What Are The Changes In A Small Town Like In The 1930's

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many events take place in the small town would absolutely not happen in the current day. Many things have changed since the early 1900’s and they make the world of Maycomb County very different from our own. Some things that were commonplace back then are now accepted as morally wrong and other things have just changed over the years. Scout, Jem, and Dill are very adventurous and they spend lots of time walking all around town by themselves. The people in the county are all very friendly and nobody worries about much. The people don’t even lock their front doors “nobody but the Radleys locked up at night” (Lee 251). The kids are allowed to walk around downtown late at night which nowadays is completely unacceptable by any decent parents. “I heard Jem…show more content…
The final characteristic of the 1930’s that is less common today is how everyone had a spot they were expected to fill in the world and they were judged and given a hard time if they tried to go against what everyone wanted them to be. Scout gets a lot of this from her aunt Alexandra. “Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born” (Lee 81). My grandma still has traces of this, since she was born right around when this book takes place and she occasionally lets it show. Scout is also criticized by her teacher in the beginning because she reads too well, which would be completely absurd today. “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore … You tell him I 'll take over from here and try to undo the damage” (Lee 17). Can you imagine teachers today telling kids that they should not be learning? To Kill a Mockingbird really shows how much everything has changed in 80 years. People back then had a lot of beliefs have dissolved over the years and improved our world. Now, people are more open to people that aren’t in their own race, social status, or
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