To Kill a Mockingbird

What is the effect of the narrative view point?

In other words, Why do you think Harper lee chose to tell the story through the eyes of a child?

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1. Child's viewpoint. Innocent, naive and not tainted by experience.(It is all changed during the course of the novel

2.Writing as an adult, she relates experiences Scout does not understand. It contributes to the reader's engagement, humour. (wild imagination)

3.Injustice stands out. Only the children realise it, which make the whole idea of racial prejudice even more absurd

Scout has an innocence that the adults do not.