Lady and Gentleman: Quotes

The qualities associated with being a lady and gentleman are such things as:

Generosity of spirit, consideration, loyalty, self-sacrifice, consideration, civilised, respect, benevolence, goodness, courtesy, sensitivity for others.

5

[Atticus] invested his earnings in his brother’s education

33

climb into his skin and wak around in it

47

Miss Maudie’s benevolence extended to Jem and Dill,

48

Miss Maudie: His name’s Arthur

54

Atticus: Stop tormenting that man

64

I [Scout] tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it

65

Jem’s trouser ‘sewed up’ by Arthur Radley

65

Gift of ball of twine and other presents of chewing gum, medal, pocket watch

70

Mr Radley blocks the tree. (Antithesis i.e. author uses a contrast of values)

75

Atticus: You can’t go around making charicatures of neighbours

76

Maudie’s house fire: the town rallies round

79

I [Scout] looked down and found myself clutching a brown woolen blanket.

81

Miss Maudie: ‘Only thing I worried about last night was all the danger’

95

Uncle Jack keeps his word ‘gallantly’

99

It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

109

I think maybe he [Atticus] put his gun down when he realised that God had given him an unfair advantage.

109

Jem: ‘Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!’

111

‘Atticus: ‘She’s an old lady … You just hold your head high and be a gentleman

110

Chapter 11: Mrs Dubose’s insensitivity is used antithetically (i.e. to serve as a contrast).

122

Jem: ‘polite detached interest’ and ‘a face devoid of resentment’

169

Scout and the mob: Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in.

173

Atticus: you children last night made Walter Cunningham stand in my shoes for a minute.

201

Judge Taylor: He’s [Atticus] trying to be polite.  That’s just his way.

215

Tom Robinson’s manners were as good as Atticus’s

217

Tom Robinson: I felt right sorry for her [Mayella] and 225 a huble negro who had the temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white woman

218

Ironically: nobody liked Tom Robinson’s answer.

222

Dill’s ‘instinct’ about fairness

233

stand up.  Your father’s passin’

244

Inequality and oppression: (antithetical to rspect)  Atticus@ We’re going to pay the bill for it.

245

once you earned their [the Cunninghams’] respect they were for you tooth and nail.

253

She [MIss Maudie] never laughed at me unless I meant to be funny.  (Contrasted with Miss Stephanie)

266

In the secret courts of men’s hearts Atticus had no case (in the novel, prejudice is a direct contrast to generosity of spirit)

281

a solitary mocker poured out his repetoire

285

Jem was becoming almost as good as Atticus at making you feel right when things went wrong.

299

Boo would feel more comfortable in the dark

304

Heck Tate does not arrest Arthur Radley

307

We never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.

308

he [Atticus] said you never really knew a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.  Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.

309

Most people are [real nice], Scout, when you finally see them.

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