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How does knowing more about the period in history in which a novel is set help you understand the characters and the choices they make? Answer in paragraph form(.5-1 page response) Knowing more about historical backgrounds from which the novel was drawn will help me understand the characters and the choices they make. That is to say, the story is set in the South of United States, Alabama in the early 1930s, which is the time of The Great Depression and series of actions resulting in Civil Rights movement in 1950s. At the beginning of the story, Scout-the main character- described how “ being a Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family”, “there was… nothing to buy and no money to buy …, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County ”, “Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself”. Those depictions about Maycomb and its people clearly reflect Southern American sufferings and poverty during The Great Depression. To be more specific, while humanity started to step in so-called industrialization, the southern people mainly depended on agricultural traditions; thus, they were hit hard during this time. Simultaneously, there came distinct discriminations against African American, which would lead to Civil Rights movements in the 1950s. Stated differently, Racism was so extreme that black
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