Racism Quotes (1588 quotes)
To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes
It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody. I do my best to love everybody I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.
Because of this layered narration, the six-year old Scout often sounds precocious in her understanding of life and her elevated vocabulary. This technique allows Lee to explores her complex, dark, adult themes through the innocent lens of childhood. The following To Kill a Mockingbird , which demonstrate the novel's multifaceted style, address key themes such as racism, justice, growing up, and innocence. One does not love breathing. Scout learned to read at a young age thanks to her father, Atticus. On the first day of school, Scout's teacher, Miss Caroline, insists that Scout stop reading with Atticus so that she can learn "correctly" in school. The six-year-old Scout is taken aback, and in this quote, she reflects on how the moment influenced her.
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One of the major and most common problem of that time is, surely, racism. The questions about race are raised very often in the book. From the one side the children, who are still innocent and unaware about such prejudices ask outright armor-piercing questions. From the other side, the adults who already got used to take racial prejudices as granted, have to re-think them over while answering to the kids. One of the most prominent quotes about racism is quite a long one, a dialog between Mr.