Well the first thing that came to mind about what i dont know about someone is what their underwear color is. I have no idea why i thought of this but it just came to my mind. Some other things that i wouldn’t know about people in this class is what their middle name is and why they were named the name they have now. Another thing i wouldn’t know about people in this class is what their moms middle name is. Again i have no idea why i thought of all this stuff it just came to my really strange mind.
This term was my best term I’ve ever had in English this year! I was really proud of myself for going the next level and getting an A! Well technically it was an A- but i am still very proud of that. This next term my goal is to get a legitimate A. In order to get an A this term I am going to look at the success criteria and do the work needed to get a 4. Whenever I get an assignment I am going to make sure that I try and get that assignment in at least two days earlier. I am very thankful for Mr. Green and his teaching methods.
The first person that comes to mind that is very courageous is my uncle Chris. He has been through a lot of crap in his life but he still is able to be courageous with almost about everything. My favorite act of courage my uncle did was to be positive no matter what. I really like that because a lot of the time it is hard to be positive even though like can be crappy. Another example of someone that is courageous is my brother Caleb. I really feel like he is courageous because of all the service he does all the time.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is a great book to read for teenagers in this day of age. I sorta enjoyed it but not as much as some other books. I feel like it had a great impact on me because of Atticus’ quote “Sometimes you need to just get in their skin and walk around in it.” I really think this quote can help our day of age because us teenagers need to work on not being quick to judge. I personally have learned that I need to do as Atticus says and I have been trying harder at not be quick to judge other people.
To Kill a Mockingbird the movie is a pretty good movie for how old and long and slow and boring it is. I really like watching movies before i read the book because it helps me get more into the book, like being able to visualize the characters doing the stuff they do. If i had to compare the book to the movie, like always the book is wayyyyyyyy better. I think this because the movie left out a lot of detail on what happened in the book. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read this book and to watch this movie.
In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” a two characters named Miss Maudie and Atticus Finch are talking about racism. Atticus is a lawyer and has taken a case for a black guy named Tom Robinson. As they talk about racism Miss Maudie brings up the case Atticus is doing and she says “We’re making a step– it’s just a baby step, nut it’s still a step.” Miss Maudie is talking about how racism in Maycomb County is getting better even though it’s just a baby step. In our world today we need to focus on what Miss Maudie said about steps, even if it as nothing to do with racism. It can be about anything really. But if we all would have the mindset of Miss Maudie we would be proud of the little things making the world a better place.
I think that when Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose it took courage because he is scared of her and courage is when you either face your fears or stand up for what’s right. This is why Atticus told Jem that real courage is to go and read to Mrs. Dubose. I think it was very courageous of Jem to go and read to her. A great example of courage is in star wars when luke went to face on darth vader and then got his arm cut off and realized that his father is a really bad guy.
I really do think it is always good to be persistent and when you start something you gotta finish it. My father always tells me what you put in is what you get out. I really like this reference because it is very true. For instance, if i were to join a club at the high school and i really wanted to get in. If i go up them to ask and they say no then ill never get in. but if i were to try again but come with background about me and why i should be in this club then i would most likely get in. This relates to Atticus because i think he is going to win this case because he is actually putting time and effort into it and giving up a lot.
I have actually really liked the book so far! I really like each one of the characters and how they are all really different from each other. I also really like how the book gives a lot of background about each of the characters, especially Boo Radly. I quite enjoy his story of him stabbing his dad with scissors and not really caring about it. I also like how the kids like to act out or make up the story of him and all the neighbors can tell that they are acting out the story of Boo Radly. My favorite character in the book so far would definitely be Boo.
What does it mean ‘to climb into an other persons skin”? This phrase is used in the book ”To Kill a Mocking bird” when atticus is talking to scout and scout is mad because she doesn’t like school. Atticus then says to scout “Sometimes you need to climb into someone else’s skin.” I think this might be about perspective. Like in the article we read and annotated as a class about belief windows. A belief window is the point of view of a specific person, or in other words how people see things differently. Atticus is trying to tell scout to try and change her point of view on people.
What is empathy? Empathy is a way of showing how you feel. For instance, if Billy and Susie had feelings of love towards another. If Billy were to tell Susie that he loved her, Susie would you empathy to show that she loves him too. So I am basically saying that empathy is a way of showing how you feel for someone else. Whether it was a good thing or even a bad thing. A bad or mean way of showing empathy is saying you very dislike a person and they say the same thing right back into your face.