"I’m just trying to tell you the new way they’re teachin’ the first grade, stubborn. It’s the Dewey Decimal System.” (Lee 24)
Perception VS Reality
“Do you know what acompromise is?” he asked.“Bending the law?”“No, an agreement reached by mutual concessions. It works thisway,” he said. “If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have. Is it a bargain?” (Lee 41)
Coming of Age
Tell your father not to teach you anymore.
"The men of Maycomb, in all degrees of dress and undress, took furniture from Miss Maudie’s house to a yard across the street." (Lee 92)
They are our friends, and this is still our home.
“Well now, Miss Jean Louise,” she said, “still think your father can’t do anything? Still ashamed of him?” (Lee 129)
Still ashamed of him?
"Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me anymore, it would interfere with my reading." (Lee 22)
“This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.” (Lee 101)