For example, at the beginning of the novel, she hints at what she is about to recount:

I maintain the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out. (p. 3)

Although the narrator now has this...

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