Throughout the whole of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn about many aspects of Maycomb society. However, many of these aspects are revealed most clearly during the heart of the novel, the trial against Tom Robinson. He was a black accused of raping Mayella Ewell, of the disrespected Ewell family. We learn more about how Maycomb has a close society by the majority of people having one opinion about a certain subject, e.
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of Negroes in Maycomb. She along with other members of the missionary circle show racial prejudice towards Negroes and consider themselves to be of a higher status.
In conclusion, many important aspects of Maycomb society are explored during the trial. Overall, we learn that Maycomb is a very prejudiced town. There is a high level of hierarchy, which is the way everybody is judged, despite individuality. Outsiders are discarded if they do not fit in.