February 13

The Good Stuff (says Mr. Green)

In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee she writes that Dill and Aunt Alexandra in which they say, “Tellin’ the truth’s not cynical is it?” — “The way you tell it, it is,”  but what exactly does she say that. First I looked up the definition of cynical because I didn’t know exactly what it meant and it means: believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. I think that is means that sometimes when you are trying to tell the truth like, ” Man I’m a lousy writer.” People think your beating yourself up when you really are just trying to state a fact. So in the case of the book Dill says his Aunt Miss Rachel had said this about Atticus, “If a man like Atticus Finch wants to butt his head against a stone wall it’s his head” So when Dill was just trying to state a fact about what someone had said Aunt Alexandra got mad without even knowing why Dill said what he said. I think that sometimes everyone just needs to stop thinking that when people say something bad about themselves they aren’t trying to put to put themselves down they are just wanting to express there opinion on what they can or can’t do.


Posted February 13, 2018 by Hailey in category Uncategorized

2 thoughts on “The Good Stuff (says Mr. Green)

  1. Bela

    I agree that people often think that when we state facts we are just beating ourselves up, but I also think that we should be a bit more positive about the way we say things.

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  2. Katherine

    I love the quote used in the picture!And I really liked how you talked about just trying to state the facts!

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