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Most people in todays world are always running around all over the place always with places to be and things to do and often times they do not take the time to get to know their neighbors This was not the case during the early 1930s Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird takes place during the Great Depression which was a massive global economic recession that hit the United States the hardest and many people barely had enough money for the basics so they usually walked to wherever they were going and did not drive often This limited how far they could travel so they ended up interacting with the same people pretty much all the time Because they were so close to their neighbors whenever someone was in trouble they would come together and help them proving that they are really not evil people Throughout her novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee shows how the people of Maycomb Alabama will come together and help each other when times become rough One such character is Mr Avery Throughout the story he is seen as sort of a bumbling fool mostly because of the performance the children talk about seeing when they were walking home from Miss Rachels house but when Miss Maudies house catches fire he risks his life to save as many of her belongings as he possibly can Lee 51 79 Another example of a character like this is Aunt Alexandra When the Finches go to visit her and her family for Christmas she is portrayed as a racist inconsiderate person who later tells Atticus to fire Calpurnia and who would not let Scout go to visit her because she is black However by the end of the story the reader finds out she is really not that bad especially when she is told about Tom Robinsons death She does not act happy about it like the black people have been put
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