To Kill a Mockingbird – Innocence Quotes

Atticus: sin to kill a mockingbird “remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”
Miss Maudie Atkinson: Mockingbirds and why it is a sin to kill one “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. …That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Atticus: Scout and how she diffused the dangerous situation with the lynch mob “So it took an eight-year-old to bring ’em to their senses, didn’t it?” ‘said Atticus.’ “That proves something – that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children”
Atticus: No evidence to charge Tom Robinson “The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. … The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this court-room is.”
Scout – Dill thinking he was married to her ‘He evidently remembered he was engaged to me, for he ran back and out and kissed me swiftly’
Aunt Alexandra: Didn’t want the children to attend the trial “I didn’t think it wise in the first place to let them”
Scout: Not knowing what rape is “What’s rape?”
Atticus: Children and that you should answer them “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But you don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.”
Atticus and Scout: Charging Boo would be like shooting a mockingbird “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”

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