For example the Maycomb County Courthouse: “a view indicating a people determined to preserve every physical scrap of the past.” Racism in Maycomb has existed since the Indians. It shows how Maycomb is based on extreme racial and prejudice. “If General Jackson hadn’t run the Creeks.” Maycomb is also shown as a town that has not been brought up to present times by the state of the actual town. It is very poor and in disrepair, it only has one taxi. When Miss Maudie’s house catches on fire the fire engine does not reach Maycomb for a while because Maycomb is a very isolated town and not very important so therefore there is now nearby fire station.
Now Miss Amelia can be seen in the old boarded café, looking down at the town. Her appearance is described as ghostly and of someone that has been forgotten. Throughout the passage, McCullers uses setting, characters, and imagery to illustrate the story of The Ballad of the Sad Café. In the beginning of the passage, the reader is introduced to the setting of the story, a small town. “The town itself is dreary; not much is there except the cotton mill, the two-room houses where the workers live, a few peach trees, a church with two colored windows, and a miserable main street only a hundred yards long.” As McCullers opens this passage, you can almost picture a dead town.
Maycomb is town with traditional old generation because their thinking is different than the city people, they dress differently and people like Aunt Alexandra would want to teach their kids about their family name or its legacy. Everything around Maycomb is old as well, like the road of Maycomb changes color when it rains(sparknotes.com). The description of Maycomb when she recalls as an adult, makes people feel like its a slow and boring town basically. The town has hoover carts and dirt roads, this sets the readers an idea that the town must have be a poor one because of the Great Depression, where almost no one has a job and there are no money to buy things. Scout also describes how the town felt like it was more than 24 hours a day and nobody is hurrying to anywhere for there’s not really a specific place that one would go at that time(goodreads.com).
In fact, Anthony Wohl wrote one of the only accounts of poverty within Victorian London The Eternal Slums, however, the main focus of his book was not so much about the conditions in which the poor lived in but rather the politics surrounding poverty. This once again shows the lack of physical acknowledgment towards slums. As time progressed into the twentieth century, scholars took an interest in studying the conditions within the slums with the hope of evoking change. In Henry Mess’ book The Facts of Poverty, he describes the houses and streets of the slums as having no colour or ornament within them. The mortar had perished between the brick, there was not a tree or bush to be seen aside from the occasional window box, and no forecourts instead the doors of the houses opened straight onto the street.
Conclusion Tanzania is one of the most remote countries in the world; Located on the western coast of Africa, Tanzania has virtually no organized military (reservists are comprised of farmers and militia types) and lives a very poor lifestyle, but they may be the exact model of what is required for coexisting in peace. Tanzania’s name came from a British civil servant in 1920. The name came from the Swahili words of tanga (sail) and nyika (bright and plain). What had been previously known as German East Africa became known as the Tanganyika Territory. Then, in 1964, Tanganyika territory was paired with Zanzibar, an archipelago of offshore islands, to form the presently known United Republic of Tanzania.
Their First Purchase Church is very old and worn out. The paint is cracked and peeling, it has no ceiling, there’s a rough oak pulpit, and cheap cardboard fans must be used to keep the congregation cool. There is no piano, organ or church program in sight, and the whole church has to share one hymnbook! The graveyard contains only a few expensive headstones, with most graves merely outlined by broken glass. A further degradation occurs during the rest of the week, when the church building is used by whites for gambling.
It felt so lonely. It’s amazing that no matter the age once you know the city life and you go to an isolated place it’s very hard getting used too. My grandmother’s house was a wooden two floor medium house two windows not very attractive or welcoming. From what I recall it seemed mostly like a forest. There were no roads just paths leading from one house to another.
He had very poor eating habits, and his childhood consisted of all work and no play or education. Slaves throughout the South were able to stay abreast of current national affairs through late night chats and the informant who hung around the local post-office.
The paragraph also describes how the town is not looked after by anyone. The poverty and lack of outside influence causes prejudice. Maycomb rejects outside influences because of the old fashioned views. The town's backwardness is highlighted by the way in which there are no activities or past times in Maycomb except gardening. "A day was twenty four hours long but seemed longer."
1 Nord-Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo The town of Kimemi seemed a far cry from the popular perception of an African village. Built of cinderblocks, sheet metal, and scrap, dozens of buildings in the same drab stains of brown and gray sat clustered around a grid pattern of mud roads. In the rainy season, the packed earth roads of the city transformed into an impassable morass of mud. Like most of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s smaller towns, Kimemi lacked electricity, running water, or even regular garbage pickup. With the start of the rainy season the piles of garbage and human waste which had been left along these roads combined into a foul soup that seemed to blanket the ground across the city.