Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The neighborhood




I picture Jem and Scout's neighborhood as old but a true taste of southern comfort. It has dirt roads and old and happy homes and everybody knows everybody else. Behind the houses are vast fields of wild grass. There are old rocking chairs on the porches where people sit and greet passers by.

7 comments:

Mrs. S says... said...

Wow! That is kind of bleak and sad looking. I don't think it was that bad--what description in the book led you to this picture? Remember that Miss Maudie and Mrs. Dubose had beautiful flowers in their yards? Maybe this is more like Tom Robinson's neighborhood or even the Ewells's.

floridaprincess said...

I disagree too...I live on sort of a country road, and I think that the houses would have each been different. These houses each look the same; this a small southern town, not a cheap development.If you have been to Arkansas, the houses are smaller a little run down, but many are also cute and homey.

The E of SHE said...

I didn't mean to have a sad looking picture, but it was all I could find.
I envision the dirt road, old houses, and rocking chairs on the porch. A happy, comfortable, old neighborhood where everybody knows everybody else. Maybe I should try and find a new picture that better depicts my mental image.

The E of SHE said...

After reading the previous post I realized that my word choice really did make it sound horribly depressing but I don't picture it that way at all. I made a few changes that I think make a world of difference.

Emily Osment said...

Yea, I think it could possibly look like that. I don't know if this sounds wierd, but I have always thought that old people look so cute, especially when they are shopping at Wal Mart with the little carts, going through the isles.Most of them are so sweet! I do infact hate it though when you get stuck driving behind an old person (no offense to old people), but they just drive way to slow. I practically fall asleep when I am behind one, and then they magically are no longer cute to me anymore! I just think they are more or less white heads! That sounds really mean, but they are a pain to drive behind! Don't get me wrong, I think old people are very nice and cute, they just should learn how to drive a little faster, thats all!

CaptainCrunch said...

To some degree i agree with this discription. I do think that it is just a good old fashion country town but I think there is a lot more to the town then you would think. There is obviously a lot of controversy over racism, there is always the mysterious Boo Radley who stabbed is father, and I don't know I just think there is a lot more to it than that. I mean how many small towns like Maycomb have you been in that you know someone has stabbed their father for no apparent reason? And I don't think just everyone walks by and waves happily at one another because there is so much more going on behind, and even infront of us.

tristan said...

I think that Maycomb is like that town that no one really visits because so many weird things have happened there. People in Alabama might even think that the town is like hauntd or something. Or I also picture it as the, almost, like one stret town where almost everything in the town is on that one street. The houses are definatly small and probably run down, but they are study becasue they have lasted this long.