Give two of Atticus' sayings that Scout considers important in To Kill a Mockingbird?

2 Answers | Add Yours

bullgatortail's profile pic

bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

There are two memorable quotations that remain essential to the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird. Both are "Atticusisms." One deals with his advice to Scout concerning the judging of people without a thorough understanding of the situation. It particularly deals with the character of Boo Radley.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

The other focuses on the theme of innocence that is directly reflected in the title. It was a warning from Atticus to Jem that was later repeated by Miss Maudie to Scout. Scout understood Atticus' meaning later in the novel when she compared Boo to a mockingbird.

"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
mikeytheboss's profile pic

mikeytheboss | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted on

thanks for the info! really helped out with some the more important conflicts in the book........

We’ve answered 318,006 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question