Textual Evidence pertaining to parts of characters bodies?Hi, this is an English assignment for me due in a week. It is about finding evidence (quotes) that describe the character's body parts....

Textual Evidence pertaining to parts of characters bodies?

Hi, this is an English assignment for me due in a week. It is about finding evidence (quotes) that describe the character's body parts. This is not in a direct sense ("All Finch's had bad left eyes...") but more using body parts to describe the characters like for example -

Spine/Neck/Backbone (When atticus gets spit on, he refuses to fight?)

Here is a list of all that you can do. Please do as many as you can

Ears

Brain

Eyes

Feet/Toes/Legs

Hands/Fingers/Arms

Chest Cavity/Heart

Nose

Face

Mouth/Teeth

Muscles

Soul

 

Thank You

 

 

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

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This is a tough assignment, since there are very few direct quotations that will fit your criteria. However, here are a few examples of "body parts" connotations and metaphors from Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

VOICE:  "Mrs. Merriweather played her voice like an organ; every word she said received its full measure." (Chapter 24)
TEETH:  "Miss Maudie's gold bridgework tinkled... 'Where are your britches today?' 'Under my dress.' " (Chapter 24)
HAND:  "Aunt Alexandra fitted into the world of Maycomb like a hand into a glove."
EARS:  Eula May (the telephone operator) is the ears of Maycomb.
EYEBROWS:  Both Atticus and his brother, Jack, have their eyebrows mentioned on more than one occasion.
ARM & MUSCLES:  Tom Robinson's strength and deformed arm are both mentioned several times.
NOSE:  Miss Stephanie is the nosiest woman in town. 

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