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To Kill a Mockingbird - Maycomb County

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David Pearce To Kill a Mockingbird - Maycomb County To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, an imaginary district in Southern Alabama. The time is the early 1930s, the years of the Great Depression when poverty and unemployment were widespread in the United States. Maycomb is home to the main characters including Atticus (The head of the Finch family household), Aunt Alexandra (Atticus's sister), (Jem) ...read more.


There are some characters that are excluded from this family, such as the Radley's. They are a dark family surrounded by rumors and different stories. Apart from this aspect of Maycomb, the rest of the town is very quiet and dreary as explained in the first few chapters. Here is what Harper Lee tells us: "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. ...read more.


This meant that the majority of citizens living in Maycomb spent their days at home or wandering the streets, gossiping about almost anything to pass the time. There was not much for the children of Maycomb County to do, so they had to entertain themselves. Scout and Jem are young and curios, so they like to poke their nose into other peoples business wherever possible, especially around the Radley place. As Harper Lee tells us, "it had nothing to fear but fear itself". ...read more.

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