“Miss Caroline, he’s a Cunningham.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2. Scout to her teacher, when Walter Cunningham Jr. won’t take lunch money from Miss Caroline because he can’t pay it back. This quote shows the importance of family background, because to the citizens of Maycomb the Cunningham family name would explain why Walter refuses the money. Farmer Walter Cunningham and family may be poor but they are are proud.