What are ten things that represent Mrs Dubose? I have some quotes but I need items to go with them please help!i need basically ten good quotes and an idea of the item i should use to go with them

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troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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1 "If you aren't sent to the reform school before next week, my name's not Dubose!"  I'd use a ruler with this, as if she's an old school marm who is abusive.  She says this to Jem.

2  "And you--what are you doing in those overalls?"  I'd use a frilly dress or a camisole with this one.  She thinks Scout should wear a dress and a camisole as a young lady.

3 "Your father's no better than the n---ers and trash he works for!" A noose would be fitting for her statement here--as racist as she is.

4  "So you brought that dirty little sister of yours, did you?" This would be fitting with a bar of soap. She thinks Scout needs a daily scrubbing.

5  "Cords of saliva would collect on her lips; she would draw them in, then open her mouth again." She's being compared to a clam in this paragraph--so a clam could represent this quote describing her.

6  "Thought you could kill my Snow-On-The-Mountain, did you?" She says this to Jem about how he ripped up her flowers. The flower itself with roots and all would represent this quote.

7 "Her bottom plate was not in, and her upper lip protruded" could be represented by a set of false teeth/dentures.

8  "Her hands were knobby, and the cuticles were grown up over her fingernails." This could be represented by and old wrinkly hand with long, gross nails.

9  "You may commence reading, Jeremy." The book of IVANHOE could represent this quote.

10  "And that's all.  Good day to you."  This would be like a final wave goodbye.  They don't see her again after her last reading.

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daavidw | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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I'm not sure where she says it, but Mrs. Dubose says something to Jem like, "You'd have to pull at the roots to destroy my Snow-on-the mountains," which symbolizes how to tarnish the minds of human kind, you have to start at the bottom, or literally speaking, with the children. They are also a white flower, so when she laughs at his attempt to destroy them, she is displaying her elitist style, that she, along with all whites, are above everything and can't be brought down.  The sad truth is that she has to fake this strength because she is a corrupt person.  Mrs. Dubose is a morphine addict.  This adds to the image of the fact that during these times, whiites, like Mrs. Dubose thought they were superior, however they were more flawed than the blacks that they put to shame.

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