An Elephant in the Garden Quotes

Michael Morpurgo
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I think I have always had a strong sense of justice, of fair play, of what is right and what is wrong."
-- Lizzie (Part One: Ring of Truth -- Chapter One)

Importance: This quote characterizes Lizzie as morally strong and opinionated. It is spoken by Lizzie when she is an elderly woman in reference to her anger towards the children that bullied Karli when he was young. Thus, the quote serves as a connector between the frame story and the core story. It is also placed early on in the narrative, thus serving as foreshadowing or even a model for Lizzie’s later actions. Throughout the novel, she is guided by her sense of justice and is uncomfortable with the atrocities of war occurring around her.

We all knew about the terrible things the Nazis were doing, but Papi always told me that our home should be an oasis of peace and harmony for us in a troubled world, that...
-- Lizzie (Part One: Ring of Truth -- Chapter Two)

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