There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off. Ewell beat Mayella, not Tom, and demonstrates Ewell's left-handedness in comparison to Tom's disabled left arm. Here, Calpurnia also sets an example for Scout by telling her what it means to be ladylike. Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. Maudie explains things well, telling the children even though Atticus lost, he won by forcing the town to truly examine their perceptions of race and equality. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning.
It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. Our courts have their faults as does any human institution, but in this country, our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts, all men are created equal. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language. Boo gains the sympathy of Scout and the reader in this passage. Somewhere, I had received the impression that Fine Folks were people who did the best they could with the sense they had, but was of the opinion, obliquely expressed, that the longer a family had been squatting on one patch of land the finer it was.
Then he straightened up and waved a big paw. At first I thought it was a tree, but there was no wind blowing, and tree trunks never walked. Atticus cares deeply about the rights of individuals regardless of race, making him an important role model for his daughter, Scout, from whose perspective the novel is written. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. She is frustrated with Jem's airs of superiority and wishes they could play together and talk together as they used to.
Therefore, although unpleasant, Atticus's work is of great importance and will affect the future of race relations in Maycomb. But don't make a production of it. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. He squatted down and took me by both shoulders. He knows before he begins that he's going to lose this case, but that doesn't stop him from giving Tom the strongest defense he possibly can. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.
But by ignoring them you can get to the essential meaning and bare points of passages of text. Therefore the quotes below attributed to Scout are both the quotes said by Scout as a child in To Kill a Mockingbird and the quotes said by the book's narrator. Here, with his strong words, he shows that the Radleys should not be made fun of and are not bad people. It was the shadow of a man with a hat on. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
I ran to him and hugged him and kissed him with all my might. If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? By leaving simple, harmless and thoughtful gifts for them, it becomes clear that Boo is a good person, which differs markedly from Scout and Jem's original feelings about him. Atticus believes in justice and the justice system. Atticus believes Tom hated being imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, and could not imagine going through another trial. She does as she has been told and tries to connect with him by talking about his son who is a schoolmate of hers. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time.
It was during their exercise period. If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Ewell: sex, scandal, and hate-mongering. The back porch was bathed in moonlight, And the shadow, crisp and toast, moved across the porch towards Jem. I wanted you to see something about her. As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash. He put his arms over his head and went ridged. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.
With this revelation, the reader cannot place any trust in the words of Bob Ewell. This she did, and we waited. Ewell was sitting smugly in the witness chair, surveying his handiwork. That proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human. I took one giant step and found myself reeling: my arms useless, in the dark, I could not keep my balance. And it went on to earn a Pulitzer Prize, was made into an critically acclaimed film which won 3 Academy Awards including one for Gregory Peck , was translated into 40 languages and sold 40 million copies. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor's image blurred with my sudden tears.
She was the bravest person I ever knew. Atticus points out that most people turn out to be good once you get to know them and that it's usually prejudging people without knowing them that makes you dislike others. It took a great deal of time for the jury to come to their verdict, and this alone demonstrates that Atticus succeeded in causing the men of the jury to examine their views of race. Atticus worked to let the truth be known. But don't make a production of it.