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To Kill a Mockingbird. By Harper Lee. The Setting of the Novel. Southern United States Maycomb , Alabama: Alabama is renown as a site of racial tension, historically. 1930s - The Great Depression - Racial segregation. The 1930s – The Great Depression.

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To kill a mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee


The setting of the novel

The Setting of the Novel

  • Southern United States

  • Maycomb, Alabama: Alabama is renown as a site of racial tension, historically.

  • 1930s

    - The Great Depression

    - Racial segregation


The 1930s the great depression

The 1930s – The Great Depression

  • Businesses failed, factories closed

  • People were out of work

  • Even people with money suffered because nothing was being produced for sale.

  • Poor people lost their homes, were forced to “live off the land.”


Racial segregation

Racial Segregation

  • Racial prejudice was alive & well. Although slavery had ended in 1864, old ideas were slow to change.


Sexism

Sexism

  • Despite that women were declared “equal” and given the right to vote in the 1920s, women were still viewed as the “weaker sex.”

  • Women were generally not educated for occupations outside the home

  • In wealthy families, women were expected to oversee the servants and entertain guests

  • Men were not considered capable of nurturing children


Legal issues of the 1930s their impact on the novel s setting

Legal Issues of the 1930s & their impact on the novel’s setting

  • Women given the vote in 1920

  • Juries were MALE and WHITE

  • “Fair trial” did not include acceptance of a black man’s word against a white man’s


White trash

“White Trash”

  • Poor, uneducated white people who lived on “relief “

  • lowest social class, even below the poor blacks

  • prejudiced against black people

  • felt the need to “put down” blacks in order to elevate themselves


Prejudice discrimination in to kill a mockingbird

Prejudice/Discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Race

  • Gender

  • Handicaps

  • Rich/Poor

  • Age

  • Religion


To kill a mockingbird characters

To Kill a Mockingbird - Characters

  • Atticus Finch - an attorney whose wife has died, leaving him to raise their two children:

  • Jem– 10-year-old boy

  • Scout – (Jean Louise), 6-year-old girl

  • Tom Robinson – a black man accused of raping white girl; he is defended at trial by Atticus


To kill a mockingbird point of view

To Kill a Mockingbird – Point of View

  • First person narration

  • The story is not told by the younger Scout Finch. It is told by an older Scout, looking back. However, the point of view is mostly a first-person limited one; that is, limited to the knowledge of the younger Scout.

  • In this way, the narration presents a sort of “doubled” perspective on the events.


Question

Question:

  • Why would the author choose topresent a first-person limited pointof view, rather than an omniscientone? What advantage is there tousing the first-person limited?


To kill a mockingbird themes

To Kill a Mockingbird – Themes

Review:

Theme is the controlling idea, meaning, or message of a work of art.

  • Themes in the novel are based on the concept of racial prejudice which was so much a part of society at that time:

  • Lee stresses the need for human understanding to destroy theevils off racial prejudice..


Autobiographical elements harper lee vs scout finch

Autobiographical Elements – Harper Lee vs. Scout Finch

Scout Finch:

  • Born & raised in Alabama

  • Grew up in 1930s

  • Father was a lawyer

  • Last name is Finch

Harper Lee:

  • Born & raised in Alabama

  • Grew up in 1930s

  • Father was a lawyer

  • Mother’s maiden name = Finch

While the story is fictional, there are elements of it that are undeniably autobiographical.


Keep in mind while reading

Keep in mind while reading…

  • Setting is all important –be aware of the “where” and “when” as you begin

  • Point of View – the novel is shaped by the voice of a young girl who sees the story from a position of naïve acceptance

  • “Goodness vs. Ignorance (Evil)” is an important theme


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