Notes from To Kill a Mockingbird
1. “Inside your house lived a malicious phantom. Individuals stated he existed, however Jem and I had never seen him”? (Pg.9). Scout had heard reports about Boo Radley but didn’t really know anything very first hand or truthfully. She depended on gossip in the neighborhood for her info. This shows an absence of maturity on her part since she can’t really recognize report from truth.
2. “As the summertime progressed, so did our video game. We polished and improved it, added discussion and plot till we had manufactured a little play upon which we rang modifications every day”? (Pg. 39). Scout, Jem, and Dill utilize Boo’s life occasions as a method to ridicule and tease him. They role-play the reports they’ve heard worrying things that have actually occurred to him in his past. This is a childish method to make fun of him and the sad things that have occurred to him.
3. “‘You can simply take that back, young boy!’ This order, given by me to Cecil Jacobs, was the start of a rather thin time for Jem and me. My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly. Atticus had guaranteed me he would use me out if he heard of me fighting any more; I was far too old and too huge for such childish things, and the faster I found out to keep in, the much better off everybody would be. I quickly forgot. Cecil Jacobs made me forget”? (Pg.74).
4. “In some way if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so hardly ever asked Jem and me to do something for him. I might take being called a coward for him” (Pg.77). Atticus. She does not like it, but she does it for her daddy.
5. “This time, I divided my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth. My left impaired, I sailed in with my right, but not for long”? (Pg. 84).
When Francis called Atticus names to Search and stated he was disgracing the family, Scout could not stand it any longer and she punched him. She ‘d lastly reached her snapping point because Francis was a relative and made it worse when he insulted Atticus.
6. “… the memory of Atticus calmly folding his paper and pushing back his hat became Atticus standing in the middle of an empty waiting street, rising his glasses.” In this quote they show how much Atticus’ has actually altered throughout the time that this story has actually occurred in.
7.”Mr. Cunningham’s basically a good guy,” he said, “he simply has his blind areas together with the very best of us.” In this quote Atticus was attempting to make excuses for the way his buddy acted versus him.
8. “Mr. X Billups …”This is a male that is funny. I think his name shows that he is simple.
9. “… We could always capture her mood by the method she stood.”
This quote demonstrates how Miss Maudie is a very predictable individual. Anyone could find out what she was feeling by the way that she acted.
10.”They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ’em due to the fact that they’re half white; white folks won’t have’em ’cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, do not belong anywhere.”This quote show how prejudiced they where rather of both of the groups accepting the person that is half white and half colored both groups shun this person.
11. Mr. Gilmer asked Mayella to inform the jury in her own words what occurred on the night of November twenty-first of in 2015, simply in her own words, please. The method the narrator states exactly what Mr. Gilmer states without using quotes make the dialogue seem different. They most likely say it like that to make it appear exact.
12. “I stated come here, nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I got ta nickel for you. He coulda done it easy enough, he could. So he can be found in the backyard an’ I went in your home to get him the nickel and I turned around an ‘fore I understood it he was on me. Just add behind me, he did. He got me round the neck, cussin’ me an’ sayin’ dirt -I fought and screamed, however he had me round the neck. He struck me agin an’ agin-” The words Mayella utilizes makes her seem uneducated and a member of the underclass group. She more than likely speaks by doing this since she has actually not been to school prior to.
13. Obviously Mayella’s recital had actually offered her confidence but it was not her dad’s bold kind: there was something stealthy about hers, like a steady-eyed cat with a twitchy tail.
14. This sentence makes Mayella take a look that makes her seem worried and lying. She is lying about what Mr. Robinson did to her.
Mayella looked at her daddy, who was sitting with his chair tipped versus the railing. He sat up straight and waited on her answer.
“Except when nothin’,” stated Mayella. “I said he does tollable.” Mr. Ewell leaned back once again. Seeing how Mr. Ewell can manage what Mayella states with only looking at her, we can quickly tell that she and her father do not have a very healthy relationship beyond the courtroom. The factor is most likely because he abuses her.
16.”You seem certainly that he choked you. All this time you were fighting back, keep in mind? You ‘kicked and shrieked as loud as you could.’ Do you remember him beating you about the face?” Mayella was quiet. All of this questioning makes it appear like if they do not actually believe what Mayella was stating.
17. “… her arms were bruised, and she showed me her neck. There were certain finger marks on her craw …”– PG 175. It is mentioned that Tom Robinson could not utilize his left arm. However, Mayella’s neck is bruised all around.
18.”Lived as guests of the county in success as well as in the depths of depression.”– Pg. 176
Background of Ewells
19.”He had actually never ever called a doctor to any of his ‘n in his life, and if he had it would have cost him 5 dollars.”– Pg. 181. From this declaration, we can inform that Bob Ewell was not concerned about his kids. Therefore, there might be a possibility that he was the one who had beaten Mayella up.
20.” You’re left-handed, Mr. Ewell.” Because Tom Robinson might not utilize his left arm and Mayella’s injuries were primarily on her right, we can conclude that Tom Robinson was innocent. Moreover, Bob Ewell was left-handed and all the more can be thought of triggering Mayella’s injuries.
21.”Lived behind the town garbage dump in what was as soon as a Negro cabin”– pg. 176 From here we can say that they were separated from the society.
22.”windows were merely open spaces in the walls which in summertime were covered with oily strips of cheesycloth …”– pg. 176 # Ewells gave the dump an extensive gleaning everyday …”– pg. 176 This shows that they resided in poverty and none had a decent job to support the family.