I am trying to find quotes in To Kill a Mockingbird that express the theme of tolerance. I can't seem to find any good ones, though!Could you please give me some quotes that express tolerance?...

I am trying to find quotes in To Kill a Mockingbird that express the theme of tolerance. I can't seem to find any good ones, though!

Could you please give me some quotes that express tolerance? Include page numbers please and thank you?!

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Why, certainly! Below are some quotes from the various characters regarding prejudice and tolerance in To Kill a Mockingbird.

ATTICUS FINCH.  "First of all," he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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." (p. 30)

SHERIFF HECK TATE.  "... taking the one man who's done you and this town a great service an' draggin' him with his shy ways into the limelight--to me, that's a sin... If it was any other man it'd be different. But not this man, Mr. Finch." (p. 276)

CALPURNIA.  "Folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language."  (p. 126)

DOLPHUS RAYMOND.  "Cry about the simple hell people give other people--without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too."  (p. 201)

MISS MAUDIE.  "I thought to myself, well, we're making a step--it's just a baby step, but it's a step."  (p. 216)

 

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