To Kill A Mockingbird
By: Kimmi M., Umayma H., and Omar U.
1. “The children are taught to look and reach outward. Rising above self-protection and exclusion, they embrace difference.”
Scout: “I was curious, interested; I wanted to be her 'company,' to see how she lived, who her friends were,” (Lee,300).
2. "Through Lee's treatment, the white citizens of Maycomb become hypocrites, blind to the contradictions in their own beliefs. Hence, these people are judged, however benignly, by their own standards, standards which the reader shares."
Scout to Miss Maudie: "Is that why Mr. Arthur stays in the house, to keep away from women?" "I have no idea," (Lee, 60).
3. "The disjunction between the codes men and women profess and those they live by threatens to unravel individual lives as well as the social fabric."
“I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one, I could just go off and find some to play with,” (Lee, 54).
“If Atticus Finch drank until he was drunk, he wouldn’t be as hard as some men are at their best," (Lee, 60). “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets,” (Lee, 61).
-Undergoes development, shares complexity throughout novel.
-Maintains the same views and values.
Character Foil: Atticus Finch & Mrs. Dubose
Mrs. Dubose yelling at Atticus.
"The meanest old woman who ever lived," (Lee, 46).
Atticus peacefully greets her.
Atticus- people are entitled to their own opinion.
Mrs. Dubose- her opinion is superior to everyone else’s.
Symbol: The Mockingbird
Title of the novel- to punish the innocent
Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, Dill, and Mr. Raymond
(Scout reflecting on Jem’s broken arm.)
“When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discuss the events leading to his accident,” (Lee, 3).
Literary: Ivanhoe (Chapter 11)
Historical: Rosetta Stone (Chapter 8)
Biblical: Old Testament pestilence (Chapter 5)
"Now you tell your father not to teach you any more...I'll take over from here and try to undo the damage," (Lee, 23).
Ignorance has the ability to unite and destroy a society by refusing to evolve.