Depression In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The setting of the book To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in a small town called Maycomb, Alabama in the early 1900’s. Which were in the years of depression when unemployment and poverty were all over the United States. Even though slavery is abolished, people in Maycomb still believe in white supremacy, and the book shows the prejudice attached to these southern values. PLOT In the book To Kill a Mockingbird a nine year old girl named, Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and Atticus, the father of Scout and Jem, in the calm town of Maycomb. The town of Maycomb is going through the Great Depression, but Atticus is an outstanding lawyer and the Finch family is somewhat well off in contrast to the rest of society. In the summer, Jem and Scout become friends with a boy named Dill, about the same age as Scout, who has come to live…show more content…
After awhile Dill becomes transfixed with the creepy house on the corner of their street called the Radley Place. The house belongs to Mr. Nathan Radley, whose brother, Arthur, all of the younger kids call him Boo Radley, has lived there for years without traveling outside the house. After the summer Scout goes to school for the first time and she doesn’t like the way her teacher teaches. When Scout and Jem walk home from school they find gifts that they think were left for the two of them in a knothole of a tree on the Radley’s lawn. Dill comes back the next summer, and he, Scout, and Jem start to play out the story of Mr. Boo Radley. But Atticus puts a stop to their nonsense, trying to get the kids to see life from a different person’s perspective before making accusations. But, on the night of Dill’s last day in Maycomb for that summer, the three of them stealthy sneak out onto the Mr.Radley’s property, where Boo Radley shoots his gun at them not knowing that it was the children. In the process of
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