TITLE

Panopticism and the Use of "the Other" in To Kill a Mockingbird

AUTHOR(S)
BEST, REBECCA H.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Mississippi Quarterly;Summer/Fall2009, Vol. 62 Issue 3/4, p541
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article presents an examination of the search for identity and the obstacles to it in American author Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." The examination is viewed through the framework of the Panopticon and the Other as described by writer Michel Foucault in "Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison." The Other is defined as encounters with other forces that are alien to commonplace lives. The article notes that such encounters break down the cultural and psychological barriers that prevent us from embracing a bigger world outside of us.
ACCESSION #
50991812

 

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