Atticus Finch Quotes

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What were your top five quotes from the novel and why?
In chapter 3 of To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch give Jem and Scout some very compelling advice. He explains to the two that you couldn’t ever understand someone until you’ve seen it from their point of view. The way he tell the kids is very honest and meaningful. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Atticus Finch, Chapter 3) This is one of my favorite quotes from this book because it applies so heavily to life now. One can’t always assume that a person’s life is perfect or horrible based off of their own perspective. The best way to connect to a person is to see the world
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"I 'm not a very good man, sir, but I am sheriff of Maycomb County. Lived in this town all my life an ' I 'm goin ' on forty-three years old. Know everything that 's happened here since before I was born. There 's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it 's dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead.” (Sheriff Tate, Chapter 30) Recently there has been multiple appearances of brutal treatment toward people of color. Racism is a heavy issue in our nation now and Sheriff Tate’s quote magnifies that ever so slightly. He experienced the death of a boy who didn’t deserve to die. The man who had killed the boy then died himself, like a punishment and Sheriff Tate says, “...Let the dead bury the dead.” This is highly valuable quote to me because if what I am witnessing as a teenager. I see brutality and murder that have no reason to take place and the I see someone get away without taking responsibility for their …show more content…
These two selections align with the influences of racism and prejudice obtained by the kids from the elders and how the kids are exposed to this at young ages.
3. What personal connections can you make to the novel?
As a young child I was exposed to all sorts of hate that I heard from my parents, their friends, or other adults. I thought that was the norm and took it upon myself to have the same beliefs. Now that I am a little older, I have my own beliefs and can really rely on myself to fight off other people’s opinions of “evil” and understand them myself.
4. What personal connections can you make to the supplemental piece?
I can almost make the same connections to the supplemental piece as I can to the book because they deliver the same message. I was young and only believed what my elders told me. I was taught certain things from a young age and raised to think that way for most of my younger years.
5. How does the novel reflect the historical time period of the

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