From the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" what is a quote in chapter 26-31 that represents Social Class in Maycomb?


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Various quotes throughout To Kill a Mockingbird relate to social class and perception. One such quote is: "Our kind of folks don't like the Cunningham's, the Cunningham's don't like the Ewell's, and the Ewell's hate and despise the colored folk". The social hierarchy of Maycomb is one of the main revolving themes of the novel, along with racism and rape.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - a basic summary

The infamous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, details the events that happen over a period of three years during the Great Depression in a small American neighborhood. It is told through the eyes of a young child. The main part of the story relates to how a black man was accused of raping a white woman, and although it was clear from the evidence he was innocent, he was convicted anyway. He later was shot as he tried to escape from prison. The child who narrates the story sees the injustice in what has happened and is saddened; he and his friend are later attacked by the father of the woman allegedly raped, although they are rescued by a mysterious neighbor.

  • Themes of To Kill a Mockingbird

One theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is racism; it is clear the man was convicted due to the fact he was black. Tensions between white and black people in the neighborhood are clear although the children fail to see why they exist. Another theme is social class - those of a higher social class are more likely to get justice, and those in different social classes do not seem to get along. Other themes include justice, rape and the difference in perceptions between adults and children.

  • Finding relevant book quotes

Relevant book quotes relating to particular themes in To Kill a Mockingbird can be found across the Internet. Alternatively, you could invest in an educational notebook which will include comments on a range of quotes.

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