Chapter 21: Setting: Alabama late 1930's: "...it wasn't rape if she let you, but she had to be eighteen- in Alabama, that is- and Mayella was nineteen. Apparently you had to kick and holler, you had to be overpowered and stomped on, preferably knocked stone cold. If you were under eighteen, you didn't have to go through all this." (Lee 279). The definition of rape has definitely changed.