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What is the narrator's name, gender, and age in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

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fubu | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 21, 2009 at 3:05 AM via web

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What is the narrator's name, gender, and age in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

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dbrooks22 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted January 21, 2009 at 3:11 AM (Answer #1)

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The narrator is Jean Louise Finch, otherwise known as Scout in the story. She is Atticus's daughter. Scout is six years old when the novel begins and is eight when it ends. However, the narrator is a much older, mature Scout. She is an adult telling the story as she remembers it as a child. Since the narrator is an adult, the reader has a better understanding of the lessons and events that Scout went through as a child. This is a technique that Harper Lee uses to get an adult's viewpoint through a child's voice.

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