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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Hailey Spears

Period 12

Southern Ways/Small Town Life

|Chapter # |Page # |Text Excerpt & Related Significance |
|1 |3-4 |“Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded |
| | |ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings.” |
| | |having a strong family background was important |
|3 |24 |“Hush your mouth! Don’t matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this houses yo’ compn’y, and don’t you |
| | |let me catch you remarkin’ on their ways like you was so high and mighty!” |
| | |illiterate way of speaking from Calpurnia |
| | |Scout was being rude to Walter |
|3 |27 |“They come first day every year and then leave. The truant lady gets ‘em here the first day.” |
| | |The Ewell’s don’t have parents and never come to school |
|3 |30 |“We could not expect her to learn all Maycomb’s ways in one day, and we could not hold her responsible when|
| | |she knew no better.” |
| | |Miss Caroline was from Alabama |
|9 |83 |“If Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs, that’s his own business, like Grandma says, so it |
| | |aint your fault. I guess it aint your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but im here to tell|
| | |you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family.” |
| | |Liking blacks was looked upon as embarrassing for the rest of the family. |
|13 |127 |“For a while in Maycomb meant anything from three days to thirty years.” |
| | |Maycomb ways |
|13 |133 |“Gentle breeding, he continued, when I had found and scratched it, and that you should try to live up to |
| | |your name-“ |
| | |The Finch’s had a name for them in Maycomb of being of high status |
|15 |149 |“In Maycomb, if one went for a walk with no definite purpose in mind, it was correct to believe ones mind |
| | |incapable of definite purpose.” |
| | |Maycomb ways |
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Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes

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|2 |20 |“It was clear enough to the rest of us: Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. He didn’t |
| | |forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day.” |
| | |The Cunninghams were poor and everyone knew it besides Miss Caroline |
|16 |157 |“Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children… you children last night made Walter Cunningham stand in my |
| | |shoes for a minute.” |
| | |Let Mr. Cunningham see how Atticus gets treated for defending a colored person |
|23 |218 |“Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that|
| | |trial, if he had any to begin with.” |
| | |Atticus justified Bob Ewell’s actions |
|31 |279 |“Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk |
| | |around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” |
| | |Scout finally realized why Mr. Arthur never left his house. |
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Mockingbird References/Symbol

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|10 |90 |“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make noise for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples gardens, don’t |
| | |nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill |
| | |a mockingbird.” |
| | |Mockingbird reference |
| | |Killing innocence |
|21 |210 |“The feeling grew until the atmosphere in the courtroom was exactly the same as a cold February morning, |
| | |when the mockingbirds were still, and the carpenters had stopped hammering on Miss Maudie’s new house, and |
| | |every wood door in the neighborhood was shut as tight as the doors of the Radley Place.” |
| | |The courtroom was cold, unfair, and quiet. |
|25 |241 |“He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb |
| | |thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” |
| | |Mockingbird reference because like mockingbirds, colored people are also killed even though they are |
| | |innocent |
|30 |276 |“Well, itd be sort of like shootin a mockingbird, wouldn’t it? Atticus put his face in my hair and rubbed |
| | |it. When he got up and walked across the porch into the shadows, his youthful step had returned. Before he |
| | |went inside the house, he stopped in front of Boo Radley. Thank you for my children, Arthur..” |
| | |In this case, Scout and Jem were the mockingbirds because they were attacked even though they had nothing |
| | |to do with their father. |
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Prejudice & Tolerance

|Chapter # |Page # |Text Excerpt & Related Significance |
|6 |54 |“Says if anybody sees a white nigger around, that’s the one. Says hes got the other barrel waitin for the |
| | |next sound he hears in that patch, an’ next time he wont aim high, be it dog, nigger, or –Jem Finch!” |
| | |Stereotype that black people steal |
|8 |74 |“She held up her hands. A network of tiny lines crisscrossed her palms, brown with dirt and dried blood. |
| | |You’ve ruined ‘em, Why don’t you get a colored man?” |
| | |Making fun of her brown hands |
|9 |74 |“Cecil Jacobs made me forget. He had announced in the school yard the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy |
| | |defended niggers. I denied it, but told Jem.” |
| | |Liking black people was a bad thing |
|12 |119 |“Lula stopped, but she said, You aint got no business bringin white chillum here- they got their church, we|
| | |got our’n. It is our church, aint it, Miss Cal?” |
| | |Still believed in segregation |
| | |Coloreds were proud of their church and didn’t want white folks in it |
| | |Prejudice against whites |
|14 |135 |“I told him in detail about our trip to church with Calpurnia. Atticus seemed to enjoy it, but Aunt |
| | |Alexandra, who was sitting in a corner quietly sewing, put down her embroidery and stared at us.” |
| | |Atticus was tolerant and not racist |
| | |Aunt Alexandria was prejudiced towards Calpurnia |
|14 |137 |“She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good- and another thing, |
| | |the children love her.” |
| | |Atticus was very tolerant and the only non-racist person in Maycomb |
|16 |157 |“Anything fit to say at the table’s fit to say in front of Calpurnia. She knows what she means to this |
| | |family.” |
| | |Atticus is the complete opposite of Aunt Alexandria |
|16 |161 |“Always does. He likes ‘em better’n he likes us, I reckon. Lives by himself way down near the county line. |
| | |Hes got a colored woman and all sorts of mixed chillun.” |
| | |Mr. Dolphus Raymond liked colored people more than he liked white people. |
| | |First for Maycomb. |
|16 |162 |“but around here once you have a drop of Negro blood, that makes you all black.” |
| | |Even if you’re mixed you’re still treated like a colored person. |
| | |Mixed people aren’t wanted anywhere |
|20 |203 |“I say guilt, gentlemen, because it was guilt that motivated her. She has committed no crime, she has |
| | |merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is |
| | |hounded from our midst as unfit to live with.” |
| | |It wasn’t right for a white woman to want a colored man. |
|20 |204 |“that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be |
| | |trusted around our women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber.” |
| | |Very stereotypical and prejudiced to colored people. |
| | |The belief in Maycomb |
|26 |245 |“Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice, she enunciated carefully. There are no better|
| | |people in the world than the Jews, and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me.” |
| | |Very hypocritical |
|26 |247 |“I heard her say its time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves an the next |
| | |thing they think they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an then turn around and be |
| | |ugly about folks right at home-.” |
| | |Scout realized something about people, that no matter what colored people will always be known as bad. |
|27 |249 |“I aint touched her, Link Deas, and aint about to go with no nigger! You don’t have to touch her, all you |
| | |have to do is make her afraid, an’ if assault aint enough to keep you locked up awhile, Ill get you in on |
| | |the Ladies Law, so get outa my sight!” |
| | |Made a big deal because he questioned him harassing a colored women |


|Chapter # |Page # |Text Excerpt & Related Significance |
|1 |8 |“Our first raid came to pass only because Dill bet Jem The Gray Ghost against two Tom Swifts that Jem |
| | |wouldn’t get any farther than the Radley gate.” |
| | |Jem was brave and never declined a dare |
|11 |112 |“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. Its when you know youre licked before you begin but you begin anyways and you see it through no |
| | |matter what.” |
| | |Courage of Mrs. Dubose before her death |
|15 |153 |“Don’t you remember me, Mr Cunningham? Im Jean Louise Finch. You brought me some hickory nuts one time, |
| | |remember? I began to sense the futility one feels when unacknowledged by a chance acquaintance.” |
| | |Took courage of Scout to run into the middle of a circle of argueing men |
|17 |178 |“I didn’t think so: Atticus was trying to show, it seemed to me, that Mr. Ewell could have beaten up |
| | |Mayella. That much I could follow.” |
| | |Atticus showed courage by calling a white person a liar. |
|19 |191 |“No suh, not after she offered me a nickel the first time. I was glad to do it, Mr. Ewell didn’t seem to |
| | |help her none, and neither did the chillum, and I knowed she didn’t have no nickels to spare.” |
| | |Tom Robinson called out Mr. Ewell |
|28 |262 |“Ones mind works very slowly at times. Stunned, I stood there dumbly. The scuffling noises were dying; |
| | |someone wheezed and the night was still again.” |
| | |Courage to go back there in the first place and courage not to run when they first heard someone following |
| | |them |
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Childhood Innocence

|Chapter # |Page # |Text Excerpt & Related Significance |
|2 |17 |“Now that I was compelled to think about it, reading was something that just came to me, as learning to |
| | |fasten the seat of my union suit without looking around, or achieving to bows from a snarl of shoelaces.” |
| | |Most were illiterate at this time; rare |
|4 |39 |“As the summer progressed, so did our game. We polished and perfected it, added dialogue and plot until we |
| | |had manufactured a small play upon which we rang changes every day.” |
| | |The three of them started to play a game called Boo Radley where they mocked the Radley family. |
|5 |47 |“Were askin’ him real politely to come out sometimes, and tell us what he does in there-we said we wouldn’t|
| | |hurt him and wed buy him an ice cream.” |
| | |- Dill and Jem wanted Boo Radley to come out of his house and were writing him a letter. |
|6 |55 |“He evidently remembered he was engaged to me, for he ran back out and kissed me swiftly kissed me in front|
| | |of Jem. Yawl write, hear?” |
| | |Scout and Dill were “engaged.” |
| | |Thought they were going to be engaged one day |
|7 |60 |“Jem looked from the girl-doll to me. The girl-doll wore bangs. So did I. These are us, he said.” |
| | |Jem and Scout found dolls that looked exactly like them hidden in the whole in the tree |
|8 |63 |“Atticus said Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their |
| | |parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change.” |
| | |Scout believed that the seasons were based on behavior |
|9 |87 |“Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em. |
| | |Children see in black and white. |
|9 |89 |“But I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I |
| | |realized he wanted me to hear every word he said.” |
| | |Atticus said things so Scout would purposely hear them and learn from them. |
|12 |116 |“With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable. I stayed miserable for two days.” |
| | |Dill was no longer coming to Maycomb |
|14 |143 |“-Scout, lets get us a baby. There was a man Dill had heard of who had a boat that he rowed across to a |
| | |foggy island where all these babies were; you could order one-“ |
| | |Ironic |
|19 |199 |“I don’t care one speck. It aint right, somehow it aint right to do em that way. Hasn’t anybody got any |
| | |business talkin like that- it just makes me sick.” |
| | |Dill didn’t understand why people were so prejudiced and intolerable of colored people |
| | |Dill knew how it felt to not be treated properly and to not feel like you fill in |
|22 |213 |“I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and |
| | |when they do it- seems that only children weep.” |
| | |Only children mourn because they are the only ones that aren’t racist and don’t understand racism yet and |
| | |what black people did to deserve this |
|22 |214 |“I hate grown folks lookin’ at you, said Dill. Makes you feel like you’ve done something.” |
|28 |254 |“We laughed. Haints, Hot Steams, incantations, secret signs, had vanished with our years as mist with |
| | |sunrise.” |
| | |They were growing up and starting not to be so gullible |
|29 |270 |“A strange small spasm shook him, as if he heard fingernails scrape slate, but as a I gazed at him in |
| | |wonder the tension slowly drained from his face. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor’s |
| | |image blurred with my sudden tears. Hey, Boo, I said.” |
| | |Scout just knew that this person was Mr. Arthur without actually ever meeting him |

Significant Quotes

|Chapter # |Page # |Text Excerpt & Related Significance |
|1 |8 |“The Radley Place jutted into a sharp curve beyond our house. Walking south, one faced its porch; the |
| | |sidewalk turned and ran beside the lot.” |
| | |Everyone was afraid of the Radley Place |
|1 |12-13 |“He goes out, all right, when its pitch dark. Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the|
| | |night one time and saw him looking straight through the window at her…” |
| | |There’s rumors about Mr. Radley that he comes out at night |
|2 |16 |“I was to stick with the first grade and he would stick with the fifth. In short, I was to leave him |
| | |alone.” |
| | |Scout was in first grade and Jem was in fifth |
|2 |22 |“As I was the last to leave, I saw her sink down into her chair and bury her head in her arms. Had her |
| | |conduct been more friendly toward me, I would have felt sorry for her. She was a pretty little thing.” |
| | |Miss Caroline wasn’t from around here and had no idea what she was getting herself into. |
|3 |25 |“she had taught me to write and it got me in trouble once today.” |
| | |Calpurnia was the one that taught Scout how to read but Calpurnia was black |
|4 |38 |“I raised my head and stared at the Radley Place steps in front of me. I froze.” |
| | |Scout accidentally rolled into the Radley Place lawn |
|4 |41 |“Through all the head-shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem-yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I |
| | |could not have heard from the sidewalk. Someone inside the house was laughing.” |
| | |It was believed that no one lived in the Radley Place |
|5 |46 |“If hes not he should be by now. The things that happen to people we never really know. What happens in |
| | |houses behind closed doors, what secrets-.” |
| | |-Miss Maudie was talking about Mr. Anthony (Boo Radley) |
|6 |53 |“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 three of them were in Radley’s back porch and Jem was trying to peer in the window when a shadow came |
| | |near him. |
|6 |56 |“Mr. Nathans gonna find ‘em in the morning Jem. He knows you lost ‘em. When he shows ‘em to Atticus itll be|
| | |pretty bad, that’s all there is to it.” |
| | |Jem lost his pants when he was escaping and is afraid someone will find them and know it was him. |
|7 |58 |“When I went back, they were folded across the fence…like they were expectin’ me.” |
| | |Mr. Radley now knows Jem was the one snooping in his back yard and hes afraid he’ll come after him. |
|7 |62 |“Next morning on the way to school he ran ahead of me and stopped at the tree. Jem was facing me when he |
| | |looked up, and I saw him go stark white.” |
| | |The whole in the tree where someone kept leaving them gifts was filled with cement. Mr Radley said the tree|
| | |was dieing but it was evident that it wasn’t. |
|8 |69 |“At the front door, we saw fire spewing from Miss Maudie’s diningroom windows. As if to confirm what we |
| | |saw, the town fire siren wailed up the scale to a treble pitch and remained there, screaming.” |
| | |Miss Maudie’s house burnt down |
|8 |71 |“I looked down and found myself clutching a brown woolen blanket I was wearing around my shoulders, |
| | |squaw-fashion. Atticus, I don’t know, sir…” |
| | |Mr. Radley secretly put the blanket around Scout and if she would have turned around she would have seen |
| | |him. |
|8 |73 |“Always wanted a smaller house. Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, Ill have more room for my |
| | |azaleas now!” |
| | |Miss Maudie was happy still even though her house burnt down. |
|10 |98 |“If your fathers anything, hes civilized in his heart. Markmanships a gift of God, a talent- oh, you have |
| | |to practice to make it perfect, but shootins different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he|
| | |put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I |
| | |guess he decided he wouldn’t shoot till he had to, and he had to today.” |
| | |Atticus was a called Ol’ One- Shot |
| | |Kept secret from Scout and Jem |
|10 |99 |“Jem picked up a rock and threw it jubilantly at the carhouse. Running after it, he called back: Atticus is|
| | |a gentleman, just like me!” |
| | |Jem wanted to be like Atticus and his ways |
|11 |100 |“A lovelier lady than our mother never lived, she said, and it was heartbreaking the way Atticus Finch let |
| | |her children run wild.” |
| | |Their mother died |
| | |Blamed their behavior on Atticus |
|11 |109 |“It suddenly came to me that each day we had been staying a little longer at Mrs. Dubose’s, that the alarm |
| | |clock went off a few minutes later every day. |
| | |Mrs. Dubose wanted more and more time with them |
|11 |111 |“Yes, that’s what they were. Most of the time you were reading to her I doubt if she heard a word you |
| | |said. Her whole mind and body were concentrated on that alarm clock. If you hadn’t fallen into her hands, |
| | |id have made you go read to her anyway.” |
| | |Reading was a distraction because she knew she was dieing. |
|12 |120 |“There was no sign of piano, organ, hymnbooks, church programs- the familiar ecclesiastical impedimenta we |
| | |saw every Saturday.” |
| | |Black churches were much poorer then White churches and couldn’t afford those things. |
|12 |123 |“It was customary for field Negroes with tiny children to deposit them in whatever shade there was while |
| | |their parents worked- usually the babies sat in the shade between two rows of cotton.” |
| | |Slavery tells us that this was before the Civil War |
|12 |125 |“Zeebo was Calpurnia’s eldest son. If I had ever thought about it, I would have known that Calpurnia was of|
| | |mature years- Zeebo had half-grown children-but then I had never thought about it.” |
| | |Scout didn’t think Calpurnia had a life outside of the Finch house |
| | |“That Calpurnia led a modest double life never dawned on me. The idea that she had a separate existence |
| | |outside our household was a novel one, to say nothing of her having command of two languages.” |
|14 |143 |“As Dill explained, I found myself wondering what life would be if Jem were different, even from what he |
| | |was now; what I would do if Atticus did not feel the necessity of my presence, help and advice. |
| | |Scout was lucky that Atticus was the way he was or she would be like Dill |
|14 |144 |“Why do you reckon Boo Radleys never run off? Dill sighed a long sigh and turned away from me. Maybe he |
| | |doesn’t have anywhere to run off to.” |
| | |Ironic |
| | |Running away |
|15 |155 |“Atticus and Jem were well ahead of us, and I assumed that Atticus was giving him hell for not going home, |
| | |but I was wrong. As they passed under a streetlight Atticus reached out and massaged Jem’s hair, his one |
| | |gesture of affection. |
| | |Jem and Atticus weren’t as close as Scout and Atticus |
|18 |185 |“Judge Taylor looked sternly at Mayella. Don’t you cry, young woman- he began, but Atticus said, Let her |
| | |cry if she wants to, Judge. We have all the time in the world.” |
| | |Atticus was not giving up on proving that Tom did not beat Mayella and that she was lieing. |
|18 |186 |“Judge Taylor laughed outright. Oh sit down Horace, hes doing nothing of the sort. If anything, the |
| | |witness’s browbeating Atticus.” |
| | |Judge Taylor was favoring Atticus |
|18 |188 |“Somehow, Atticus had hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but it gave him no pleasure to do so.|
| | |He sat with his head down, and I never saw anybody glare at anyone with the hatred Mayella showed when she |
| | |left the stand and walked by Atticus’s table.” |
| | |Scout didn’t understand that Atticus was proving Mayella was a liar |
|21 |211 |“A jury never looks at a defendant it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at |
| | |Tom Robinson.” |
| | |Something Scout learned from her father being a lawyer. |
|20 |200 |“I try to give ‘em a reason a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason. When I come |
| | |to town, which is seldom, if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s |
| | |in the clutches of whiskey-that’s why he wont change his ways. He cant help himself, that’s why he lives |
| | |the way he does.” |
| | |Mr. Dolphus Raymond is actually a good person |
|22 |215 |“Court appointed defenses usually given to Maxwell Green, Maycombs latest addition to the bar, who needed |
| | |the experience. Maxwell Green should have had Tom Robinson’s case.” |
| | |It was no coincidence that Atticus ended up defending Tom |
|23 |217 |“Too proud to fight you nigger-lovin bastard? Miss Stephanie said Atticus said, No, too old, put his hands |
| | |in his pockets and strolled on.” |
| | |Showed the maturity and confidence of Atticus |
|23 |220 |“You couldn’t, but they could and did. The older you grow the more of it youll see. The one place where a |
| | |man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of |
| | |carrying their resentments right into a jury box.” |
| | |Tom lost because of the jury |
|23 |226 |“Theres four kinds of folks in the world. Theres the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, theres the |
| | |kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes.” |
| | |Acknowledging the distinction between whites instead of just white and black. |
|23 |227 |“I think im beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in the house all this time… its because |
| | |he wants to stay inside.” |
| | |Justifiying Boo Radleys way of life. |
|24 |235 |“Toms dead.” |
| | |Tom had been shot at prison for trying to escape |
|24 |237 |“After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I.” |
| | |Starting to respect Aunt Alexandra |
|25 |240 |“To Maycomb, Toms death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run. Typical of a nigger’s mentality to|
| | |have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw.” |
| | |Typical of a colored man to be killed |
|26 |242 |“Hidy do, Mr. Arthur, I would say, as if I had said it every afternoon of my life. Evening Jean Louise, he |
| | |would say, as if he had said it every afternoon of my life, right pretty spell were having isn’t it? Yes |
| | |sir, right pretty I would say, and go on.” |
| | |The relationship Scout wanted to have with Mr. Arthur as if he were a typical neighbor |
| | |Wanted him to be normal |
|26 |243 |“There was one odd thing, though, that I never understood: in spite of Atticus’s shortcomings as a parent, |
| | |people were content to re-elect him to the state legislature that year, as usual, without opposition.” |
| | |Although he was nice to colored people and defended one, everyone knew Atticus was the best lawyer in town|
|28 |259 |“Jem was becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things went wrong. Almost- not |
| | |even Jem could make me go through that crowd, and he consented to wait backstage with me until the audience|
| | |left.” |
| | |Jem and Scout weren’t fighting anymore and Jem was starting to really become that male role model figure |
| | |that Scout needed |
|28 |266 |“Bob Ewell’s lyin on the ground under that tree down yonder with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs. |
| | |He’s dead, Mr. Finch.” |
| | |Mr. Ewell had killed himself trying to kill Scout and Jem |
|29 |269 |“This thing probably saved you’re her life, he said. Look. He pointed with a long forefinger. A shiny clean|
| | |line stood out on the dull wire. Bob Ewell meant business…” |
| | |If it wasn’t for Scout’s ham suit she would be dead. |
|30 |273 |“Sometimes I think im a total failure as a parent, but im all they’ve got.” |
| | |Atticus tries to be the hero and a perfect role model to Scout and Jem but he doesn’t think that’s enough |
|30 |276 |“Theres a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for its dead. Let the dead bury the dead |
| | |this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead.” |
| | |Karma took a role in this, instead of Mr. Ewell coming after Atticus though he came after his children. |
|31 |278 |“Boo and I walked up the steps to the porch. His fingers found the front doorknob. He gently released my |
| | |hand, opened the door, went inside, and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again.” |
| | |Jem never got to see Boo Radley |
|31 |281 |“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them. He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room. He |
| | |would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.” |
| | |Scout realized how nice Boo was. If it wasn’t for him they might not be alive right now |

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