What can be some quotes for both Jem and Scout about learning respect for the individual?Quotes with page number and analysis if possible. Thank you! I read the book but had to return it to the...

What can be some quotes for both Jem and Scout about learning respect for the individual?

Quotes with page number and analysis if possible. Thank you! I read the book but had to return it to the library! They did not let me recheck it out.

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LITTLE CHUCK LITTLE.  A minor character and school friend of Scout, Chuck came to Miss Caroline's rescue after she was threatened by Burris Ewell. When Burris made a threatening move toward Little Chuck, his "right hand went to his pocket," which apparently housed his knife.

Little Chuck Little was another member of the population who didn't know where his next meal was coming from, but he was a born gentleman. He put her hand under his elbow and led Miss Caroline to the front of the room. (Chapter 3)

JEM RETRIEVES HIS PANTS.  After Jem loses his pants during the children's flight from the Radley place, he decides to go back and get them in the middle of the night. Scout warns him that Boo may be prowling about, but Jem doesn't want Atticus to find out. He fears that his father may no longer trust him if he finds out the true story.

"I--it's like this, Scout," he muttered. "Atticus ain't ever whipped me since I can remember. I wanta keep it that way... We shouldn'a done that tonight, Scout."  (Chapter 6)

BOO RADLEY.  After Boo comes to Jem's and Scout's rescue, Scout recognizes that Boo was both a hero and their friend. " 'Mr. Tate was right,' " she told Atticus, after overhearing the sheriff's decision to call Bob Ewell's death accidental and self-inflicted.

"Well, it'd sort of be like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"

Boo was our neighbor. He gave us soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give back in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad. (Chapter 31)

 

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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