To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Racist town in the south, treats people unfairly. Little kids making up stories about a scary house. People getting what they do not deserve. Everything in this book is affected by the setting in this novel. The people, events, and the actions, are all affected drastically by the setting. The unique setting of Maycomb ties in very well with the theme of this book.
The people of Maycomb are racist, which is shown countless times in the book. The story takes place inside a southern town. Being in the south, it is normal for Racism to occur. Atticus a white lawyer fights for a black man that has done nothing wrong. The jury treat him differently because of his race. Atticus explains the racism in the town.
“The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (Lee 220).
It is normal for the people in this town to be racist, they grew up like that. The time period and the location (south) cause this town to be unfair. The setting affects the people that live in Maycomb, because if no one was racist the events in this story…

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