Calpurnia: useful quotes

L-R Scout Finch (Sierra Stephens) and Calpurnia (Cathleen Riddley) in Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s timeless American classic, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at TheatreWorks. Photo Credit Tracy Martin

N.B. Page numbers refer to The Arrow Books 2010 edition.  See the bottom of the page for the list of chapters by page number.

6

Calpurnia always won … Atticus always took her side

13

There goes the meanest man God ever blew breath into

21

In Calpurnia’s teaching, there was no sentimentality: I seldom pleased her and she seldom rewarded me.

27

anybody sets foot in this house’s yo company, and don’t let me catch you remarking on their ways

He’s just about Mister Jem now

130

I don’t want anyone sayin I don’t look after my children

131

why you bringin white chillun to nigger church? / They’s my comp’ny

132

there was amusement in her eyes

132

[re the dime] You’re my company

136

At its pressure [of Calpurnia’s hand], I said …

137

they can’t read

138

I made him [Zebo] learn though

138

Calpurnia led a double life

139

It’s not necessary to tell all you know

150

Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to

151

the children love her

172

She waited until Calpurnia was in the kitchen, then she said, ‘Don’t talk like that in front of them.’

228

skin everyone of you alive, the very idea, you children listenin’ to all that!

251

[Aunty] had let Calpurnia serve that day

Chapters by page number

PAGES

CHAPTERS

 

PART ONE

3-16

1

17-24

2

25-35

3

36-45

4

46-55

5

55-64

6

64-70

7

70-82

8

82-98

9

98-109

10

110-124

11

PART TWO

127-139

12

140-148

13

148-159

14

159-171

15

171-182

16

183-197

17

197-209

18

209-220

19

220-227

20

227-233

21

234-239

22

239-251

23

251-262

24

262-266

25

266-273

26

273-280

27

280-294

28

294-298

29

298-305

30

305-end

31

For more of my pages on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, please hover your cursor over the Lee tab at the top of the page.

 

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