1. In the world of literature, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is considered one of the greatest works of writing in our time. To entice and ensnare the reader into her book, she employs a mix of humor, suspense, and such fine detail that the reader is able to visualize every part of the book, living the book rather than viewing the events at a distance. To many people who have read To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee conveys her meaning through the three writing styles above, transforming their thoughts from the mundane to the magical.
Humor is a large part of Harper Lee’s writing style. She uses it to demonstrate that the characters in the story could be real, making them seem more human and less of pure imagination. A good example of this is on page 51, where Dill and Jem have a urinating competition, and Scout says that she is “untalented in this area.” On the same page, there is another humorous quote that connects to many children today: “But what in the sam holly hill did you wait for tonight? Because nobody could see them at night, because Atticus would be so deep in a book he wouldn’t hear Kingdom coming, because if Boo Radley killed them they’d miss school instead of vacation, and because it was easier to see inside a dark house in the dark than in the daytime, did I understand?” Harper Lee was undoubtedly putting the part “because of Boo Radley killed them they would miss school instead of vacation” to connect with many people today, and to put these characters in a light that many people could connect to.
To keep every reader hooked, Harper Lee puts suspense at the end of almost every chapter, or in the middle of the chapter that leads to the end, so that people want to know what is going to happen next. There are many examples of this in the book, like on page 41: “Through all the head shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the sidewalk. Someone inside the house...