Provide TKAM quotes that show pride in ancestry and tradition; and conformity/distrust of different races and social classes.Quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird that show: --Awareness of different...

Provide TKAM quotes that show pride in ancestry and tradition; and conformity/distrust of different races and social classes.

Quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird that show:

--Awareness of different social classes

--Pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different

--Little interest in the world outside of Maycomb

--Pride in ancestry and "tradition"

 

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    Here are a few quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird that fit your themes:

ANCESTRY.  "Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to som members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings."

TRADITION.  "Jem and I viewed Christmas with mixed feelings. The good side was the tree and Uncle Jack Finch. Every Christmas Eve day we met Uncle Jack at Maycomb Junction, and he would spend a week with us. A flip of the coin revealed the uncompromising lineaments of Aunt Alexandra and Francis... No amount of sighing could induce Atticus to let us spend Christms day at home."

CONFORMITY.  "It was customary for every circle hostess to invite her neighbors in for refreshments, be they Baptists or Presbyterians, which accounted for the presence of Miss Rachel, Miss Maudie and Miss Stephanie Crawford.

DISTRUST.  Concerning her teacher, Miss Gates, Scout declared: "Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home." 

AWARENESS OF SOCIAL CLASSES.  Scout's discussion with Calpurnia:  "Cal, why do you talk nigger-talk to the--to your folks when you know it's not right?" "Well, in the first place, I'm black... Now, what if I talked white-folks' talk at church and with my neighbors? They'd think I was puttin' on airs to beat Moses."

LACK OF INTEREST OUTSIDE OF MAYCOMB.  "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town... There was no hurry, for there was no where to go, nothing to buy, and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County."

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