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What are two important quotes from chapters 1725 of To Kill a Mockingbird with analysis?

Two important quotes from chapters 1725 of To Kill a Mockingbird include Atticus giving his closing remarks to the jury in chapter 20, which states, "She [Mayella] has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society" (Lee, 210), and Scout realizing the inherent racism in Maycomb in chapter 25. She says, "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case" (Lee, 245).

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In chapter 20, Dolphus Raymond overhears Dill crying about the way Mr. Gilmer spoke to Tom Robinson and treated him with contempt while he was on the witness stand. Dolphus Raymond understands that Dill is too naive and young to comprehend the extent of Maycomb's racial prejudice and offers him a sip of Coca-Cola to settle his stomach. After Dolphus tells the children his secret that he is not actually an alcoholic, he elaborates on Dill's emotional state by saying,
"Things haven’t caught up with that one’s instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won’t get sick and cry. Maybe things’ll strike him as being—not quite right, say, but he won’t cry, not when he gets a few years on him." (Lee, 205)
Dolphus's comment describes the way prejudiced ideology is passed down through generations, which explains Maycomb's racist society. In the same chapter, the children listen to Atticus 's closing remarks. After Atticus reviews the main points of the case, he describes Mayella...

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