To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What is the function of relating the Finch family history at the outset of the To Kill a Mockingbird?

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The historical background of the founding father of the Finch family in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird helps to establish a history of the area as well as the background and importance of Atticus' standing in the community. It is a classic example of literary exposition , telling the story of Simon Finch and the birth of Finch's Landing, about 20 miles east of Maycomb. Simon's humble...

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