To Kill a Mockingbird

Character traits about the Cunningham family use quotes from chapters 1-6

feelings,actions,sayings,and thoughts use quotes from chapter 1-6

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The Great Depression was, in large part, a product of the stock market crash of 1929. To kill a Mockingbird reflected the Great Depression era of the 1930's. Country people like the Cunninghams could not afford to grow their crops. Draught also ruined much of what they had to grow so they could not even feed their families. The Cunningham family are poor farmers known as the "Sarum bunch". Although they are very poor, they have pride and refuse to take charity. Even though Walter Cunningham Sr. is, like most whites, racist, Atticus can see that he is a descent man at heart. He just needs time to change.

" Mr. Cunningham's basically a good man.....he just has his blind spots along with the rest of'll understand folks better when you're older. A mob's always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man."

We later find out that it was Walter Cunningham Sr. Who held the jury up for so long. He was the lone voice wanting Tom Robinson to be judged innocent.