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If the background on the Finch ancestors and Finch’s Landing was removed from the text, which of the following would be the greatest negative effect on the novel as a whole?


The historical and cultural setting for most of the novel’s events would be unclear.


Atticus’ chosen profession and views on race would seem less surprising or significant.


The pacing of the novel would become too fast, coming to the main events far too soon.


Atticus would no longer seem like a fully formed character and would not be believable.


Our estimation of Scout’s intelligence and reliability as a narrator would be diminished.

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