english to kill a mockingbird quotes

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1. "...if you can learn a simple trick...you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view" (30 Chapter 3).

speaker: atticus
Literary technique: Theme- prejudice

2. "But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself" (6 Chapter 1).

speaker: scout
Literary technique: setting

3. "The house was low, was once white with a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it. Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away...Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom" (8 Chapter 1).

speaker: scout
literary technique: gothic elements

4. "'Let's try to make him come out,' said Dill. 'I'd like to see what he looks like,'" (13 Chapter 1).

speaker: dill
literary technique: gothic elements

5. "Miss Caroline apparently thought I was lying. 'Let's not let our imaginations run away with us, dear,' she said. 'Now you tell your father not to teach you any more. It's best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I'll take over from here and try to undo the damage—'" (17 Chapter 2)

speaker: miss caroline
literary technique: theme- formal education vs. learning

6. "My nagging got the better of Jem eventually, as I knew it would, and to my relief we slowed down the game for a while," (41 Chapter 5).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme-courage

7. "It was obvious that he had not followed a word Jem said, for all Atticus said was, 'You're right. We'd better keep this and the blanket to ourselves. Someday, maybe, Scout can thank him for covering her up,'" (72 Chapter 8).

speaker: scout
literary technique: foreshadowing

8. "'For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. 'The main one is, if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again,'" (75 Chapter 9).

speaker: atticus
literary technique: characterization, theme- courage

9. "'I know. Your daughter gave me my first lessons this afternoon. She said I didn't understand children much and told me why. She was quite right. Atticus, she told me how I should have treated her—oh dear, I'm so sorry I romped on her,'" (87 Chapter 9).

speaker: uncle jack
literary technique: theme-prejudice

10. "'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird,'" (90 Chapter 10).

speaker: atticus
literary technique: symbolism, foreshadowing

11. "Tim Johnson was not much more than a speck in the distance, but he was closer to us. He walked erratically as if his right legs were shorter than his left legs," (93 Chapter 10).

speaker: scout
literary technique: gothic elements

12. "When the three of us came to her house, Atticus would sweep off his hat, wave gallantly to her and say, 'Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening'" (100 Chapter 11).

speaker: atticus
literary technique: characterization, foreshadowing, theme- courage

13. "'That's a lie. Aunty said God drops 'em down the chimney. At least that's what I think she said,'" (144 Chapter 14).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme-loss of innocence

14. "'Don't you remember me, Mr. Cunningham? I'm Jean Louise Finch. You brought us some hickory nuts one time, remember?'" (153 Chapter 15).

speaker: scout
literary technique: characterization, theme- stupid courage

15. "Do you all reckon it'll be all right if you all came to the balcony with me?'...'Gosh yes,' said Jem." (164 Chapter 16).

speaker: reverand sykes
literary technique: characterization

16. "All the little man on the witness stand had that made him better than his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white," (171 Chapter 17).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme-prejudice, characterization

17. "As Tom Robinson gave his testimony, it came to me that Mayella Ewell must have been the loneliest person in the world," (191 Chapter 19).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme-loss of innocence

18. "'You mean all you drunk in that sack's Coca-Cola? Just plain Coca-Cola?'" (200 Chapter 20).

speaker: dill
literary technique: theme- prejudice

19. "'Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes a minute,'" (218 Chapter 23).

speaker: atticus
literary technique: theme-prejudice

20. "'Excuse me, Mrs. Merriweather,' I interrupted, 'are you all talking about Mayella Ewell?'" (231 Chapter 24).

speaker: scout
literary technique: irony

21. "'Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home--?'" (247 Chapter 26).

speaker: atticus
literary technique: irony

22. "'Boo doesn't mean anybody any harm, but I'm right glad you're along,'" (254 Chapter 28).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme-loss of innocence

23. "Jem was becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things went wrong," (259 Chapter 28).

speaker: scout
literary technique: theme- knowledge vs. wisdom

24. "'If they hear me saying downtown something different happened—Heck, I won't have them anymore. I can't live one way in town and another way in my home,'" (274 Chapter 30).

speaker: atticus
theme: theme- courage

25. "I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn't much else left for us to learn, except possibly algebra," (279 Chapter 31).

speaker: scout
literary technique: loss of innocence

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