Well i don’t know much about my fellow students. I do know most of my fellow classmates names. I don’t know where most of them live. I don’t know what their favorite foods are, what their favorite colors are, what music they like, or how big their family is. I do know who most of their friends are, but I don’t know their personal struggles or how hard their life is. I don’t really know what they fear or what they want to do when they grow up. I feel like I should get to know my fellow students a little bit better so I can make more friends and have good memories.
What I think Frair Lawrence is trying to say is that you can’t freak out all the time because you’re so in love. I don’t think Romeo and Juliet will listen to this advice. I think that because they don’t follow the advice, they’ll get in trouble. Romeo or Juliet could not be loving moderately and it could make their parents suspicious. I think that Juliet is more moderate that Romeo is. Juliet is more calm and Romeo is more crazy. To love moderately, I think that they’ll have to continue to keep it a secret from their parents and not run away together.
Shakespeare Quartos Project
People can hate other people for a number of reasons. It could be that they have done something to you. You could be jealous of them, or you could just dislike someone for really not any reason at all. You could have gotten into a fight with someone. I think we can get so mad at people because it’s an easy thing to do. Getting mad at people is easy. I don’t really hate anybody, but there are people that I don’t think the best of. We can try to put this sort of thing behind us by realizing that people are not perfect and that we aren’t perfect either. Everybody makes mistakes. Being mad at somebody doesn’t help you in any way either, you don’t gain anything by being mad or holding a grudge on someone.
I think that we should still teach Shakespeare. Shakespeare is good to know and it makes you look smart. Just because Shakespeare is old doesn’t mean that we can’t still teach it. All of history is old, should we just not teach history anymore because it’s old? Like what one of the articles was talking about, what counts as new? While Shakespeare is a good thing to learn, it is also important to look at other people’s points of view. I think that schools should look at successful people form all around the world in all different times in history.
I don’t know a lot about my fellow students. I know a lot of their names, and maybe some of the things they like to do and a little bit about them. What I have learned about people in general by completing this assignment is that people have more going on in their life then we think. I didn’t know that the person that I interviewed was the youngest, or that they liked to hang out with their siblings. I didn’t know anything about their mom or dad either. We don’t really realize that other people have hard stuff going on and that they really interesting lives.
The goal for the rest of the year in English is to read 20 books. How I’m going to do that is pretty self explanatory. I’m going to read. I have a book series to read, and it has three books in it and I’m going to try and finish it. I will be at 18 books when I finish the book I’m on, and then I’ll finish the third one, which counts as 2 books. I will read sometimes at school when I have spare time, and a little bit at home too. I’m about three fourths of the way done with the book I’m on.
The most important quality of a great person in my opinion is the way they treat people. We have to be around a lot of people all day, every day. So don’t be a jerk to them. Everybody is equal. Another quality of a great person would be hard work. It is good to work hard. Some more qualities of a great person would include respectfulness, patience, integrity, and how humble they are. These are also very important qualities. I personally say you can tell a lot about a person depending on how they treat animals. A caring and loving person should also love and respect animals.
I like the definition that Atticus gave Jem about courage. That you know that you are probably going to lose but you do it anyway. An example of this definition of courage would be in a action movie. That the good guys are really outnumbered and they know they will lose, but go and fight the bad guys anyways. A way that this definition of courage is different from mine is that I would talk about being scared. I would say courage is more of a being scared but doing it anyway type of thing. But the Definition Atticus gave is also a good one, and I think it works.
The Film- I feel like the film was pretty good. One of the things I think they should have added was at the end. I think they should have had Mr. Ewell try to cut Scout with the knife. I also think they should have added the thing where Scout takes Boo home and she looks at things from the Radley’s point of view. Where she imagines the neighborhood from the Radley’s house. I wish that they would have shown some more character development in Scout. I liked the film, and I would recommend it to anyone who is 12 years old or older.
The Book- I really liked the book. I actually loved it. I feel like it absolutely lived up to it’s name. There was a lot of really good and deep stuff in the book. I feel like everyone should read this book at one point or another because it is so good. One of the things that stood out to me was that the metaphor about killing a Mockingbird was about Tom Robinson. He didn’t do anything wrong, and the jury still had him be guilty. Because of that, he was going to be put to death. I feel like this is not a book for everybody, but everybody should read it.
The quote I chose was on page 259, and it says, “If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?” I also think that there is just one kind of people, and I agree with this quote. I know why people are mean to each other, but they shouldn’t do it. I think that people are mean because nobody’s perfect. We lose our tempers sometimes. But people are also mean on purpose. And I think it could be for a number of reasons. It could be that they just like it, or that they don’t know how good being good is, or that they think they have to do it.