What does the school setting in the second Chapter allow Lee to do?
A. Show the general disrespect that children have for authority B. Blame the education system for the incidents which follow in the novel C. Introduce the reader to the various families as well as the peculiarities in Maycomb County D. Denounce the segregation of blacks and whites
In the second chapter of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Lee is able to introduce quirks, peculiarities, and families of Maycomb County to the reader. The school is a perfect place to do this since there are so many kids going to the school. We meet Miss Caroline here, the school teacher. Most of the kids themselves are introduced in this chapter too - particularly people like Walter and Jem. Other kids are introduced in chapter 3, though, so I won’t spoil those for those who haven’t read the book.
The school setting also allows Lee to show how poor this area is. She describes the incident with Walter, Miss Caroline, and the quarter, and how Miss Caroline just doesn’t understand how incredibly poor Walter’s family is.