To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

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“Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” (Lee 6) Scout. This quote is said by Scout when she is older and starts to tell the story of her childhood. This quote is almost ironic because later in the book Maycomb deals with many problems. I admire this quote because of the meaning it has behind it. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.” (Lee 76) Atticus. This quote is important to live by. Many people, like myself, have been picked on before. This quote shows me to stand strong and use my words instead of my fists. "Alexandra, Calpurnia's not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn't have got along without her all these years. She's…show more content…
It shows that you don’t have to be related to someone to be family. Family is a large part of my life and I admire how it shows how important family is in this quote. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (Lee 90) Atticus. Mockingbirds only provide music and aren't bothersome like other birds. This is why Atticus tells his children not to kill a mockingbird because it is an innocent bird and only provides music. I like this quote because of the reference it has to the story. Tom robinson can be referred to as the mockingbird because he is an innocent man and yet he was sentenced to death. "Atticus, he was real nice." His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me."Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them" (Lee 281) Scout and Atticus. The meaning behind this quote is what draws me to it. Through the entire book of To Kill a Mockingbird there is a lot of prejudice and the meaning of this quote is that most people are very nice once you look past the
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