Commentary, Pages 2 (287 words)
Haper lee uses numerous literary methods to broaden and improve I ideas of the characers and their surroundings. Lee specifically utilizes metaphors and listing in this extract to build an understanding of scouts point of view. Haper lee utilizes the literary strategy of listing to stimulate the sensation of scout being immature and stubborn.
This is described when Haper lee state “did not drive a dump-truck for the county, he was not the constable, he did not farm, operate in a garage, or do anything that could perhaps excite the admiration of anybody.
Line 2)” by saying this, harper lee is indicating that scout does not believe her dad resembles other papas, that he does not things the “regular” papas would do, this comes off as scout bring ignorant and declining of her father the method he is. An other example of listing is when scout mentions “He did refrain from doing the important things our schoolmates’ dads did: he never ever went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or beverage or smoke.
He sat in the living room and read (Lee 7)” Haper lee is explaining that scout is considerate towards her father, she wants him to be like normal dads .
Harper lee uses metaphors to inflict emotions in the readers. An example of an metaphor is when Harper Lee says “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. ( Line 17). ” The metaphor is explaining that “apparently” it’s a big mistake, against your beliefs to kill a mocking bird.
It seems as though that these birds a secrete untouchable. It makes you feel as though they are pure.