Quotes From To Kill A Mockingbird

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(1) Scout cannot understand why Aunt Alexandra refuses to let her play with young Walter Cunningham. "I'll tell you why," she said. "Because- he- is- trash, that's why you can't play with him. I'll not have you around him, picking up his habits and learning Lord-knows-what. You're enough of a problem to your father as it is." Scout is too young to understand the social inequalities that exist in the world and how this social status prejudices one against the other. (2) Mrs. Dubose was a crabby old lady who always shouts at Jem and Scout as they passed by. They basically ignore her ravings because Atticus tells Jem to be a gentleman to her regardless of what she says. She is old and sick. Then one day she tells the children that Atticus is not any better than the “niggers and trash he works for,” and Jem loses it. He takes a baton from Scout and destroys all of Mrs.…show more content…
At the end of the story she understands that Jem is just growing up and doesn’t want to play games anymore and that’s okay with her. Jem: Jem might be considered a mockingbird because of his childhood innocence that was lost during the trial when he discovered that men can do evil things to each other. It’s kind of ironic that Jem was injured at the end of the story by Bob Ewell. His innocence was forever lost at that moment. Tom Robinson: Tom Robinson would be considered a mockingbird. He was a man with a pure heart and did no one any harm. In fact Tom Robinson was a hardworking man, a good father and a good neighbor. He was a victim of racism and prejudice. Dill: Dill might have been a mockingbird to. He was a young innocent boy pretty much abandon by his mother and father. He lived in a dream world in order to cope with his abandonment. He was a good natured boy who never did anyone harm in the story het you could feel the sadness that resided in
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