I don’t know much about people in this class. I think we all see the outward appearance of everyone and maybe assume things about them that most of the time it isn’t true. Everyone has a different story. We need to all take time to get to know one another and once we do that we may notice a lot of us have a similar story. A lot
There’s a lot of thing’s I could really work on but I think I need to work on reading more books. I’ve finished two books this year and I really want to read at least one or two more books before the year is over. First I will find some really good books that I think I would like. Next I’ll try to make time to read outside of English class. I go to my cabin a lot on the weekends and so that would be a good time to read. Last I will actually read the books! Hopefully I can finish my goal!
There’s many qualities a great person has. Some I’ve noticed are treating everyone the way you would want to be treated. This is something Atticus does really well in how to kill a mocking bird. In the poem we read I really liked how it said “If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you.” That means even when someone tells you that you can’t do it or you wont be able to do it well that you over look that. Also in the poem it says “If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue.” That means you can talk with anyone even if they’re not your friends and you still act the same around them.
To kill a mocking bird is mostly about 2 kids (scout and jem) and their dad (atticus) that live in Alabama along with their friend dill. The book talks a lot about what life is like in their town Maycomb. Their neighbor Boo Radley plays a big part as well as the trial. It starts off by saying “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother jem got his arm badly broken.” It gets complicated because I didn’t see how boo and the trial and the dog really had to do with each other. I think when the book was new more people probably understood it more than we do now. I think the book does not live up to it’s reputation it was kinda confusing. I do think for a book that old it’s pretty good. I would recommend the book to really anyone who enjoys reading.
I think the movie and the book are almost two different things. The film did get the main characters and the basic idea. It strengthen the story by keeping the most important stuff. I don’t have a favorite part but I think they could’ve done a better job on when jem and scout are walking and bob ewell attacks them. The biggest thing that was left out was when Mrs. Maudie’s house catches on fire. I would recommend the film to my grandpa because he’s pretty old and would enjoy a black and white film.
I chose the phrase “Don’t fool yourselves–it’s all adding up and one of these days we’re going to pay the bill for it” To me it means the way most white people are treating black people its gonna finally catch up to them and it’ll be white people’s turns for what they did. Atticus also mentions right after he said that “and I hope it doesn’t happen in your lifetime. Atticus and his kids treat black people like everybody else and so he’s hoping his kids wont have to pay the price for something someone else did. He knows at some point something will have to change.
When I think of someone that has a lot of courage I think of the movie the goonies lol. Let’s say for example a friend of mine has to do something and it requires a lot of courage and they need someone to help them get enough courage to do it. The goonies would say, “Don’t doubt yourself go have an adventure. Think about what you’ll get in the end. It’ll be something you’ll talk about forever.” I chose the goonies as a group of people with a lot of courage because they could’ve given up and went back home but they didn’t and it’s one of my favorite movies!
I think courage is doing something you wouldn’t normally be comfortable doing but you do it anyway because you know its the right thing to do. Like in the book Atticus has Jem go read to Mrs. Dubose even though Jem really didn’t want to. It was the nice thing to do. I also think Atticus has a lot of courage to defend the black man even though almost the whole town doesn’t agree with it. In the book it also says instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. He’s saying having courage isn’t only fighting it’s doing other things as well.
I feel like if Atticus feels it would be the “right” thing to do to defend the case then he should do it even if he’s gonna loose. If it truly isn’t the black man’s fault then Atticus should sacrifice nearly anything for what he believes in. I think that is Atticus is willing to risk his reputation and reputation of his family to defend the black man then it shows how caring and strong Atticus is. I think if it’s morally the right thing to do then Atticus should risk his family. I really like how Atticus doesn’t care what others think as long as he’s doing the right thing nothing else matters.
The book isn’t a bad book but not a super great one either. I’ve read better books and so I’m kinda wondering what about the book is so great to make everyone is the U.S. read it. I do like how the book is somewhat realistic. I think something will happen with Boo later on in the book that’s like really good and whatever that is makes the book a whole lot better. Right now in the book I don’t think it lives up to the hype. Nothing too exciting has happened. I expect to actually see what boo looks like later on in the book.
In the book I think what Atticus means by you should climb into other people’s skin is not literally climbing into their skin but sincerely understanding and feeling the same way someone else does. Not only will this help Scout get along with others but I think it’s a good message for all of us. It will help scout get along with others when she starts actually understanding others and not judging them before she knows their situation. Sometimes I see somebody I don’t even know and judge tthem but I have to remember I don’t know their situation maybe their going through a hard time. But when I take the time to get to know them and walk in their shoes and get a feel for how they feel I end up making a new friend. I think if we all took the time to walk in the shoes of someone else we could make new friends.
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