Essay on Narrator 's Point Of View, Description Of The Town

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This chapter focuses on the narrator’s point of view, description of the town, and how the town was formed. The story begins with the narrator, Scout, a daughter of the Finch’s family. Scout talks to the minds of the audiences through an adult-like voice and with a mature viewpoint since now she is older and telling herself about her childhood. She starts with telling how the Finch’s family has landed on this land near the Alabama River. While describing the Alabama, the narrator mentions the town they live in that is called Maycomb, “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, and the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer’s 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. 6] This not only shows that Maycomb is a small and poor town located in southern Alabama with different ethnicities, but there is also nothing to do, according to the narrator’s picture of the town. During the time of the Great Depression, many families have no money and struggle to buy food. Atticus Finch was born and raised on the Finch’s land. He is the father of Jem Finch and Jean…

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