What role does the setting play in this novel?I am writing an essay about the setting and i need to know what role it plays and a couple reason why it plays that role and also i need one quote that...

What role does the setting play in this novel?

I am writing an essay about the setting and i need to know what role it plays and a couple reason why it plays that role and also i need one quote that i could put in it too and what page the Quote is on too!! Please help ASAP!!! Thanks

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The setting is a little town in the Deep South before the Civil Rights Movement began. Because it is such a small, insignificant place, the town will not take any leadership role in changing social conditions. Rather, it will be one of the last places to change. The changes will begin in the big cities and to some extent will be accelerated by activists from the big cities in the North. The small-town setting of  To Kill a Mockingbird  makes it a microcosm of the Deep South. All the different types of Southern people are represented here. I suggest that you take the position that the author Harper Lee, who grew up in that place during that time period, is presenting a microcosm of the  Deep South with its racial injustice and its resistance to change, as seen through the eyes of an intelligent and sensitive young child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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