To Kill A Mockingbird


Famous Quote

“When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Quote From Book

"When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em." Chapter 9, To Kill A Mockingbird

Another Work That Relates...

Reba- The T.V. Show

This show is about her kids growing up and the lessons they learn daily. She is traditional and thinks her ways of teaching are the best.

Compare and Contrast

Atticus treats his kids like adults and trys to get them to learn the true meaning of life and all of the things that happen in the real world.

Reba tries to teach her children lessons from their mistakes, and trys to make them understand what happens in the real world.

They both teach their kids like adults and want them to understand all of the facts of life.

Real World Application

We can learn that everybody growns up at one point in their lives and we need to understand that it is best for children to know what is coming their way and how the world around them is/ works. Telling your children what goes on in the world will better prepare them for life.