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

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

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

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