In “To Kill A Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee there is a quote by Atticus that says, “Don’t fool yourselves–it’s all adding up and one of these days we’re going to pay the bill for it.” I feel like this can be used for a lot of different things. It’s kind of like karma, if you do good stuff good stuff will happen to you, and if you do bad stuff bad stuff will happen to you. Eventually everything you deserve will come to you, whether it be good or bad, and that all depends on how you act.
I chose my Grandpa.
There have been many times in my life where I have had to make a decision between right or wrong. Most of the times nobody would even know about my decision, and I could have easily gotten away with making the bad one. There wouldn’t be any reward for choosing the good one so what was even the point. But I always made the right choice. I always stayed true to myself and knew that choosing the bad option would not help to make me a better person. It wouldn’t make me feel good. It had no good benefits whatsoever. So, even if I was the only one who would ever know what choice I had made, I would always choose the right.
When Atticus says that Mr. Cunningham is basically a good man with some blind spots just like the rest of us. I personally think that if you go out with a group of people with the intention to literally kill a man for no good reason, whether or not you go through with it, I don’t think your a good man. I understand if you kill somebody who has your family at gun point or something. But if you go out of our way to kill somebody just because they are black, I don’t think that you are even allowed to call yourself a good person anymore.
On the Monday we had a substitute teacher. Due to the fact that I am writing this blog post means that it did not go very well. The sub seemed super chill and not very serious and I think that most of the students could tell that she would be easy to push around. Some students were playing music that does not quite fit in with the classroom environment. I personally, feel like I did pretty good. I didn’t quite understand the character belief windows assignment that we were supposed to do but I got some work done. The worst thing that I did was probably using the table as a foot rest, but the sub didn’t say anything so I didn’t think much of it.
I think that the definition of courage is standing up for what you believe in, and standing up for those people who can’t stand up for themselves. Defending the weak. Bravery. In the book Jem thinks that “real courage” is a man with a gun in his hands. someone who intimidates others into doing what they want. Atticus wants Jem to know that “real courage’ isn’t a man with a gun. He wants Jem to know that you don’t need a gun to be courageous, that courage is the ability to stand up to others and protect those who can’t protect themselves.