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lauren j #48103
Nov 15, 2007 4:32 PM

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Briefly explain the tone the author has created and the mood the reader feels throughout the first half of this book. Next, explain how the author enhances/changes these two things in chapter 15.

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coco s #17435
Nov 17, 2007 12:04 PM

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Until now, Maycomb has been a tired little town with nothing changing much and nothing really exciting going on.  Everyone seems to think alike.  Now, the trial is about to start, and conflicts are going to arise between lifelong neighbors.  Things are "heating up."  The events of the next few chapters will change Maycomb and bring out both the best and the worst in people.  Traditions that have upheld Maycomb for generations are about to be challenged.

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