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explain the significance of the book title, In The Heat Of The Night. Give possible reasons for the author's selection of this title

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The story and the catalyst that drives this story along is the fact that the story takes place in the deep south during a time when civil rights were considered optional. In the heat of the night is a play on words (in the heat of the moment) and it also alludes to the extreme humidity and heat experienced in the south which also causes people to have short tempers and to act without thinking.