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To Kill a Mockingbird- Chapter 9 Annotations
Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird- Chapter 9 Annotations
Chapter 9 Quotes "My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly"(99). "Do you defend niggers Aticcus? I asked him that evening.
Of course I do. Dont say nigger, Scout. That´s common"(99). "Do all Layers defend n-Negroes, Atticus?
Of course they do, Scout"(100). "I am simply defending a Negro..."(100).
"She says they are clean-living folks"(100).
"...I shouldn't do much about defending this man"(100). "¨If you shouldn't be defendin´him, then why are you doin' it?¨
¨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¨"(100).
"I could never ask you to mind me again. Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one's mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, dont you let'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change... its a good one, even if it resist learning"(101-102). "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we sarted is noi reason for us not to try to win"(101). "This time we arent fighting Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home"(102). "Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something, I could take being called a coward for him, I felt exremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks. Then christamas came and disaster struk"(102). "You want to grow up to be a lady, dont you?"(105).
"...the inevitable"(105). "He declined to let us take our air rifles to the Landing (I had already begun to think of shooting Francis)..."(106). "He's gonna make me some invisible ink, and I'm gonna write to Dill in it"(107)
"It'll drive him nuts"(107). "...I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year."(108).
"Aunty had continued to isolate me long after Jem and Fancis grduated to the big table"(1o8).
...I would prove her how civilized I could be..."(108). "... he hasn't got a home"(109). "If Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs, that's his own business.."(110). "I found myself suddenly looking at a tiny ant strugling with a bread crumb in the grass"(112). "...and who counted all the cracks in the sidewalk when he went to town"(115). "I waited, on tenterhooks, for Uncle Jack to tell Atticus my side of it. But he didn't"(115). "When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But dont make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker that adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em"(116). "Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time, when they learn they are not attracting attention with it"(116). "She's coming along, though"(116). "...she knows I know she tries. That's what makes the difference. What bothers me is that she and Jem will have to absorb some ugly things pretty soon. I'm not worried about Jem keeping his head, but Scout'd just as soon jump on someone as look at him if her pride's at stake.."(116). "I waited for Uncle Jack to break his promise. He still didn't"(116). "You know, I'd hoped to get through life without a case of this kind..."(117). "...and most without catching Maycomb's usual disease"(117). "I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for thir answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough"(117). "...Atticus was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said"(117).