To Kill a Mockingbird

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During the south in the 1930s, life was horrible. It was time of the Great Depression where countries like the United States were hit hard. It was a severe worldwide economic depression leading to World War II. It originated from a dramatic fall in stock prices in the US with a major stock market crash. The Great Depression had devastating effects to many peoples’ lives both rich and poor in the US, especially in the South. Because of the great economic can decline, many people lost their jobs. Farming and other rural areas also suffered as crop prices fell. Life was very hard during the 1930s. Since many people didn’t have jobs, it was hard to survive and buy food to feed the family. Poverty was a big problem in the US especially during the Great Depression. In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”, it was a story that happened during the 1930s that tells us how peoples were very poor and how hard it was for them to survive. For example in Chapter 1 of the book, Scout being the narrator explains how her town Maycomb was a tired old town, where nothing happened much. She quoted: “People were moving slowly then, there was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with…” This explains how people had nowhere to go and had hardly any money at all to buy stuff they liked. Another example was in 17 where Scout as narrator talks about the Ewell’s live as a example of poverty. She says: “Maycomb’s Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin…” This quote tells us how poor they were that the Ewells had to live behind the town’s garbage dump because they could afford a house to live in. It is very sad to see how people struggled to survive in the South during the 1930s. Another example from the text was when they talked about the Cunninghams. The Cunninghams were so poor that they couldn’t afford shoes for their children, so they had to walk barefoot everyday.

The Great Depression wasn’t the only problem during...
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