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"Foot-washers believe anything that's pleasure
is a sin" (chapter 5, page50)
This statement shows how foot-washers pronounce
people sinners without getting to know them first.
This again demonstrates how the people in
Maycomb are very judgemental and criticise others
without getting to know them first. Lee is showing
how the people in Maycomb were highly religious
and they would take religion to extremes.…read more

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"Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he
played with us, read to us, and treated us with
courteous detachment" (chapter 1, page11)
This shows us that Scout has a very formal
relationship with her father and it is not a typical
father-daughter relationship as they are
disconnected. She calls him Atticus which again
highlights the formality. He also treats the children
with respect and treats them like adults.…read more

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"Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the
fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket
around you." (chapter 8, page78)
This is an example of real life contradicting the
children's previously held beliefs and the
neighbourhood gossip. Lee portrays Boo Radley as a
caring person, on contrary to what the neighbours
think of him. Lee is making a hidden statement of
prejudice, she is saying you shouldn't judge someone
in a bad way without knowing them as a person.…read more

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"' Jem stamped his foot. `Don't you know you're
not supposed to even touch the trees over there?
You'll get killed if you do!'" (chapter 4, page39)
The use of the rhetorical question emphasises the
naivety of Jem who is furious with Scout. He's her
only older brother and he believes he should keep
her out of trouble and keep her safe from Boo
Radley. Lee is showing the children's superstitious
views of the Radley Place.…read more

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"Scout, I couldn't go to church and worship God
if I didn't try to help that man" (chapter 11,
This shows Atticus is deeply troubled about this
case, his conscience is persuading him that he should
defend Tom Robinson. He believes he couldn't go to
church because he feels God would be ashamed of
him if he didn't help Tom Robinson, this shows he is
religious. He believes that as a lawyer it is his duty to
help Tom Robinson try and gain justice.…read more

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