In chapters 1–6, what are some quotes that show the little, if any, interest in the world outside of Maycomb?

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Scout opens chapter one with an account of her ancestor Simon Finch; the tradition had long been that "it was customary for the men in the family to remain on Simon's homestead, Finch's Landing, and make their living from cotton." Traditionally, the homestead had been able to provide the majority of life's necessities, and Mobile riverboats brought in the rest. Scout characterizes Aunt Alexandra's husband as "a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full."

In chapter four, Scout comments on the education she is receiving and concludes that it is not ambitious in what it offers Maycomb's children: "as I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something." Her teacher, Miss Caroline, does not want Scout to...

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