Emily Koehn

  1. “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” Harper Lee, author

This quote comes from the book To Kill a Mocking Bird.  Harper Lee; "To Kill a Mocking Bird". Book. July 11, 1960 http://www.readanybook.com/ebook/to-kill-a-mocking...

In her book Harper Lee says this quote through the main character; Scout, who is also a child. The idea is that it doesn't matter what we look like or how much money we make, or how educated we are but we should be kind to each other and adults often aren't. http://www.readanybook.com/ebook/to-kill-a-mocking...

I imagine the second folks in the quote (“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”) would be said with some sort of hand gesture. The quote is being said very seriously and it being its own sentence makes it more emphasized.

In Harper Lees book To Kill a Mocking Bird the theme of the story is basically everyone is the same and should be treated the same. The story is told through a child's uncorrupt point of view. Scout, the main character that says the quote is a child and sees how her Dads client is treated differently solely because of the way he looks and she knows its not right. This quote contrasts most of the other characters in the book's opinion because Scout thinks that there's no logical reason for discrimination based on race or class, and almost all the characters discriminate based on race and class and don't see anything wrong with it. The readers can see the discrimination and it should disgust them. This quote is Scout and the readers coming to the conclusion that the way people treat each other is awful and that should change.   

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