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.
By Harper Lee
- The Great Depression
- Racial segregation
Theme is the controlling idea, meaning, or message of a work of art.
While the story is fictional, there are elements of it that are undeniably autobiographical.