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What is feared in To Kill a Mockingbird's Maycomb (quotes)?

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There is an underlying fear that pervades much of Maycomb. Scout reveals one aspect in Chapter 1 when she quotes President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who has recently told a nation in the midst of a deep Depression, that

... it had nothing to fear but fear itself.

But there are many other things that cause fear in Maycomb.

  • BOO RADLEY.  He is feared by most of the children and many of the adults in town. He is believed to kill pets and wild animals, peep in windows, and poison pecans.
  • NEGROES

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