To Kill a Mocking Bird

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Rikki Perdue
Dialectical Journal
English Honors 10

“To Kill A Mockingbird “
* Harper Lee

"To Kill A Mockingbird”

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“I’m little but I’m old.”pg 8, Charles Baker (Dill) Harris“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ---“Sir?” “--- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” pg. 39, Atticus “but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of --- oh your father.” pg. 60, Miss Maudie“Simply because we were licked a 100 years before we stared is no reason for us not to try to win.” pg. 101, Atticus“It’s not time to worry yet.” pg.139, Atticus I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. pg. 149, Atticus"They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” pg.249, Atticus“There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads----they could be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always win. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life.” pg. 295, AtticusThe one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. 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” pg. 295,...