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TKAM Quotes/Symbolism/Theme

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Patrick Williams

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Transcript of TKAM Quotes/Symbolism/Theme

To Kill A Mockingbird
Ch 1-16
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Quote 1: “People moved slow then.” pg 6

Quote 2: “Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford.” -pg 13

Symbolism: Miss Stephanie Crawford - symbolizes a mystical storyteller

Theme: Innocence
Quote1: ”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-” pg23

Quote 2: “Everybody did; most of the first grade had failed it last year.” pg 22

Quote 3: “Miss Caroline began the day by reading us a story about cats.”

Symbolism: Cat book & Alphabet - In first grade in Maycomb County most kids weren't very smart most failed the first grade and they read very easy books about cats. They are still trying to learn the alphabet.

Theme - Education
Quote 1: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” pg 39

Quote 2: “It’s silly to force people like the ewells into a new environment.” -Page 40

Symbolism: Atticus - Walk a mile in someone shoes to see how their life is. And see it from their point of view and not your own.

Theme: Sympathy/Persepective
Quote 1: “You’re gettin’ more life a girl every day!” -Jem page 69

Quote 2: Says if anybody sees a white nigger around. that’s the one.” Miss Stephanie

Symbolism: barking of distant dogs - chatter of people in Maycomb about the shooting

Theme: Stereotype
Quote 1: “There are just some kind of men who-who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one.” -Miss Maudie pg 60

Quote 2: “Thing is, foot washers think women are a sin by defintion. they take the bible literally you know.” -Miss Maudie page 59

Symbolism: Miss Maudie - Wise philosopher. Says people should value their life as much as possible

Theme: Religion
Quote 1: “Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me.” - Scout pg44

Quote 2: “Atticus and my uncle, who went to school at home, knew everything - at least, what one didn't know th other did." -page 43

Symbolism: The Dewey Decimal System - bad ways of teaching, not actually giving the wisdom to kids that they want as a child

Theme: Education
Quote 1: “Someone had filled our knot-hole with cement.” pg 83

Quote 2: “Here lets write a letter.” pg 82

Symbolism: Tree - Boo’s seclusion from the town.

Theme: Seclusion
Quote 1: “It’s bad children like you makes the season change.” - Mr Avery, page 87

Quote 2: "Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight.” -Atticus page 95

Symbolism: Fire - town works together during crisis

Theme: Superstition
Quote 1: “You want to grow up to be a lady don’t you?” -Uncle Jack page 105

Quote 2: “He’s nothin’ but a nigger-lover!” - Francis page 110

Symbolism: Francis - symbolizes evilness of the town's people

Theme: Family Intimacy
Quote 1: “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.” page 119

Quote 2: “Don’t you ever let me catch you pointing that gun at anybody again.”

Symbolism: Gun - opportunity/power

Theme: Use Power for Goodness
Quote 1: “What are you going in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady!” page 135

Quote 2: “Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.”

Symbolism: Mrs Dubose - courage

Theme: Stereotype/Responsibility
Quote 1: "I wants to know why you bringin' white chillun to n***** church." -Lula pg158

Quote 2:"You ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here---they got their church,we got our'n." -Lula pg158

Symbolism: Lula being the only one that doesn't like that Jem and Scout are at their church even though their dad is defending Tom Robinson which is why most of the people welcome Jem and Scout.

Theme: Prejudice

Quote 1: "For no reason I felt myself beginning to cry, but i could not stop." - Scout pg178

Quote 2: "You really want us to do all that? I can't remember everything Finches are supposed to do. . . ." -Scout pg179

Symbolism: Scout

Theme: Growing Up
Quote 1: "Well if that's all it is why did Calpurnia dry me up when Ia asked her what it was?" - pg 181

Symbolism: Scout doesn't really understand the definition that Atticus gave to her.

Theme: Youth
Quote 1: "They were people we saw everyday" page 195

Quote 2: "You got fifteen secons to get em' outta here" page 204

Symbolism: "There was
No Moon Tonight
" On a Moonless night, the stars become clearer and more things are visible

Theme: Changing Minds
Quote 1: "That proves one thing-that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human" page 210

Quote 2: "They don't belong anywhere." 215

Symbolism: Mixed Child - outcasts

Theme: Humanity
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