Write about the advantages and disadvantages of having Scout as the author.

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I think the primary advantage of using Scout as the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird is her innocent and naive understanding of the world around her. Scout rarely editorializes about the reasons thing happen; she tells the story in a down-to-earth and matter-of-fact manner. There are examples where she repeats stories without completely understanding them (Mr. Avery's long distance urnination is one). She has to ask Atticus what rape means, and even after hearing his explanation, she is probably still unclear about its deeper ramifications. When she helps Atticus to quell the lynch party, she has no idea of their true intent. By using this child-like narrative, it allows the reader to speculate and reason about the actions for himself.

This is an interesting question. The only disadvantage that I can see of having...

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