TKAM Final Exam Study Guide
Terms in this set (47)
"Thank you for my children, Arthur."
"Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live."
"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
"Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until
you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
"... there's just some kind of men you have to shoot before you can say hidy to 'em. Even
then, they ain't worth the bullet it takes to shoot 'em."
"Cry about the simple hell people give other people - without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too."
"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."
"I may not be much, Mr. Finch, but I'm still sheriff of Maycomb County and Bob Ewell fell on his knife."
"The way that man called him 'boy' all the time and sneered at him...Hasn't anybody got any business talkin' like that--it just makes me sick."
"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something, and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."
"I tell you there are some good but misguided people in this town...Folks in this town who think they're doing right, I mean."
"There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."
"I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it - seems that only children weep."
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy."
"Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man.
We trust him to do right. It's that simple."
"Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good- luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give 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."
"Let the dead bury the dead."
"In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson."
"I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more 'n the rest of 'em."
"Miss Jean Louise, Stand up. You're father's passin'."
"He took advantage of me. An' if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain't gonna do nothin' about it, then you're just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin' cowards..."
Mrs. Dubose's last camellia to Jem
Tom Robinson's trial & death
Character of Stoner's Boy in "The Grey Ghost"
Boo's gift to the children in the knothole
Hypocrisy/ Racism/ Prejudice
Ladies Missionary Circle
Innocent person being persecuted for no reason
Racism/ Prejudice/ Hatred
Point of View
Tolerance of others
Atticus displays tolerance for everyone--even Bob Ewell and Mrs. Dubose
The townspeople show racism/prejudice against Tom (how everyone came to see Tom convicted, as well as his conviction itself even though he was innocent); rumors about Boo (Stephanie Crawford); Bob & Mayella Ewell show racism.
Mrs. Merriweather shows hypocrisy by trying to help the Mruna tribal people, yet being ugly to the Black community
Having a clear conscience/ Doing the right thing
Atticus demonstrates that doing the right thing is the only way to live with a clear conscience; he knows he couldnʼt live his life if he didnʼt try to help Tom Robinson; Miss Maudie reinforces this point when she confronts Mrs. Merriweather at the Ladies Missionary Circle meeting--indicating that Atticus is the one with the clear conscience; Heck Tate does the right thing by claiming Bob fell on his knife; Link Deas for standing up for Tom and Helen Robinson.
Boo Radley demonstrates friendship with his gifts to the children--and his final one, by saving their lives
Maturity/ Coming of age
Jem shows his maturity in how he treats Scout and his realization of the evils of the world; Scout shows her maturity in her treatment of Boo & realizing in the end he isnʼt someone to be feared, but someone who has been their protector and friend.
Atticus shows courage throughout, standing up to the townspeople and doing what is right even though it means being scrutinized in public; Heck Tate shows courage in the end by not exposing that Boo killed Bob.
"Man's inhumanity to man"
The jury/townspeople convicting Tom and their racist treatment of minorities; Bob & Mayella Ewellʼs racism and false accusations; Stephanie Crawfordʼs rumors about Boo; the kids acting out the "Radley" drama; the mob coming to lynch Tom; Nazi treatment of Jews; white people failing to see their hypocrisy
Religion ( mainly "Christian)
Hypocrisy in certain groups beliefs: Miss Maudie being very well read in the Bible, but being told by the "foot-washing" Baptists that she was going to Hell for taking pride in her flowers (if someone truly believes we are all Godʼs creations, then taking care in all living things--even flowers--should be a good thing). Mrs. Merriweather being considered the most devout Christian in all of Maycomb, but treating the minorities of Maycomb (especially Sophie) as if they were third-class citizens (or even less)--un"Christian" behavior.
Lesson Scout learns in the end
She learns that people really are nice when you take the time to really "see" them--look at life through their eyes and realize where they are coming from.