I need to find some quotes for understanding others theme. What should I be looking at to help me find more quotes?

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bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'll be happy to provide you with a few.

"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."  (Atticus' advice, Chapter 3)


"People in their right minds never take pride in their talents," said Miss Maudie.  (Concerning Atticus' marksmanship, Chapter 10)


"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, they don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."  (Miss Maudie, Chapter 10)


"Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of a comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody, and I'd rather it be me than that household of children out there."  (Atticus explaining Bob's spitting in his face, Chapter 23)

clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Here are a few more:

"But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal...That institution, gentleman, is a court." (Atticus' closing argument, chapter 20)


"There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads - they couldn't be fair if they tried.  In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins.  They're ugly, but those are the facts of life." (Atticus response to Jem's questions about the unfair outcome of the trial, Chapter 23)


"People have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box." (Chapter 23)

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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