The association of youth and gladness with the rebirth symbolized by spring.
These two details would allow us to discover that the story we are talking about takes place in the spring. In this passage, we learn that the buds on the trees were swelling. This usually takes place in the spring, as this is the season when flowers bloom. Moreover, we also learn about the "youth and gladness" in the sky, on the earth and in human hearts. This is also a significant detail, as youth is often associated with the rebirth of nature that takes place in the spring.
Without the word spring in the first sentence of this paragraph, how would you know the time of year in which the story takes place? The following options apply:
-Buds on the trees were swelling.
-The association of youth and gladness with the rebirth symbolized by spring.
The swelling buds point to a specific time in the life cycle of trees while the association of youth and gladness as elements of spring, of the rebirth of spring, is quite strong in this paragraph, specially as “youth and gladness” are located clearly on the sky and earth.
The remaining option, “Branches rustled faintly in the fresh breeze”, doesn’t provide a link to spring as strong as the other options.
Harper Lee is the author of the book "To Kill A Mockingbird." The incident involving Mr. Radley and his shooting<em> demonstrates the </em><em>racism </em><em>and prejudice that existed in Maycomb.</em>
Racism served as the book's main theme. When Dill, Jem, and Scout attempt to sneak a peek into Mr. Radley's home in Chapter 6, they hear a gunshot. When Mr. Radley saw the shadow of a man, he pulled the trigger because he thought it was a black man who might have broken into his home to steal collard greens from his garden.
The event in To Kill A Mocking Bird had a strong undertone of racism, since Mr. Radley <em>fired the rifle without even pausing to consider who the shadow belonged to. </em>The novel's issue of racism is brought to light when the reader realizes that the shadow is that of a black man. It also makes clear that Maycomb residents were openly racist.