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Southern drama; Prodigal child returning home; race relations
The narrator is anonymous, but the story is from the perspective of Jean Louise the whole time.
The narrator speaks in the third person, focusing almost exclusively on what Jean Louise sees and hears. Sometimes, the narrator slips into free indirect discourse, presenting Jean Louise’s thoughts. When the narrator presents a flashback, it is still in the third person, even though the flashbacks always occur in Jean Louise’s head.
In the first half of the novel, wistful, nostalgic, somewhat sarcastic, fairly lighthearted; as the novel progresses, bitter, disillusioned, even more nostalgic,
Jean Louise Finch
Jean Louise sees her father, Atticus, voluntarily attending a meeting of an organization promoting white supremacy and racism. Jean Louise had always upheld Atticus as a paragon of moral excellence, and his hypocrisy stuns her.
Jean Louise compares her childhood in Maycomb to the present situation and feels as though all of the values that Atticus has taught her have been undermined by his hypocritical actions.
Uncle Jack slaps Jean Louise to make her recognize that Atticus is neither a god-like paragon nor a horrible hypocrite, but merely a normal human being.
Jean Louise snaps out of her rage and realizes that she has reacted irrationally to Atticus’s behavior, and instead of feeling as though her idol has betrayed her forever, Jean Louise can finally see that human beings are deeply complex and fall on a long spectrum between good and evil.
Atticus’s arthritis and physical deficiencies foreshadow his moral imperfection; the scene in which Atticus plants the seed of Henry’s idea to help Jean Louise foreshadows Uncle Jack’s eventual success at changing Jean Louise’s mind about Atticus; the scene in which the black community rallies around Calpurnia’s family foreshadows the flashback in which the students at school support Jean Louise against injustice; the very quickly careening car filled with a crowd of young black people foreshadows racial tensions and changes occurring in race relations in the South.