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How can I find To Kill a Mockingbird quotes?important quotes from chapters (12,13,14)...

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anthony-bitar | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM via web

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How can I find To Kill a Mockingbird quotes?

important quotes from chapters (12,13,14) and why are they meaningful to the story? what does it tell us about a character? what message the author us trying to get across? what does it tell us about the story that we didn't already know?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:11 AM (Answer #2)

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I think the most important quote from chapter 12 is from when Calpurnia takes the children to her own church so they won’t cause mischief in theirs.  A woman named Lula objects to the Finch children’s presence. 

Lula stopped, but she said, "You ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here- they got their church, we got our'n. It is our church, ain't it, Miss Cal?"

Calpurnia said, "It's the same God, ain't it?"

This quote is significant because it demonstrates one of the key themes of the book: there really is no need for racism.  Everyone is the same.  Everyone is under the same God.  People of both races need to be treated with respect.

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

Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:56 PM (Answer #3)

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Important quotations from any story will become more obvious to you once you have read not only the individual chapters but also the complete work. In the case ofTKAM, Dill's quote at the end of Chapter 14 is a revelation about Boo Radley's reason for remaining inside his house:

"Maybe he doesn't have anywhere to run off to..."  (Chapter 14)

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luiji | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted November 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM (Answer #4)

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I studied the novel earlier this year, and I got given thisamazingwebsite. It's got awesome info on the book.

Just click on the link, then download the PDF document named To Kill a Mockingbird.

http://www.litcharts.com/

Hope it helps. It really helped me.

Luiji

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 26, 2012 at 7:12 PM (Answer #5)

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The third post above makes a good point here. Realizing what lines of text and pieces of dialogue are important and relate to a book's themes can become a simpler task when you have read the entire book. 

Knowing the whole story should help you to recognize the lines that express a character's personality, role, or function in a book.

Also, the best, easiest and fastest place to find quotations regarding a specific books is the book itself. You can spend hours looking online sometimes and not find any useful quotations. Looking at the book, you might find what you're looking for in a few minutes.

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