The first five chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird introduce the setting, atmosphere, theme, and many different characters, who have unique characteristics. The theme of prejudice is also developed in this introductory section. The Finch family and some of their neighbours are introduced as well, along with important elements such as the Radley house.
The Radley house is an important element of mystery in the beginning chapters. As Scout was describing the setting, she described
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in this first section of the book. The Finch family is introduced well in the introductory chapters, along with neighbours and friends, such as Dill. We also learn very quickly that the story is told from Scoutís view, and we get a sense of how she feels about others that she interacts with. Some instances of prejudice were also evident, and it seems as though there will be more occurring later in the story.