1. How does Scout introduce the main characters in her story in Chapter 1? Who comprises Scout's family?
Scout, the narrator, begins to bring the reader into her childhood world. The main characters in her life include: her father Atticus Finch, her older brother Jem, their housekeeper Calpurnia and a young boy, Dill, who is visiting a neighbor for the summer.
2. Where is To Kill a Mockingbird set? How does Scout describe her family's history in this setting in Chapter 1?
The Finches call Maycomb, Alabama their home. Through the years, their ancestors made a name for themselves within the small community. For many years, the family lived at Finch's Landing and made money from cotton. Atticus turns his back on that lifestyle and becomes an attorney, while his younger brother became a doctor.
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