After reading the first eight chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird, explain why you think Scout was chosen as the narrator as opposed to Jem? What qualities do Scout bring to the telling of this story that Jem could not bring? - American History
 
Andrew Murphy
10/23/2009 05:05:49 am

I think that Scout was chosen as the narrator because many books are taken from a grown up male point of view. The author wanted to show us what the book it would be like if it was from a girls point of view.

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Andrew Bates
10/23/2009 05:14:53 am

I think the the author was very clever to choose Scout to the the narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird, because it would draw readers in since they are not used to a young or a girl narrator but especially not a young girl narrator. I think that Scout can show much more than Jem one such thing is how Jim is changing as he gets older. I think the authors choice to make Jean Louise Finch the narrator was a great choice.

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Andrew Murphy
10/24/2009 08:55:05 am

One thing that Scout says that Jem couldn't say is the she doesn't like the maid. Scout thinks that she is very mean and a tyrant, but Jem likes her and always agrees.

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Ruben
11/16/2009 08:24:14 am

I believe that scout is the narrator for many reasons. First of all he is the only female main charecter. This can give us a diffrent point of view.She is a tom boy but still has female traits.Second of all, she is brighter than most boy so this might help to tell the story.

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