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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?

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

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

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