Calpurnia Pride And Prejudice Quotes

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Character & Blended Quote w/ page number Context/Situation Significance As Calpurnia tries to have Scout justify her assumptions, when it comes to looking at things from someone else’s perspective “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, “she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. […] “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you disgracin’ ‘em”. (32) Calpurnia tries getting Scout to look at a situation from someone else’s perspective, to learn to justify their actions. Scout comes to understand the importance of seeing a situation from someone else's perspective later throughout the novel, but in that moment in time, she assumed Calpurnia was …show more content…

Radley did was his own business. If he wanted to come out, he would. […] How would we like it if Atticus barged in on us without knocking, when we were in our rooms at night? We were, in effect, doing the same thing to Mr. Radley. What Mr. Radley did might seem peculiar to us, but it did not seem peculiar to him”. (65) Scout is beginning to think maturely and rationally compared to how she behaved in the past. Atticus brings up manners, how it is rude to distress an innocent being, and how it’s rude to tease someone they didn't know. He compares it to if someone were to be watching them at night in; it is that disrespectful and invasive. This marks a starting point to when Scout starts taking Atticus’ advice and starts seeing things from someone else’s perspective. She’s learning to put herself into Mr. Radley’s situation, so she can fully comprehend and justify his actions. She is starting to drift towards thinking he truly is a good person, and that the rumors swirling around town will stay …show more content…

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (119) Jem and Scout are given air rifles for the first time, for Christmas by their Uncle Jack. They are unaware of Atticus’ hidden talent of shooting but gives them the rule to abide by. But in my opinion, I feel as if mockingbirds are identified as innocents who have been injured or destroyed by contact with evil. Throughout this novel, a reader might wonder what the metaphor of this title might have been. In my opinion, I feel to kill a mockingbird is to destroy one’s innocence. The mockingbirds are represented by a number of characters, but Tom Robinson and Boo Radley stood out to me the

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