Quotes/Character Notes for To kill a mocking bird

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  • Scout Finch:
    • Unlady like she will "never be interested in clothes" 
    • Outgoing, first meets boo "Hey Boo"
    • asks Atticus why the Cunninghams pay him with "stovewood"- learns how poor people can be proud
    • describes her school as "Tweleve years of unrelived boredom" - more mature than most for her age
    • Dosnt understand rasism "I think theres just one kind of folks - Folks".
    • Learns Atticus's mannors - "Atticus said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in
    • Looks up to Atticus - "It was times like these where i thought my farther was the bravest man who ever lived"
    • Looks up to Calpurnia, by watching her she beleives there is "some skill involved in being a girl"


Jem Finch

  • First he is a bit of a rebel
    • Says Atticus is "too old and feeble"
    • Lies to get into trouble "I never been wipped by atticus and I intend to keep it that way"
    • Repeativly tells atticus hes "not going home" outside court house
  • Becomes more like Atticus
    • Reads papers in the evenings - like Atticus
    • stops Scout killing an insect - symbolically showing he wants to protect the weak and vulnerable
    • Looks out for scout - she says Jem is being like Atticus making her "feel right when things went wrong
  • Strong sense of justice - tells atticus what happens to tom "aint right


Atticus Finch: Brave (protects tom). Calm (in court)

  • Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
  • kind - isn't doing job for money, accepts nuts from cunninghams 
  • "Wouldnt be able to hold his head up high" if he didnt defend tom
  • Teaches children right from wrong - Tells scout "don't use that word" (******)
  • Sees the good in everybody - calls Mrs durbose a "great lady". Tells scout to imagine herself in someone else's body and "walk around in it"
  • He acts "the same in his house as he is on the public streets" - acts himself
  • Treats cal with courtesy, e.g. drives her home
  • Acts Sa bridge between black and whites
  • Mrs maudie says he is a man who is


John Edwards

really good notes gonna be so uselful me and bingham are having a whale of a time

thanks jodie



good resource but has a lot of spelling mistakes in it.


awesome jodie thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

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