To Kill A Mocking Bird

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YEAR 11 ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD At the time in which To Kill A Mockingbird is set, the whole world and especially America, was suffering from the Great Depression. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 had left the richest of people broke- and the poorest of people with even less than they had before. Throughout the whole book poverty is one of the most dominant themes. In To Kill A Mockingbird, people like the Cunninghams …

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…people to teach them how not to act. Even though they had been deprived of a maternal figure, their substitute mother Calpurnia does a good job of doing what any other mother would do. The Finch children were raised with a level understanding of life in a poverty-stricken era. They were aware of the conflict between races and classes, and when it hit home- was astonished to find life could be so cruel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**