Scout, Jem, Dill, And Atticus

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During the first chapter of the book we get introduced to Scout, Jem, Dill, and Atticus. Scout is the narrator throughout the whole chapter while she is describing the events such as when Simon Finch their ancestor settled and how they met their best friend Dill during summer. Jem is also introduced when the story starts off with Scout telling us how Jem broke his arm. Atticus Finch is introduced as Scout and Jem’s father which instead of staying on their plantation became a lawyer in maycomb. Overall, This chapter gave us a little insight on how the whole finch family came upon and sets a dull and bland tone to the scene where they live in. Also during the first chapter Scout explains how her mom died when she was two, so she never had much feminine In her and people mostly look to her as a tomboy. "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summers day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men 's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o 'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum." Pg.5 The descriptive detail the narrator paints a vivid picture of the town of Maycomb. This gives us some insight on how
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