To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes by Atticus Finch, Scout, Jem and Miss Maudie Quotes From To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird is a book which has been quoted very frequently since its publication in 1960. But by ignoring them you can get to the essential meaning and bare points of passages of text. Therefore the quotes below attributed to Scout are both the quotes said by Scout as a child in To Kill a Mockingbird and the quotes said by the book's narrator. When Atticus asks her if she has any friends, she becomes confused because she does not know what a friend is. In the first few chapters, Scout is shown to be a child who means well, but lacks the tact to not make her statements and explanations rude.
We trust him to do right. She claimed to have witnessed Bob Ewell's threatening Atticus at the Post Office corner as she was returning from the local Jitney Jungle grocery store. The story begins when Scout is five and ends when she is eight, this gives reader a feeling that we are growing up with Scout. Although he openly dislikes blacks, he defends Tom's right to a fair trial. She likes to run around and play with Jem rather than with girls. She is described as a tomboy, and does not fit the stereotype for young, gentle and petite girls.
When Dill and Scout discover that he is not a drunk, they are amazed. Before the trial, Mayella is noted for growing red outside her otherwise dirty home in order to bring some beauty into her life. For a long time, Jack Finch, Scout's uncle and Atticus's brother, has been playfully asking for her to marry him 44. One does not love breathing. He behaves rudely when she tells him to go home, wash his hair, and come back clean the next day.
Lee portrays Calpurnia as a good person as she is teaching the children morals, as well as Atticus. When she finds Dill, he tells both Scout and Atticus that he was chained to a wall in his father's basement; later, he confesses he actually ran away because he felt he was being replaced by his stepfather. I felt that I could relate to her the most. X is his name, and not his initial. Miss Maudie befriends Scout and Jem and tells them stories about Atticus as a boy. Grace Merriweather A devout Methodist, Mrs. When he comes into Maycomb, he pretends to be drunk.
Miss Maudie enters this novel in Chapter 5 where she has now become one of Scouts friends in the neighborhood. Miss Maudie's no party girl, but she still strikes out at those who think that all pleasure is bad—except for the pleasure they obviously take in judging their neighbors as sinners. She is the closest thing to a mother that Scout and Jem have. By the end of the book, it's clear that Alexandra cares very much for her niece and nephew, though she and Scout will probably never really get along. Her father sees this through a window and in punishment he beats her.
I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time… it's because he wants to stay inside. Dubose has her fits, and she seems to care enormously for Mrs. From this we see, through the narrative view of Scout, his gentlemanly attitude and how it calms Miss Caroline down. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Scout faces the reality of the world. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. A lifelong Maycomb County native, Miss Maudie knows who's who and what's what in their sleepy corner of the deep South. Miss Maudie is the person who ends that line of conversation with two sentences.
Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children. Over time, she is distanced from the two boys, who begin to exclude her from their games and spend their time together. In an effort to standardize the class, she forbids Scout from reading with her father. Scout finally meets him at the very end of the book, when he saves the children's lives from Bob Ewell. He is too poor to even pay off a 25-cent debt because the hit his poor family hard.
A widow, Miss Maudie has an obsession with her garden and spends nearly all day tending to it while wearing men's coveralls. Employed by Link Deas following the death of her husband, she is repeatedly harassed by Bob Ewell when traveling to work. At the Halloween pageant afterwards, Cecil was a cow. When Lula, a fellow church member tries to make Scout and Jem feel bad for attending church with Calpurnia, Zeebo welcomes them with open arms. He lives on a farm. This is shown when she is trying to explain the financial predicament of the Cunninghams. However, as she gets older, Scout does learn some tact.
In the small town of Maycomb, we meet Miss Maudie Atkinson, who has more to offer than we may think. Dill is the best friend of both Jem and Scout, and his goal throughout the novel is to get Boo Radley to come out of his house. He refuses, and a student explains to Miss Caroline that Ewell children don't attend school. After Jem met Dill Harris, Dill dared him to touch the side of the Radley house. In the first part of the novel, she learns and grows exponentially, and it shows. Jem realizes that Boo Radley put it on her, and he reveals the whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants to Atticus.