To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes Chapters 4, 5 & 6

“Tin-foil was sticking out of a knot-hole just above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun. I stood on my tiptoe, hastily looked around once more, reached into the hole, and withdrew two pieces of chewing gum minus their outer wrappers.” Page 33 This quote shows character traits of Scout. She is naive and does not consider the possibility that the gum could have been dirty or poisoned. She doesn’t know where it came from but regardless, she eats it.
“‘So that’s what you were doing, wasn’t it?”Makin’ fun of him?”No,” said Atticus, “Putting his life’s history on display for the edification of the neighborhood.’Jem seemed to swell a little. ‘I didn’t say we were doin’ that, I didn’t say it!’Atticus grinned dryly. ‘You just told me,’ he said. ‘You stop this nonsense right now, every one of you.'” Page 49 Atticus is a strict parent and lays down the law when it comes to the acceptance of others. Here, he makes it clear to them that the Radley’s are people too and they are not to be made fun of. He doesn’t condone their behavior and tells them he won’t accept it.
“Then I saw the shadow. It was the shadow of a man with a hat on. At first I thought it was a tree, but there was no wind blowing, and tree trunks never walked. The back porch was bathed in moonlight, And the shadow, crisp and toast, moved across the porch towards Jem.” Page 53 This quote shows how obsessed the children are with Boo Radley and how much he has impacted their lives. They are so concerned about who he is and what he is doing that they are frozen with fear when the think they catch a glimpse of him.

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