To Kill A Mockingbird Quote Analysis Essay

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There were many passages and statements from the text that had great meaning and drew a large impact on both the novel and the reader, but there was one that stood out that would give the reader thoughts, answers, and had a great impact on the book throughout the whole story. In the text, Scout states that "Maycomb was an old town, but a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather streets turned to red slop...Somehow it was hotter then... bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on square. Men's Stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-'o clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting of sweat and sweet talcum.…show more content…
It also initializes a theme about social inequality and social classes which tell the reader that their town is pretty bad when being the depression. It should make the reader feel somewhat empathetic towards the whole town but it does leave the reader a bit judgmental throughout the book to social classes and it gives the reader much more feelings later on in the book because this passage will stay through them through the whole of it. The way the "lower-classes" act are what the reader would expect for them to act like. It also gives answers to the reader's questions. For example, the "lower-class" kids in the book act quite a bit above their age by shouting out curse words the most at anybody, fighting, and even stealing. This can be answered by remember the setting of the book and realize that the kid inherits all that from the adults who simply try to maintain for themselves and don't try to help their children and neglect them. Also, by this passage staying on throughout the whole book answers some of the reader's questions while they are
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