"Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it." Page 5 This quote is important to the narrator, because it upturns her feelings about her home.
"'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.' I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." Page 17 This quote shows how Scout’s teacher is mad at her because she knows how to read instead of being proud. It shows how closed minded some people in Maycomb were.
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-' 'Sir?'
'-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.'" Page 30 This quote shows the special bond between Atticus and Scout. Atticus shows her important life lessons that no one else I going to teach her.
"Tin-foil was sticking out of a knot-hole just above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun." Page 33 This shows how Boo is not a bad person like the kids describe him.
"Putting his life's history on display for the edification of the neighborhood.' Jem seemed to swell a little. 'I didn't say we were doin' that, I didn't say it!' Atticus grinned dryly. 'You just told me,' he said. 'You stop this nonsense right now, every one of you.'" Page 49 Atticus is telling his kids that the Radleys are not bad people and they shouldn’t be made fun of.
"Then I saw the shadow. It was the shadow of a man with a hat on. At first I thought it was a tree, but there was no wind blowing, and tree trunks never walked. The back porch was bathed in moonlight, And the shadow, crisp and toast, moved across the porch towards Jem." Page 53 The kids think the shadowy man is Boo, and they are really scared of him without even meeting him in person. Chapter 7
"As Atticus once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it: if I had gone alone to the Radley Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held the next afternoon. So I left Jem alone and tried not to bother him." Page 57 This is an example of Scout using his father’s advice.
"'Thank who?' I asked.
'Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you.' My stomach turned to water and I nearly threw up when Jem held out the blanket and crept toward me. 'He sneaked out of the house-turn 'round-sneaked up, an' went like this!'" Page 72 Scout appears frightened that Boo was so close to her,but she realizes that he saved her.
"Atticus said, 'You've a lot to learn, Jack.'
'I know. Your daughter gave me my first lessons this afternoon. She said I didn't understand children much and told me why. She was quite right. Atticus, she told me how I should have treated her-oh dear, I'm so sorry I romped on her.'" Page 87 Uncle Jack admits that Scout taught him a lesson even though she’s way youger.
"I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Page 90 You can shoot all the bluejays you want they’re annoying they deserve it, but mockingbirds are innocent the only thing they do is sing for us.
"'A lady?' Jem raised his head. His face was scarlet. 'After all those things she said about you, a lady?' 'She was. She had her own views about things, a lot different from mine, maybe...Son, I told you that if you hadn't lost your head I'd have made you go read to her. I wanted you to see something about her. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.'" Page 112 Atticus tells Jem that it wasn’t Mrs. Dubose’s fault that...
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