To Kill A Mocking Bird- Key Quotes

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As Scout and Jem set off for the pageant, they began their ‘longest journey’ c27 p260

Scout:

  • ·         ‘I maintain that the Ewells started it all but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that.’ P.9
  • ·         ‘It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to Part Company.’ C.6 p.62
  • ·         ‘Just as the birds know where to go when it rains, I knew when there was trouble in our street’ c8 p.74
  • ·         Just as the birds know where to go when it rains, I knew when there was trouble in our street  c8 p74
  • ·         Jem… broke the remaining code of our childhood c14 p146
  • ·         I heard her say it’s time someone taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us c26 p253
  • ·         If aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I c24 p244
  • ·         It’d be sort of like shootin’ a mocking-bird c30 p282
  • ·         There wasn’t much left for us to learn, except possibly algebra c31 p286
  • ·         You’re growing out of your pants a little

Atticus:

  • ·         ‘He played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment’ p.11
  • ·         ‘You never really understand a person… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it’ C.3 p.35
  • ·         ‘Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets.’ C.5 p.48
  • ·         Shoot all the bluejays you want, if  you can hit ‘em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird c10 p96
  • ·         Why people go stark raving mad when anything involving a [black person] comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand c9 p94

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