An Analysis Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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“To Kill a Mockingbird is too didactic to be enjoyable” Discuss. Aristotle noticed that “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” This means that one cannot learn something without finding pleasure in it. For instance, when a child needs to learn a lesson about life, it is pointless to impose this lesson on the child, if it doesn’t want to take it to heart. The same thing applies to the storyline in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The book is full of moral and ethical tenets which the author Harper Lee tries to convey to the readership via the main characters Scout and Jem. The reader immediately sympathises with the protagonists, which facilitates the absorption of the tenets. This is the reason why the reader can…show more content…
It is learning with fun. Why is it not possible that a book is didactic and enjoyable at the same time? It is also a fictional story, and not a documentary or an administrative document; hence, the mere creation of such a fictional world may be regarded as enjoyable. Not every reader has to take this storyline seriously; books exist in order to teach somebody something or to entertain the reader. Every reader has a different idea of didacticism, so it varies. Scout and Jem’s parts in the storyline are entertaining and full of action. They appropriate a lot of important life experience. However, the most important life experience is given to them by…show more content…
Basically, the whole book is there to transmit tenets and moral and ethical acts, but “To Kill a Mockingbird” is also a fictional story with real backgrounds. Thus, it is possible to read the book and find joy in it, as the tenets are embedded in the story. It is also possible to learn something from this book and read it by enjoying the content. However, thanks to the fictional story and the amusing and entertaining incidences, there is never an excess of didactics. In addition, the style of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is generally humorous and conversational. The fact that the book is written from Scout’s perspective when she was a child is entertaining. Even though the language is not simple it is more

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