Good Stuff from to Kill a Mockingbird

My quote was: “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?”

Jem said this when he was talking about Boo Radley and how he wants to stay locked up inside all day. They all thought that Boo was being locked up without a choice but then they thought that Boo wants to stay inside. I think this quote is pretty good. It talks about how if people are alike, why can’t we just get a long. I have the same question. If you don’t like someone there has to be a valid reason. If they killed your whole family, then yeah that’s a reason to dislike/ hate someone. But if they didn’t do anything wrong and accidentally bumped into the hall one time or made fun of your name then that isn’t a good reason. Everyone should be friends.

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An Authority on Courage and Integrity

I chose my little sister, Savannah.

Even though I can be annoying sometimes I always apologize and do the right thing. I always try to get good grades in school and I always help people with their work. I pay attention and when someone is being treated badly or when someone doesn’t feel good about themselves I will talk to them and make them feel better. I always want to treat people with respect and kindness. I am brave to stand up for others and strong when people aren’t being nice. In other words, I handle it pretty well. I do my homework every night and stay responsible.

Blind Spots

In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” Scout, Jem, and Atticus were talking about what happened during the mob with all of the people. They were wondering about the Cunningham’s role in everything when Atticus says “Mr. Cunningham’s basically a good man,” he said, “he just has his blind spots along with the rest of us.” I think that a blind spot is where you don’t really care about other people as much as you care about yourself sometimes. I think as long as you aren’t doing anything super bad like being a serial killer then you can still be a good person. I also think though that it wasn’t a good idea that Mr. Cunningham had. He can still be a good guy if he fixes his mistakes and apologizes.