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temekawht2 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2007 at 5:54 AM via web

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In ch.1 what is the function of relating Finch family history at the outset of the novel?

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meowmix | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted October 29, 2007 at 11:16 AM (Answer #2)

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It shows that Scout is proud of her family history and that she will take things literally.  This narrative starts when she and Jem are arguing when the events in the novel really started.  She ups Jem's point and goes beyond what the question had asked.

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