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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Many people are categorized according to their social status Social status is consisting of wealthy people then middle-class and the poor or lower income people Some of these examples are shown in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee With Maycombs social structure were the Cunninghams the Ewells and the Blacks In Maycombs county the Cunninghams were poor people but hard working people With the Maycombs society the majority of the people were made up of farmers in this small Alabama community The Cunninghams did not have a lot of money but were proud people They would not accept any charity from anyone unless they felt that they would be able to repay them back They used the barter system with people The Cunninghams repaid people with what they had 21 The Cunninghams give people food loads of stovewood or crates of smilax and holly They were respected people by all for their integrity They usually treated others in the same manner with respect The Ewell family was describe as poor white trash within the community This group of people had little money and displayed no respect for other Bob Ewell spent all of his family means of income which was his welfare check on whiskey instead of supporting his wife and children So they were aloud to hunt out of season because they had no money for food and the people did not want the Ewells to starve They were labeled with a little more respected than the blacks The Ewells were referred to a white trash because they lived on the other side of the railroad tracks with the black people The county or people of Maycomb realized that they could not and would not change the Ewells They just felt that it would be better to leave them alone to continue what they thought were self destructive ways The Blacks were considered
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