During the Chapters 1 -15 we learn a lot about Maycomb society especially since the novel is set in the 1930s and during the great depression. A couple of the points are: the rich rejecting the poor because of their economic level of life in the Great Depression and whites discriminating against blacks.
During the Great Depression Maycomb would have been hit hard, “Maycomb was an old town, but was a tired old town”. This is Scout talking and when she was young Maycomb was a rundown old town. Then she says, “when I first knew it”. This implies that Maycomb has changed since when Scout was a child. The court-house sagged in the square..." A court-house is normally the centre of these