The novel To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the old sleepy town of Maycomb

The novel To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the old sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Told by the view of Scout she describes the place she grew up as an old tired town. During the time the book was told residents of Maycomb were poor. As Scout states, ¨A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County(Lee ).¨ No one ever had the necessity to want to go anywhere in Maycomb. The town was filled with middle aged women gossiping about things that they have heard to each other. Since they didn’t have anything better to do they would make things up and spread rumors around. Considering that the novel took place in Alabama in the 1930s, the majority of people who were located in Maycomb were rude, poorly mannered, and racists. Citizens of Maycomb would judge people of color as well as identify all blacks as bad people.