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Scout Finch

"He ain't company Cal, he's just a Cunningham"

"I think there is just one type of folks. Folks"

"Atticus is feeble"

"there wasn't much else for us to learn except possibly algebra"

"I slipped my hand in the crook of his arm"

"well, it'd sort of be like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"

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Scout Finch

"it was the first time I ever walked away from a fight"

"if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this then so could I"

"Scout'd just as soon jump on someone as look at them if her prides at stake"

"somehow if i fought Cecil I would let Atticus down."

"well if we came out during the Old Testament it's too long ago to matter"

"I began to feel there was some skill involved in being girl"

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Atticus Finch

"played with us, read with us... treated us with courteous detachment"

"you'll never understand a person, until you consider things from their point of view"

"until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"

"courage is when you know you are licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what"

"Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on public streets"

"I do my best to love everyone"

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Atticus Finch

Atticus to Mayella- "He's not trying to mock you, he's being polite"

"we trust him to do right"

"civilised in heart"

"only man in these arts who can keep a jury out so long"

"he would be there all night anad would be there when Jem woke up in the morning"

"there are men like Atticus to go for us"

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Jem Finch

"In all his life hehad never declined a dare"

"not to bother him at school"

"It was Jem's turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears"

"we ought to do away with juries"

"becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things go wrong"

"you'll always have an idea"

"he was difficult to live with inconsistent, moody"

"Mister Jem"

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Calpurnia (Cal)

"Calpurnia had more grammar than most coloured folks"

Atticus "couln't operate a single day without Calpurnia"

a "faithful member" of the family

she "rarely commented on the ways of white people"

her hand was "as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard"

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Dill (Charles Baker Harris)

seen as "a curiosity"

"a pocket merlin"

"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown"

family "wasn't interested in me2

"he hasn't got a home .. just gets passed around" Francis

the Radley House "drew him as the moon draws water"

"engagement" to Scout

"the biggest ones [lies] I have ever heard"

"his own twilight world"

"it made me sick plain sick" (Mr Gilmer questioning Tom)

"dreamy head"

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Tom Robinson

"a quiet, respectable, humble ******"

Mr Underwood likened Tom's death to the "senseless slaughter of songbirds"

"Tom was tired of taking white men's chances and preferred to take his own"

"felt sorry for her" (Mayella)

"Mr Ewell didn't seem to help her none"

Mayella must have been "mistaken in her mind"

manners were "as good as Atticus'"

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Boo (Arthur) Radley

"malevolent phantom"


"Atticus was right. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough" Scout

he "gently released my hand... I never saw him again"

"six and a half feet tall" eats "raw squirrels amd any cats he could catch" his "hands were blood stained" and he had "a long jagged scar"

Publicity would be "sort of like shootin' a mockingbird"

"spoke as nicely as he knew"

"that is a sad house"

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Aunt Alexandra

"fitted into Maycomblike a hand in a glove"

"Almost said Atticus was disgracin' the family"

"I'm sorry brother"

"I can'tsay I approve of every thing he does ... but he's my brother"

"darling" to Scout

"fine folks"

"we thought it best fr you to have some feminine influence"

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Maudie Atkinson

"chameleon lady"

"magesterial beauty"

"our friend"

"loved everything that grew on God's earth"

dislikes Tom as a specticle "poor devil's on trial for his life"

"so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live this one"

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Maudie Atkinson

"you're the best lady I know"

"foot-washers" who "think women are a sin by definition"

"always wanted a smaller house Jem Finch. Gives me more yard"

"one spring of nut-grass can ruin a whole yard"

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Maudie Atkinson

"you're the best lady I know"

"foot-washers" who "think women are a sin by definition"

"always wanted a smaller house Jem Finch. Gives me more yard"

"one spring of nut-grass can ruin a whole yard"

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Bob Ewell

"disgrace of Maycomb"

"lived like animals"

"stale whiskey"

"absolute trash"

"look like a fool"

"fired for laziness"

complained about the "****** nest"

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Mayella Ewell

"Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean, I was reminded of the red gerainiums"

"Mayella must have been the lonliest person in the world"

..."lonlier than Boo Radley"

"what her father does to her doesn't count"

"accustomed to strenuous labour"

Mayella "has committed no crime, merely broken a rigid and time honoured code of our society"

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Mrs Dubose

"meanest old woman who ever lived"

"is the bravest woman I knew"

"horrible"/ "we could do nothing to please her"

"she died beholden to nothing and nobody"

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The Cunningham's

"The Cunningham's never took anything they can't pay back"

"once you earned their respect they were for you tooth and nail"

My Cunningham is a good man "he just has blind spots"

1930s "crash hit them hardest"

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Church- "Maycomb's principal recreation"

Stephanie Crawford - "the neighbourhood scold"

"an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it"

"Maycomb county had recently been told it had nothing to fear but fear itself"

"ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps"

"frosting of sweat and sweet talcum"

"a day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer"

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"shoot all the bluejays you want... it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"

"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but... sing their hearts ot for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"

"the senseless slaughter of songbirds"

"it would be like shootin' a mockingbird"

Finches= vulnerable birds

Mockingbirds= Tm, Mayella, Dolphus, Boo

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"we're making a step- it's just a baby step, but it's a step"

"Negroes were getting to their feet"

Dolphus Raymond "I live like I do because that's the way I want to live"

"guilty, guilty, guilty"

case is as "simple as black and white"

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