A week before, I had arrived there on a country road.
It is portrayed as a small country town, and the community is predominately made up of conservative, traditional Southern citizens, who are prejudiced against African Americans. In chapter 1, Scout describes her hometown by saying: People moved slowly then.
They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around Maycomb, Alabama is described as being a "slow town," where the majority of the inhabitants are old and there are no significant attractions.
They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything. A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County Lee 5.
As Scout and Jem mature, they begin to notice the overt prejudice throughout their community and witness racial injustice firsthand.
The jury members who wrongly convict Tom Robinson and the racist citizens who criticize Atticus represent the traditionalist culture of Maycomb. Even though Maycomb and its citizens are described as being slow, the reader gets a sense that the culture is gradually moving towards equality and is slowly changing for the better.Lee's Maycomb, indelibly evoked in the novel that sells a million copies annually, endures in the small-town reality of Monroeville.
(Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures). The alleged rape of Mayella by Tom allows Harper Lee to look in detail at issues of racial and social prejudice in Maycomb. Bob Ewell is the villain of the novel and, as a result of the trial, he tries to get revenge on Atticus and his family. In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" Maycomb is a small town in Alabama.
Maycomb is an old southern town. The streets are not paved and . Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.
A man known as Tom Robinson was involved in a court trial in recent time due to some abstract activity. This man was a Negro, who was accused of raping a young women!
Mayella Ewell is the young woman involved in this case and so was her father, Bob Ewell. The Start of the Maycomb Rape Trial Maycomb, Alabama- The Tom Robinson trial has just begun and so there is no verdict.
For those of you who are just learning about the case: Tom Robinson, a young black man, is accused of rape by Mayella Ewell, a 19 year old girl. The trial began with Judge.