To Kill A Mockingbird key quotes

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird
    • Jem
      • "I saw he had been crying"
      • "Atticus is a gentleman - just like me!"
        • Scout - "Why couldn't I mash him?" Jem- "because they don't bother you"
      • "they don't want us here"
    • Scout
      • "boys don't cook"
        • "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks"
          • "Atticus was right. you never really know a man until you walk in his shoes, standing on the Radley porch was enough"
        • "I must soon enter this world"
          • "well it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird wouldn't it"
        • "like a giant with a big foot had stepped on her"
      • Aunt A -"you should be in a dress and camisole"
    • Atticus
      • "Atticus was related by blood or marriage to nearly every family"
        • "we're fighting our friends"
          • "the evil assumption - that ALL Negroes lie..."
        • Francis "nigger lover"
        • "anything fit to say at the table's fit to say in front of Calpurnia"
      • "you never really understand a person until you consider things from their POV"
        • "shoot all the bluejays you want, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"
        • Scout - "the bravest man who ever lived"
          • "this case is as simple as black and white"
          • "no matter who he is, how rich, or how fine a family, that white man is trash"
    • Calpurnia
      • "her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard"
        • "keep your mouth shut or talk their language"
      • "Negroes worshipped in it, white men gambled"
    • life in maycomb
      • "he knew his people, they knew him"
      • "people moved slowly then"
        • "Maycombs usual disease"
        • "Four Negroes rose and gave us their front row seats"
      • a microcosm for american southern states
        • Miss Maudie -"one sprig of nut-grass can ruin a whole yard...blows it all over Maycomb!"
        • Rev. Sykes -"stand up, your fathers passin'"
      • "inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb society school system"
        • Tea group -"you simply are not being Christian today"
    • The Radleys
      • malevolent phantom
      • Jem -"he dined on raw squirrels"
    • Cunninghams
      • "talked together like two men"
      • Scout "Just a Cunningham"
    • Ewells
      • "filthiest human I had ever seen"
        • Scout - "Mayella must've been the lonliest person in the world, lonlier than Boo"
      • "people like the Ewells"
        • Mayella = "fragile looking"
      • "lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negro cabin"
    • Tom Robinson
      • Mr Gilmer - "YOU felt SORRY for HER?"
      • "Seventeen bullet holes in him"
        • Atticus -"i guess Tom was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take his own"
        • "Tom's death was Typical"
    • Aunt Alexandra
      • Scout -"she said I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants"
        • "fitted into the world of Maycomb like a glove, but not in mine&Jem's word"
      • "she was an incurable gossip"
      • "everyone in Maycomb, it seemed, had a streak"
    • Mrs Dubose
      • "Atticus - "she was the bravest woman i ever knew"
    • Dill
      • "made me sick, plain sick"
      • "there ain't one thing in this world i can do about folks except laugh"
    • Dolphus Raymond
      • "I try to give 'em a reason. it helps folks if they can latch onto a reason"
      • "because you're children and you can understand it"

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