: Atticus teaching a valuable lesson to Scout, treat people all the same
– “Im beginning to understand why Boo stays shut up in his house for so long”
: Jem starting to see Boo’s human side and how the situation he is in affects who he is. When he fully understands, the games around his house stops.
– “Jem shook his head. As Atticus fists went to his hips, so did Jem’s”
: Jem is starting to stand up for what he believes in and becomes decisive
: Shows Jem exploiting the fact that Scout hates being called a girl to get her to do things
– ‘Boys don’t cook, I laughed at the thought’
: Shows how gender roles are fixed in Maycomb, boys doing girls activities is laughed upon.
– ‘You wan’t to grow up a lady don’t you?
: Uncle Jack asks a slightly rethorical question as he thinks she should say yes
– ‘There’s been a request that this courtroom be cleared of spectators or at least women and children’
: Women are seen as “fragile” and need to be protected from nasty cases like Tom’s
: Atticus teaching Jem what it takes to be courageous
– “Then he rose and broke our only remaining code of childhood”
: Jem shows courageousness when he tells on Dill ( for running away ) even though he knows it was controversial to Scout and Dill but it was the right thing to do.
: Heck Tate (Sheriff) proved he believed in justice as he took Bob Ewell’s death as justice for leading Tom to his death
– “How could they do it? How could they?”
: Jem doesn’t understand how the jury could be so anti-justice as they convicted the obviously innocent Tom Robinson – shows he has a strong sense of Justice.
– “He dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch”
: This quote as well as many others proves how prejudice people are towards Boo Radley, no one knows this about him, its all assumption that has become reality through repetitiveness.
– “Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she is a women”
:Atticus teaches Jem about the inequality that infects Maycomb
– “whenever a white man does that to a black man…that white man is trash”
: Atticus Yet again Teaching Jem to stay true to himself and not follow the ‘crowd’ that will lead him astray from the reality of inequality.
: Shows how Boo is portrayed as some monster but really is a shy innocent boy
– “I go to school with Walter…and he does right well. He’s a good boy.”
: Scout, not fully understanding the situation, talks innocenty to Mr Cunningham in the angry mob seeking to hurt Tom Robinson.
– “That Calpurnia led a modest double life never dawned on me”
: Scout in her childhood innocence, doesn’t realize that Calpurnia doesn’t belong only to their lives, and has other situations going on in her life.
– Boo is portrayed as a monster but saves lives, is kind and completely the opposite to what people think of him.
– Relates to the theme of “senseless killing.”