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1.       Top of page 58.  Scout is scared for her brother and herself. Jem, please.Scout, Im tellin you for the last time, shut your trap or go home.

2.       Page 61.  She admires her brother for his quick wittedness.  I admired my brother.

3.       Page 45.  Scout is still quite scared of Boo Radley, Dill said, Jem, you and me can play and Scout can watch if shes scared.

4.       Page 37.  Very respectful to Atticus, No sir I murmured Yes sir

5.       Page 49.  Scout is not afraid to ask questions or say things. Mrs. Maudie, do you think that Boo Radleys still alive?

Maybe he died and they stuffed him up the chimney. 




'Dill was a villain's villain; he could get into any character part assigned to him'-p45

'Dill was becoming something of a trial anyway, following Jem about'-p47

'He asked me earlier in the summer to marry him, then he promptly forgot about it'-p47

'Dill Harris could tell the biggest ones I ever heard'-p53

'Jem and Dill excluded me from their plans'-p48



Outside/the street: 


"We had strolled down the front yard where Dill stood looking down the street" pg 42

"He did by pushing the tyre down the sidewalk" pg 43

"Miss Maudie Attkinson staring across the street at us"pg 46

"Dill's gonna watch up the front ... an' up the street" pg 53

"We looked yesterday from across the street" pg 52


Miss Maudie's House


…Miss Maudie hated her house   p48

…Jem and I had always enjoyed the free run of Miss Maudies yard p47

…Miss Maudie and I would sit silently on her porch  p49


Miss Maudie


'Her speech was crisp for a Maycomb County inhabitant.'- Pg 48- Educated, well spoken. 


'Miss Maudie hated her house: time spent indoors was time wasted. She was a widow, a chameleon'.... - Pg 48- Appreciates what she has, lonely, didn't like it inside.


 'She loved everything that grew in Gods earth,'-Pg 48-Religious.


'When she was admitted into our confidence,'- Pg 49- Scout and Jem had confidence in her; she's trustworthy.


'Miss Maudie was the daughter of the daughter of a neighbourhood landowner'- Pg 49 - Respectable for the land her father owned


Radley Place


1. two live oaks stood at the edge of the radly garden- page 39

2.down the street to the radly place- page 42

3. i raised my head and stared at the radly place- page 43

4. the day i rolled into the radly front yard- page 47

5.the back of the radly house was  less inviting than the front. page 54



Respect for others


·   that the civil way to communicate with another being was by the front door.           Page 55

·        we were not to play an asinine game he had seen us playing or make fun of anybody in this street.           Page 59



Mr Nathan Radley



p.18 only difference between Mr Nathan Radley and Mr Radley were their ages

p.60 Nathan Radley was standing inside his gate a shotgun broken across his arm

p.60 Radley shot at a negro in his collard patch says if anyone sees a white nigger thats him says theres a barrel waiting for the next sound

p.68 tree dying I dont think so. Look at the leaves they are green and full that trees as healthy as you are Jem



Jem Quotes


1.    Jem seemed to have little fear of Boo Radley now that Walter and I walked beside him. (Pg 29)

2.    Mrs Dubose was the meanest old woman who ever lived. Jem wouldnt go by her place without Atticus beside him. (Pg 41)

3.     Jems head at times was transparent (Pg 44)

4.     Jem was not one to dwell on past defeats, (Pg 57)

5.     Jem was a born hero.Ã (Pg 45)



Radley Place:

'when I passed the Radley Place for the fourth time that day twice at a full gallop-my gloom had deepenned to match the house.' page 34

'Cecil Jacobs, who lived at the far end of our street next door to the post office walked a total of one mile per a day to avoid the Radley  house'
page 41

'the back of the Radley Place was less inviting than the front: a ramshackle porch ran the width of the house; there were two doors and two dark windows between the doors.
page 58

'we strolled to the front yard, where dill stood looking down the street at the dreary face of the Radley Place, "I-smell-death he said".
page 42

'less than two days later we found a whole package of chewing gum which we enjoyed, the fact that everything on the Radley Place was poison slipped Jems memory,'
page 66



Nathan Radley:

Mr Radley shot at a Negro in his collard patch.P60


Boos elder brother returned from penacola and took Mr Radleys placeMr Radley would speak to us, however, when we said good morning and sometimes we saw him coming from town with a magazine in his hand.P18





"Jem seemed to have little fear of Boo Radley now that walter and I walked beside him." pg 29


"Jem, educated on a half-Decimal, half-Duncecap basis seemed to function effectively alone or in a group." pg 38


"Jem looked around, reached up, and gingerly pocketed a tiny shiny package." pg 40


"Jem was a born hero." pg 43


"the sill was a several inches taller than Jem" pg 58


Boo Radley


   " His name's Arthur and he's alive."  Page 49

   "I know he's alive, Jean Louise, because I haven't seen him carried out yet."  Page 49

   Arthur Radley just stays in the house, thats all." Page 50

      "do you think they're true, all those things they say about b-Mr Radley."  Page 51

    "I remember Arthur Radley when he was a boy. He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did. Spoke as nicely as he knew how." Page 51




"They told me i was being a girl, that girls always imagined things and thats why people hated them so much"   page47

"Mr Radley shot at a negro in his cabbage patch"  pg60

"If anybody seesa white nigger around ..... he's got the other barrel waitin"pg60

"had the other barrel waiting be it nigger, Dog." pg 62


Radley Place


page 55- "we were to stay away from that house until we were invited there"
          - "we were not to play an asine game he had seen us playing or make
              fun of anyone on this street or in this town."
          - "what Mr Radley did was his own buisness".
          - "if he wanted to stay inside his own househe had the right to stay inside....".
          - "how would we like it if Atticus barged in on us without knocking, when we
             were in our rooms at night?".

page 56- "he waited a respectful distance from the front steps."



Atticus Quotes



1.     Atticus seemed to have forgotten my noon time fall and grace; he was full of questions about school.                                                                    PAGE 34



2.    Atticus and my uncle who went to school at home, knew everything at least, what one didnt know the other did.                             PAGE 38



3.     Atticus says Gods loving folks like you love yourself    PAGE 51



4.     it seemed the only message he got from Atticus was insight into the art of cross examination.                                                     PAGE 57



5. it seemed that Atticus threatened us nearly every other day.    PAGE 62





Dill was becoming something of a trial anyway, following Jem about. (Page 47)

Dill Harris could tell the biggest ones I ever heard.Page 53)

His eyes were as blue as Dill Harris(Page 28)

 but most of all summer was Dill (page 40)

Dill stood looking down the street at the dreary face of the Radley place.(Page 42)





Boo bit it off one night when he couldnt find any cats and squirrels to eat Boo slowly whittled away all the furniture in the house                            p45


I know hes alive, Jean Louise, because I havent seen him carried out yet                                p49


You allve gone crazy, hell kill us!          p53


Stephanie Crawford


PG.50go about the neighbourhood doing good, as did Miss Stephanie Crawford.

PG.50 no one with a grain of sense trusted Miss S.

PG.51 Makes things up: S C even told me once she woke up in the middle of the night and found him looking in the window at her.

PG.51 Has a bad rep: I said what did you do, Steph move over in the bed and make room for him.






pg 36 Atticus said the ewells had been a disgrace to Maycomb for 3 generations.

None of them had done an honest days work in his recollection


Pg 36  They were humans but lived like animals


Pg 33  hes one of the ewells maam Whole schools full of em they come first day every year then leave






1."every passing negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley"(pg60, line 21)
2. " Mr Radley shot a negro in his collard patch" (pg 60, line 24)
3. "says if anybody sees a white nigger around" (pg 61, line 35)


Cals quotes.


  1. (page 30, line 15-18) It was then that Calpurnia requested my presence in the kitchen. She was furious, and when she was furious Calpurnias grammar became errtatic.
  2. (page 31, line 11-12) We couldnt operate a single day without Cal.
  3. (page 35, line 5)  Calpurnia bent down and kissed me.
  4. (page 40, line 1) Rather than risk a tangle with Calpurnia, I did as Jem told me.

(page 40, line3-5) Calpurnias tyranny, unfairness, and meddling in my business had faded to gentle grumplings of general disapproval.  


Discrimination :-


1)    A Negro would not pass the Radley Place at night Page 15 Line 5

2)     The sheriff hadnt the heart to put him in jail alongside Negroes Page 17 Lines 20-21

3)     Mr Radley shot at a Negro in his collard patch Page 60 Line 21

4)  Scared him pale, though. Says if anybody sees a white nigger around,   thats the one Page 60 Lines 23-25

5)     He wont aim high, be it dog,  Page 60 Lines 26-27

6)     Jem, I aint ever heard of a nigger snowman Page 72 Line 29



Miss Maudie


     Miss Maudie hated her house: time spent in doors was time wasted. Pg 48

      She was a widow. Pg 48

      Miss Maudie had known uncle Jack Finch, Atticuss brother since they were children. Pg 49

      Miss Maudies voice was enough to shut anybody up. Pg 51

  Jem and I had considerable faith in Miss Maudie. Pg 50




"hours of wintertime had found me in the treehouse, looking over at the schoolyard"

"we'll keep 'em till school starts,"

"the older i got the better school would be"

"but you'll see school's different"

"but if i keep on goin' to school, we can't ever read any more...."


Miss Stephanie Crawford



He looks like miss Stephanie Crawford with her hands on her hips I said fat in the middle with little bitty arms Pg72


Another fire truck appeared and stopped in front of miss Stephanie Crawford Pg77


When Stephanie Crawfords not looking Ill make him a lane cake. That Stephanies been after my recipe for thirty years.Pg79


He said Miss Maudie would stay at miss Stephanies for the time being



Atticus Quotes.



You think about how much Cal does for you, and you mind her, you hear?p31


 While Walter piled food on his plate, he and Atticus talked together like two men.p30


Atticus seemed to have forgotten my noontime fall from grace; he was full of questions about school.p34


After supper, Atticus sat down with the paper and called,Scout, ready to read?p46


Jem and I were accustomed to our fathers last-will-and testament diction, and we were at all times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation.p37


What are you all playing at? Nothing  said Jem.p46


Nothing.Nothing what?asked Atticus. Nothing sir.Give me those scissors. Atticus.p46


Atticus doesnt drink whiskey, He never drank a drop in his life. p51


Son, he said to Jem, Im going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that manp55


Tim Johnson

"Tim Johnson was the property of MR Harry Johnson who drove the mobile bus and lived on the southern edge of town." pg98 (m)

"Tim was a liver-coloured bird dog,the pet fo Maycomb." pg98 m/b

"He walked erratically, as if his right legs were shorter than his left legs."pg99 (t)

"The rifle cracked. Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over and crumpled on the sidewalk in a brown and white heap.He didnt know what hat hit him." pg102


Mr Nathan Radley


·        …Mr Nathan put cement in that tree, Atticus, an he did it to stop us finding things-hes crazy, I reckon        T/M  Page 78

·        …he aint ever hurt us   T/M  Page 78

Mr Nathan was at the fire  T  Page 78


Cousin Jimmy Quotes,

'Aunt Alexandra didn't understand girls much, she'd never had one.'
page 88(T)
'Aunt Alexandra was a back porch listener.'
page 90(TM)
'Aunt Alexandra ministered t Francis, wiping his tears away with her hankerchief, rubbing his hair, patting his cheek.'
page 90(B)
'When Uncle Jack looked down at me , his feature was like Aunt Alexandra's.'
page 90(B)




Radley Place Quotes:

We went to Finchs landing every Christmas in memory.p83 B

Finchs Landing consisted of three hundred and sixty-six steps down a high bluff and ending in a jetty p86 T

The internal arrangements of the Finch house were indicative of Simons guilelessness and the absolute trust with which he regarded his offspring p86 M

There was a kitchen separate from the rest of the house, tacked on to it by a wooden catwalk p86 M

There went with the house the usual legend about the Yankees -p86 B




Calpurnia listened I know its February miss Eula may,but I know a mad dog when I see one.  End p99

I sounded calpurnia on the subject mr finch? Why he can do lots of things.p 97

I dont care Im gonna tel cal p98

you  tellin me a story jem finch?calpurnias voice hardend no cal I swear im notp99

inside son said atticus where is cal he oughta be hear by now said calpurnia.p100




Mrs Dubose


"Mrs Dubose is close on to a hundred" M96

"Mrs Dubose lived alone except for a negro girl in constant attendance" M105

"she spent most of each day in bed and the rest of it in a wheel chair"MB105

"shes an old lady and shes ill"m 106

"she has fits or something, she spits a lot"T114

"We had not seen mrs dubose for over a month. she was never on the porch any more when we passed. 'shes dead son' said Atticus."T117





1.                 Page 87.  Francis.  Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean.  He was the most boring child I ever met.

2.                 Page 89.  He tries to get Scout into trouble. came to the door and yelled, Grandma, shes got me here and wont let me out!

3.                 Page 90.  Francis finally over-steps the mark. Francis looked at me carefully, concluded that I had been sufficiently subdued, and crooned softly, Nigger-lover This time, I split my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth.

4.                 Page 90.  Francis tells lies to get Scout into trouble again. Grandma, He bawled, she called me a whore-lady and jumped on me!

5.                 Page 89.  Francis is very cheeky.   Just what I said.  Grandma says its bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now hes turned out to be a nigger-lover well never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again.  Hes ruinin the family, thats what hes doin





B  72           Jem, I aint ever heard of a nigger snowman.

B  80           Announced in the school yard the day before that Scout Finchs daddy defended niggers.

M  81          Do all lawyers defend niggers?

T  108        Your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for.

M  92         Nigger lover.

M  94         The only thing weve got is a black mans word against the               Ewells.



Uncle Jack


Every Christmas eve day.. a week with us.     Tm   p83


When Uncle Jack jumped . Nose and chin       T     p84


He was one of the few men of science who never terrified me, probably because he never behaved like a doctor                                            m p84


When Uncle Jack caught me .was known as relativity        Mb     p84


Rose Aylmer was Uncle Jacks cat. She was a beautiful yellow female. Uncle Jack said she was one of the few women he could stand permanently.     B      p84




P69-118   Atticus


I wanted you to see what real courage was p118

one shot finch p103

Atticus had said we need not go to school that day, wed learn nothing after no sleep. P78

when Jem an I fuss Atticus doesnt ever just listen to Jems side of it, he hears mine too. P92

Easy does it son shes a lady and shes ill. P106




Mr Nathen Radley

' Mr Nathen was at the fire' Tpg 78

'Mr Nathen put cement in that tree' Tpg 78

' He's crazy I reckon like they say' Tpg78

'He ain't ever hurt us Atticus' Tpg 78

He coulda cut my throat from ear to ear but instead he tried to mend my pants' Tpg 78



Respect for others:


Jem had seemed grateful enough for my company when he went to read to her p121


Uncle Jack said she was one of the few women he could stand permanently p 84


Grandmas a wonderful cook shes gonna teach me how p88



Tom Robinson


Atticus sighed. Im simply defending a Negro his names Tom Robinson p81M


My folks said your daddy was a disgrace an that nigger oughta hang from the water tank P82 B


The School buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary p96 T


This case, Tom Robinsons case, is something that goes to the essence of a mans conscience p111 T




 Cal kept every fireplace in the house blazing p74

 She tried to block Jem and me with her body p101

 Calpurnia stared then grabbed us by the shoulders and ran us home p99M

 I know a mad dog when I see one p99 B

 I dont care m gonna tell  p99 B



Finches Landing


we went to Finchs Landing every Christmas p82 B

Finchs Landing consisted of three hundred and sixty steps p86 T

There were six bedrooms upstairs p86 M

In the back yard was a rusty bell on a pole, used to summon field hands or as a distress signal p86 M

He declined o let us take our air-rifles to the landing p85 B


Eula May


Eula May was Maycombs leading telephone operator p70 bm


she was entrusted with issuing public announcements, wedding invitations, setting off the fire-siren, and giving first-aid instructions when Dr. Reynolds was away.





"jem pressed my head.we stopped and listened" (pg268 T)

"my toes touched trousers,a belt buckle,buttons,something i could not identify,a collar and a face."(pg 269 T)

"footsteps, i mean.They walked when we walked and stopped when we stopped." ( pg 274 B)



Remind yourself of the passage in chapter 10 where Atticus shoots the mad dog: what is the importance of the incident in the novel as a whole?


You should write about:

·        What scout and Jem learn about Atticus from this incident

·        The way Harper lee uses symbolism in this passage

·        Ideas in this passage that are important in the novel as a whole


Throughout Harper lees novel to kill a mockingbird Atticus the father is always trying to help his children look back and learn from mistakes. he also tries to help his children through life. Within chapter ten when Atticus shoots the mad dog. Jem and scout learn a lot from the incident a bout Atticus.



Overall in this chapter harper lee uses it to build up jem and scouts belief in their father, harper lee uses this chapter to build up to the courtcase, so that jem and scout can see their father as a different man before.


 Choose two or three moments in the nivel wherte different characters are challenged or tested by situations
How does Harer Lee use these moments

There are many situations at moments in the novel where characters are tested or challenged. Some of the main moments are the Tom Robinson trial and the attempted murder of Jem and Scout. He uses these moments to provide tension for the characters.
*Atticus aggrivates and makes Miss Mayella Ewell feel uncomftable as he puts his points across in the Tom Robinson trial, "Atticus was back behind his table, and he emphasized his words by tapping his knuckles on it." ( Pg192.B)
* He also repeats his evidence that Miss Mayella Ewell had given to make her feel nervous and aprehensive, " All right. He choked you, he hit you,then he raped you, that right?" ( Pg193.T). Miss Mayella is now very cautious on her answers and feels intimidated by the consistant questions being fired at her and so gradually she breaks and nearly confesses to the truth. These show that Atticus is strong and intimidating because further back in the novel he was perceicved as a fairly weak figure.

The attempted murder of Jem and Scout is significant moment in the novel because it also challenges the characters.
*"Run,Scout!Run!Run!" Jem screamed. " This shows that Jem handles the situation in a typical childish way and doesnt stay calm butit also shows he is taken control of the situation and makes sure Scout is ok.
Another situation where characters are challenged is when Scout starts school and she is confronted with Miss Caroline.She intimidates Scout and accuses her of things and Scout doesnt know how to react."You tell him ill take over from here and try and undo the damage...Ma'am?"Harper Lee uses this moment to make the reader aware that Scout feels very small and nervous of Miss Caroline.


What is the importance of Dill in to kill a mockingbird?



Introduction:  Dill is important in the novel to kill a mockingbird because he shows an outsiders view of Maycomb county and affects how some of the characters act to events in the book.


Family:  doesnt speak about father I asked Dill where his father aint got one


Relationship with other characters- influences Jem swap you the grey ghost if you just go up and touch the house.


Fascinated with characters: wonder what he looks like


Doesnt think like others in Maycomb: well Dill after all hes just a negro I dont care one speck. It aint right, somehow it aint right to do em that way.

-         agrees with outcasts in Maycomb Dolphus arent thin hided, it just makes you sick doesnt it.


Conclusion: in conclusion I think Dill is important in the novel because he has a different view on Maycomb. The other characters know Maycomb but he doesnt and this gives a clearer view of what Maycombs like. He is also used to convey ideas, on racism in particular, to the reader by disagreeing with the main characters.




Q:how does harper lee use minor characters intkamb to explore some of the main concerns of the novel.

All through the book harper lee uses minor characters to emphasise the main characters personalitys and to put across more clearly some of the main concerns/topics of the novel.extras such as cesil Jacobs, mr.radley and burris ewel help to explain the plot and the history of the characters.

The white trash Ewels only go to school once year. The ewels had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generatrions

The cunninghams are poor but hard working unlike the Ewels Mr. Cunningham pays me back how he can

When walter Cunningham comes round for dinner at scouts house atticus tells scout one of the most important moral of the whole book; empathy. try and walk around in his skin

Lee describes mr. Radly to be a strict parent which says something about boo Radleys upbringing. Mr.radlys back was ramrod straight.

racism and aggression towards non-equals are important morals of the book this is demonstraited by Mr.radley Mr.radley shot at a Negro in his collard patch

tim Johnson is a key part as he shows jem + scout atticusmore hidden skills.I saw that, one-shot finc

Mrs. Dubose (even though not that small a character) helps emphasise the conflicting views on back people. not only a finch in the courthouse lawing for niggers.

Near the end of the book cecil Jacobs helps to show the danger thatr children of that day could potentially be in and, in this case, were in.

The main plot/characters couldnt stand on there own without these smaller parts and storylines. Probably one of the most important side storys is were atticus shoots tim Johnson and shows Jem and scout that he isnt just a useless old man. Also probably one of the most important speeches of the book is where atticus tells scout about empathy, this puts forward the books telling of people having different views on other people.