Harper Lee could have set To Kill a Mockingbird in any number of counties or towns in the Deep South, so why would she choose to invent one instead? For example, Scout says about the mood of the town ' there was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb Country. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. They are in the nohwest corner of the square. You can notice the difference in the justice system as Boo, a white teen, receives a prejudicial treatment even after confessing his crime. Everyone knows everyone else's family history and their personal business. Scout sums up the town fairly succinctly: '.
This incident shows how prejudice discriminates people, and how people in authority lose the sense of justice and decision-making process. Dubose lives two houses to the north of the finch's. I saw the film some years later and it was at that time that I began to grasp the tenets of this simple, yet beautifully written story. This lesson explores the history, social structure, and significance of Maycomb County, Alabama. African Americans live in a separate community from white citizens of Maycomb. The Maycomb community make a family day out or picnic out of the trial, even thought is a very serious and unpleasant court case.
The association of this incident of racism becomes prominent here for supporting an innocent. The objective is obviously to refine the classes and keep them pure. For example when Miss Stephanie made a few rumours about the Radleys. When Aunt Alexandra comes to visit, she feels it her duty to put upon Scout the importance of her roots. Atticus moved from the courthouse to quieter quarters in the bank. Harper Lee does not share an exact date, but it's safe to assume that the general Maycomb County area has been inhabited since before the 1820s.
Is there something wrong with the Radleys, or something wrong with the community that they can't or won't be a part of? Incident -3 Another incident of racism involves a white , Boo Radley, who stabs his father with a scissor. Cunningham leads the lynch mob that comes after Tom Robinson, but Scout manages to stop them by talking to him about his son. Like the African American community, the women in Maycomb suffer from inequality. She does not provide any proof of her innocence to the court yet Tom becomes a victim of the crime he did not commit. This is such a shock for all the prejudiced community in the trial.
Beneath the Cunninghams are the Ewells, the scourge of Maycomb County. Race is everywhere in the world. In 1847, the courthouse burned down and the only thing that remained was the pillars, the new courthouse was rebuilt around it. Reverend Skyes The pastor at First Purchase African M. This event also signifies the racist mentality of the people of that time. They're not educated and they live in the rural parts of Maycomb County, but they work hard and really don't bother anyone.
The community have very strong beliefs yet they are hypocrites to their beliefs. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place a full thirty years before the Civil Rights Movement but reflects many of themes and sentiments expressed by people during the 1950s. And she has a vision: It was summertime, and two children scampered down the sidewalk toward a man approaching in the distance. Boo becomes a figure of superstition, a convenient excuse for bad things happening. Lesson Summary Maycomb County, Alabama is the fictional setting of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Miss Caroline Fisher New to teaching and to Maycomb and its ways, Miss Caroline is Scout's first grade teacher.
The novel is rich, dealing with themes about racism and presenting an unjust world. In the novel Harper Lee uses a mockingbird as an analogy to the characters. During the bulk of the novel, she is six to nine years old. They have no human rights above the whites as seen in the trial. You'll soon find out that the weather is not the only oppressive thing in Maycomb County. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Zeebo The town garbage collector who is also Calpurnia's son.
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. In addition, the novel implies that Mayella is involved in an incestuous relationship with her father. He got into trouble as a teenager and became the prisoner of his own home — with his parents as the wardens, and later his brother — ever since. When they pass by Mrs. He may have watched what everyone else was doing like a spectator at a play, but he was able to and step in when he was needed. It was in the middle of the night and everyone was still in their night robes but they were risking their lives to help one of the community.
Maycomb County was deeply divided on the issue of racial equality, much like the rest of the South. While the anti-Tom Maycomb is the dominant one, the tiny pro-Tom faction refuses to be erased from the town community. But with her knowledge of what the world looks like from inside it, the Radley Place as a living house instead of a dead one. Scout Finch shares with readers right off the bat, 'Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. That would be because Maycomb County is the product of author Harper Lee's delightful imagination.
For Tom Robinson, we quickly learn that he is convicted based purely on the color of his skin. Her knowledge of the society in Monroeville Maycomb enables her to hit the reader with more impact; she can portray her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and focus. Scout describes it as a 'tired old town. His family has made the situation worse by not being involved in the community as well. He is, instead, locked up in the courthouse basement. Underwood who also lives in it, on the second story above it.