To Kill a Mockingbird

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Taylor 1

Jordan Taylor Mr. Geil 4 September 2012 English 2 H/Per. 3 Connecting With Themes The Coexistence of the Good and Evil “It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. “It ain’t right,” he muttered, all the way to the corner of the square where we found Atticus waiting.” The Value of Moral Education “as I read the alphabet a faint line appeared between her eyebrows, and after making me read most of my First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile register aloud, she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more than faint distaste. Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more, it would interfere with my reader.” The Existence of Social Inequality “Yes, indeed, what has this world come to when a Finch goes against his raising? I’ll tell you!” She put her hand to her mouth. When she drew it away, it trailed a long silver thread of saliva. “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (102) The Conflict of Coming of Age “When she squinted down at me the tiny lines around her eyes deepened. “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?” (24)

Taylor 2

The Importance of Looking Beyond Appearance “No, child,” she said, “that is a sad house. I remember Arthur Radley when he was a boy. He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did. Spoke as nicely as he knew how.” (47) The Loss of Innonence “Dill was becoming something of a trial anyway, following Jem about. He had asked me earlier in the summer to marry him, then he promptly forgot about it. He staked me out, marked as his property, said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me.” (41)

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