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To Kill a Mockingbird

This is one of the most famous and most quoted lines in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Atticus speaks these famous words to Scout after her first day of school. Scout has a terrible first...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 1:32 am UTC

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Readers are introduced to the almost mythical character of Boo Radley in the first chapter. Recounting the little history known about the man who remains unseen, Jem tells Scout what he has learned...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

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In the 2002 Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus's lesson on real courage can be found towards the end of chapter eleven on page 128 when he says, "I wanted...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 11:25 am UTC

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One of my personal favorite quotes comes when Scout comes home after her first day of school, dejected by her teacher's instruction that Atticus not teach her to read anymore. Atticus promises to...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020 11:01 am UTC

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In the early chapters of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother, Jem, find random items in the knothole of a tree located on the Radley property. In the knothole, they find a...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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The other answers have covered this topic well, but I can provide a few more quotes about Tom Robinson, justice, and equality. First, after the trial, Mr. Underwood, the Maycomb newspaper editor,...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 1:46 pm UTC

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In chapter 11, Jem loses his temper and destroys Mrs. Dubose's camellia bushes in a fit of rage. Following the incident, Atticus makes Jem read to Mrs. Dubose six days a week for two hours a day as...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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In chapter 17, Bob Ewell is testifying on behalf of his daughter Mayella. His testimony is filled with derogatory slang due to his uneducated and disrespectful background. Since men, women, and...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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Atticus teaches Scout and Jem that it is important to get along with your social group, even if you are in disagreement with them. He knows many of his white neighbors will be upset that he is...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 12:55 pm UTC

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When she arrives to stay at the Finch residence, Aunt Alexandra is determined to make her mark on the upbringing of Scout and Jem. Always fiercely critical of her brother's parenting skills,...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 12:58 pm UTC

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While To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is not a particularly symbolic novel, the mockingbird is an inescapable symbol which both Miss Maudie and Atticus try to help Scout understand. After...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2013 6:30 am UTC

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Maycomb is a strictly segregated and hierarchical world. Within its white community, white people are divided between those with proud family heritages and those without. The Finches, for example,...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 11:15 am UTC

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Quotes by Dill: Scout asks Dill about his father, and he replies, I haven't got one. Scout doesn't even understand this concept, but Jem accepts him into their little group after Dill blushes at...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 2:00 pm UTC

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In Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Judge Taylor appoints Atticus Finch to defend Tom Robinson in front of what will be a racist jury and audience. Judge Taylor recognizes Atticus...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 11:30 am UTC

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a famous novel that was written by Harper Lee. Its driving force is the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. Despite his...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020 9:27 pm UTC

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There are numerous messages contained in To Kill a Mockingbird. However, one of the most significant is the importance of empathy. The people of Maycomb, with the notable exception of Atticus...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2021 10:46 am UTC

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Ten life lessons from To Kill a Mockingbird are as follows: 1. The first and most important lesson in To Kill A Mockingbird is that we should not judge other people without at least first trying to...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2021 11:15 am UTC

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Atticus shoots the mad dog in chapter 10 and surprises his children, who were under the impression that he was a talentless, boring person. Before the drama unfolds, Jem and Scout lament that...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2020 1:17 pm UTC

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On page 93 of the online McIntosh and Otis pdf. version of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem are shooting their air rifles when Atticus tells them that it is a sin to kill a...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 12:56 am UTC

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Towards the beginning of the story, Scout subscribes to the unflattering rumors and legends regarding their reclusive neighbor, Arthur "Boo" Radley. Scout believes Jem's terrifying description of...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 3:46 pm UTC

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In a novel that focuses on racial tensions in the South, specifically Alabama, there are a myriad of quotes and conversations between the characters which acknowledge direct and indirect prejudice....

Latest answer posted December 21, 2020 7:24 pm UTC

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Troubled by the divisive and unfair Tom Robinson trial and trying to create meaning based on what information he has, Jem tells Scout that there are four kinds of people in the "world." He bases...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2020 11:08 am UTC

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In chapter 9, Atticus talks to Scout about a fight she had gotten into with Cecil Jacobs at school. Atticus believes that people should attempt to keep the peace, even if others attempt to use...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 9:30 pm UTC

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Chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird involves a long and thoughtful conversation in the Finch house concerning the nature of justice and the events of the recent trial. When Atticus tells his family...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 4:35 pm UTC

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In chapter 20, Atticus makes his closing speech and challenges the jury to look past their prejudice and judge the case fairly on the evidence provided. Atticus begins his closing speech by stating...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2020 1:28 pm UTC

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One way that Harper Lee illustrates Jem's and Scout's coming of age is through their developing perception of Boo Radley. At the beginning of the story, Scout views Boo as a "malevolent phantom,"...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 12:58 pm UTC

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This conversation originates because of Aunt Alexandra's beliefs that Scout should be forbidden from inviting Walter Cunningham to their house. She tells Scout that you could scrub Walter until he...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020 2:18 pm UTC

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It is towards the end of Chapter 28 of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird that Scout witnesses Arthur (Boo) Radley rescue her and Jem though she doesn't understand what she is witnessing until much...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 8:12 am UTC

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When Tim Johnson, the "mad" dog, wanders into town, he presents a real threat. The dog has rabies, a deadly disease that is typically spread through the bites and bodily fluids of wild animals,...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021 11:11 am UTC

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Scout is spirited. She doesn't back down from a challenge, whether that's her teacher's ineffective (in Scout's determination) instruction, a difficult conversation about race, or new plans to get...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 1:50 pm UTC

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The tensions of this novel culminate in chapter 28, when Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout as they walk home after the school play. As the children walk through the dark, moonless streets of Maycomb,...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 4:14 pm UTC

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In the 1950s, a young Harper Lee headed to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. In New York, her childhood friend Truman Capote introduced her to Michael and Joy Brown. On Christmas,...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2021 11:31 am UTC

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In the Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus speaks his famous line on page 103, just a few paragraphs into the novel's tenth chapter. Scout and Jem have...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2021 1:48 pm UTC

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Dolphus Raymond is a minor character with a negative reputation throughout Maycomb because of his alternative, taboo lifestyle. Similar to Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond is greatly misunderstood and...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2020 3:24 pm UTC

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Atticus Finch rarely makes negative comments about anyone in To Kill a Mockingbird, but early in the story he reveals that the Ewell family has been ... the disgrace of Maycomb for three...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2011 4:41 am UTC

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In chapter 24, Atticus interrupts his sister's missionary circle and breaks the news of Tom Robinson's tragic death to Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, Alexandria, and Scout in the privacy of the kitchen....

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021 11:17 am UTC

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Scout is depicted as an outspoken, charismatic girl who continually demonstrates courage and is not afraid to take a stand for what she believes in. On Scout's first day of school, Walter...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 5:37 pm UTC

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In this quote, Atticus shares some painful truths with his children. Jem and Scout have seen racism in all its ugliness during the unfair trial of Tom Robinson, and they now learn from their father...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2021 5:41 pm UTC

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The most compelling evidence that supports Tom's innocence relies on Mayella Ewell's testimony. She claims that Tom assaulted her and "had [her] round the neck" so that she couldn't escape. Heck...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 1:20 pm UTC

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As stated in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, no one should harm a mockingbird because all it does is sing and bring beauty in the lives of those it encounters. In one way, Boo is like a...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 9:31 am UTC

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In the McIntosh and Otis, Inc. online edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout runs into the middle of the mob surrounding Atticus and begins speaking to Mr. Cunningham in chapter 15, page 155....

Latest answer posted December 5, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

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Jem is a well-developed character who, like a real human being, has a mixture of positive and negative traits. Overall he is a very good person, having been molded by Atticus. Here are some...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2020 11:34 am UTC

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In chapter 4, the children reenact various scenes from Arthur "Boo" Radley's life story in a game they call One Man's Family. The scenes and stories they act out are entirely based on neighborhood...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 11:50 am UTC

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The answer to this question depends on three quotes regarding three different witnesses at the trial. First, Heck Tate testifies about Mayella's injuries: Something had been made plain to Atticus...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 6:31 pm UTC

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Scout diffuses a potentially dangerous situation by talking to Walter Cunningham Sr. about ordinary, everyday matters. Mr. Cunningham is the head of a drunken, angry mob that's descended on the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 11:09 am UTC

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One of the most morbid rumors is spread by Miss Stephanie Crawford, the leading town gossip. Jem receives information from Miss Stephanie that in Boo's younger days, he sat in the living room...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 1:41 am UTC

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Atticus Finch is presented as a paragon of empathy throughout this novel. Empathy is a trait he exhibits at all times, and he constantly strives to teach it to his two children. There are numerous...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2021 10:58 pm UTC

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1. Shortly after entering First Purchase African M.E. Church, one of the prejudiced members questions Calpurnia about bringing Jem and Scout. Lula asks, "I wants to know why you bringin‘ white...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2017 1:08 am UTC

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There are numerous scenes throughout the novel that demonstrate Scout's youth and innocence. In chapter 2, for example, Miss Caroline criticizes Scout for her ability to read, and Scout denies that...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 2:44 pm UTC

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Miss Maudie explains to Scout, Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021 11:44 am UTC

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