To Kill a Mockingbird

(2): Please help me Jill!

Read the following paragraphs and identify the moods and the people who lived there and highlight the way the setting creates the town's mood and the people who lived there:

"Maycomb was an old town, but it was tired town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks; the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer's day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men's collars wilted by nine o' clock in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o' clock naps; and bu nightfall, were like sofft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. People moved on..."

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The weather is hot, the community is sluggish. Businessmen dress for business and wilt in the heat of the day. Society ladies found themselves bathing twice per day in their attempts to keep themselves presentable and up to snuff. The setting creates the mood by alluding to nothing more than the less than desirable weather.

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