The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” is about a family. But mostly it is about a brother and sister and the adventures that they go on together. They also meet this kid named dill and become friends with him and they all go on adventures and share the same interests and are curious about there neighbor down the street. They also get very interested about the brother and sisters fathers trial. The kids names were Jem and Scout, their fathers name was Atticus. The man that Atticus is defending name is Tom Robinson. If you want to know more go ahead and read the book.
The movie and the book are very alike in my opinion. There is points where something that wasn’t in the book happened but it doesn’t happen very often. I liked the movie more then the book. I liked the movie more because it put an image in my head for what Atticus looked like, and what Scout and Jem looked like. It just made it a lot easier for me. But the book was still really good and if you are going to watch the movie I would recommend reading the book first so that the movie makes sense.
“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get a long together? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?” What this quote is saying is that, why can’t everybody just get a long we are all human beings. Everyone on this earth is just about the same on this earth, except for the color of there skin, and does that have to make such a big difference in our lives? Do they not deserve the same rights just cause they are a different color? No they deserve everything that everyone else has.
Martin Luther King was a man that had no fear whatsoever. He was always trying to give blacks there freedom. When he was trying to do this he put himself and lots of others in bad situations that could hurt themselves or possible have been killed. Never the less he pushed forward until he had achieved his goal of getting there freedom. He later on would achieve and get him and blacks rights that they had never had in America. He was killed a little bit after that but although he had died he had showed courage to everyone that had known him.
Towards the end of chapter 11 in the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” there is a part that talks about what real courage is and how it is when you say something and you won’t stop working until you have finished and done what you said you would do. Sometimes you still won’t be able to finish it but no matter what you keep working for it. The definition of courage to me is when you believe in your heart and mind that you will be able to do something even if it sounds hard. This example from the book relates to me cause i have to have courage in my basketball games.
What is the point of trying to achieve something that you know you will not be able to achieve? The point is because that can improve how you are seen by other people, maybe before you did this certain thing everyone thought of you as if you were a weird nobody but after say you tried to do good on a math test and math is your worst subject people see that you are willing to try and won’t give up on things. I think that we all need to try with everything we do even if we don’t want to do it or we think we will fail, it never hurts to try.
So far we have read seven chapters and there has been lots of things that have happened in the book. In my opinion this book isn’t my favorite but a couple things that I do like is, it keeps me asking questions. What I mean by that is i’m always wondering about what is going to happen next, or, why did they do this or why did they do that. But overall I don’t think that this book is living up to all of the hype that Mr. Green had talked about. I have read lots of books that I like more then this one that we have been reading.
What does it mean to climb into other peoples skin? What I think this means is before you can judge and not like someone you have to know what they are going through. If you don’t know what someone is going through and you judge them it can be kinda rude, first because there family could be very poor and not doing well and they have no choice in how they live. Also, what if they recently lost somebody very special to them and are going through a hard time and you judging them just makes it worse. Before you judge somebody get to know them and find out what they are like.
What is empathy? What I think empathy means is you know what somebody is going through and so you feel what they are going through the good and the bad. I think that lots of people need this. It can help them through some of there hard times and make them feel like they aren’t alone and that they can be helped. I have experienced empathy is, when i had lots of missing work last semester my parents were pretty mad, but my sister knew how I felt and so she helped me a lot with getting all of my work done and turning it all in.
During the first semester I didn’t really feel like i did anything very well but if i had to choose it would be annotation and response. I struggled with my essays and then also listening and turning things in on time. I struggled with because I had a hard time finding out what I wanted to write about. Also with turning things in I just need to remember to turn things in and get them done right after school. My goal for this semester are to be able to finish things more on time then last semester. I’m going to get better at this by finishing things right as I get home.
In the world there is a process in which things happen. we call that the design process. Lots of people use this way process to make there products. This week me and my group used it to help tell people about the poem, “We Wear The Mask.” My group and I made a and also had a presentation to give the information to all of our classmates. We use this process in English cause it can help us break down an essay or poem and find all the main points of them. Also it can help us find who we are going to write our essays to.