i need quotes proving the location of the following places and events in to kill a mockingbird.Finch house, courthouse, tyndal's hardware, the radley gate, where the dog was shot and the way to the...

i need quotes proving the location of the following places and events in to kill a mockingbird.

Finch house, courthouse, tyndal's hardware, the radley gate, where the dog was shot and the way to the dump. please help

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At the very beginning, after a couple of pages we have the exact location of the Finch house, called Finch's Landing. It is in the description of how Simon Finch, Atticus's father built his homestead. “So Simon, having forgotten his teacher’s dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with theiir aid established a homested on the banks of the Alabama river some forty miles above Saint Stephens.” That clearly gives the location of the Finch's Landing and it is the reference point central to all other places, as narrated by Scout.

So Maycombe is where Atticus practices at the Courthouse and the location of the Courthouse is given as : “Maycombe, some twenty miles east of Finch’s landing, was the county seat of Maycombe county. Atticus’s pffice in the Court house contined little more than a hat rack..” This is an indirect pointer to the Courthouse, but adequate.

For the Radley gate, Scout says "when I was almost six and jem was nearly ten, our summertime boundaries (within calling sidtance of calpurnia) were Mrs Harris Lafayette Dubose’s house two doors to the north of us, and the Radley place three doors to the south.” Another reference is “ The Radley Place jutted into a sharp curve beyond our house” and later there is the reference of the gate “We left the corner, crossed the side street that ran in front of the Radley house, and stopped at the gate”.

Where the dog was shot, in front of the Radley gate as told by Scout, "Mr tate jumped off the porch and ran to the Radley Place. He stopped in front of the dog..”

And finally, Tyndal's hardware, is referred in the scene when Atticus is guarding Tom in the Maycomb jail : “ it stood on no lonely hill, but was wedged between tyndal’s hardware store and the Maycomb Tribune office.”

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