To Kill a Mockingbird- Character Quotes

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To Kill a Mockingbird- Character Quotes


He played with us, read with us, and treated us with courteous detachment.’

“If Atticus Finch drank until he was drunk he wouldn’t be as hard as some men are at their best”- Miss Maudie

“Mr Finch is always courteous to everybody. He’s not trying to mock you, he’s trying to be polite”- Judge Taylor

“If spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating that’s something I’ll gladly take”- Atticus

Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”- Atticus


It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight’

‘If I fought Cecil I felt like I would let Atticus down.’

‘Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.’

‘I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.’


‘Jem was a born hero’

‘Jem antagonized me [Scout] until I could kill him, but when it came down to it, he was all I had.’

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

‘Jem was not one to dwell on past defeats’


‘Dill was off again. Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head.’

‘He preferred the magic of his own inventions.’

“I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown...I’m going to join the circus and laugh my head off.”- Dill

“I can read”- Dill on first meeting the Finch children

Tom Robinson

‘A quiet, respectable, humble *****.’

'Tom Robinson’s powerful shoulders rippled under his thin shirt.’

‘He likened Tom’s


Alex Clarke



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