To Kill A Mockingbird Review

The book was alright in my opinion it could’ve been better if it would have been a little bit more transparent, but then again, if it were to be more transparent it could’ve also been a little bit too bland causing it to lose some of it’s meaning the author wanted you to figure out. This book had moments where it would make you feel apart of it, like the courthouse scene. In this book it really makes you connect the dots in order to figure out the meaning behind some of the stuff this book talks about or else you will be a little confused why some of the stuff is even in it. I like how this book made it so that there were all different types of emotions throughout the entire book.

The movie was a pretty good visual to show the type of scene when some of the events happened, and the type of facial expressions people had throughout some of the main parts in the story. I personally over exaggerate things in my head when I try to think of the scene and how things happened, so this movie was a good way of clearing up some of my misunderstandings that I experienced throughout this book. Even though the movie had a few points where it was slightly different than the book but it was close enough that it still tied to the same outcome really well.

Good Stuff

The suggestion I decided to choose and write about is the one that says, “We’re making a step.” It’s just a baby-step, but it’s a step.” I feel like this can relate to most anything we talk about. What it says just before this quote in the book it’s talking about how it was no accident that Atticus is the lawyer for Tom Robinson, and that it was no accident that Judge Taylor was appointed this case to judge, and last it says that they were thinking about the case and how it was not possible to win, but then realized that they are making baby-steps at a time. I feel like we all at one point in our life feel like we are making very little progress in something that we are doing. Just like this character in the story we all need to realize that even if we aren’t making much progress, but we are succeeding even just a little, we are making baby-steps and we will be able to get what we need done even if it’s by baby-steps.

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An Authority on Courage – Captain America

I had to choose from lots of really tough decisions, one time I had to chose between the love of my life, or most likely dying crashing a plane into the ocean. No matter the situation, every act shows who you are, and for me I think that the decision shows what type of a person you really are. Represent others, not only yourself because the toughest choices are the best ones to make. Even if the choice isn’t big just think about the outcomes, make sure that people can see your intentions. All I am going to say is, make sure that you think through your decisions, make sure that people don’t misunderstand your actions, and last of all, make sure that you are finding the good out of all the choices, even if you end up choosing the wrong choice. Just choose the right choice, the good thing to do.

Real Courage

I think that this definition of courage is a pretty good way of putting courage, now I don’t necessarily think that you have to be beat to have real courage, but you definitely can have real courage from doing something that is really hard. How I define courage is to do something when you don’t think you can, you don’t want to, or even when there is very little possibility for a good outcome. The way that Atticus defines courage in this chapter is almost the exact way I’d describe courage to someone because it says that courage isn’t someone with a gun, but there are ways that a man with a gun can be courageous, like someone in the army. That is really courageous to go to a different country to go and fight people who want to kill you. The reason why I give that example is because that is a good example of courage with a gun, but like Atticus said, courage doesn’t have to be with a gun.

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Persistence

I honestly don’t know if it’s a good thing that Atticus is doing this. I guess it’s good and also the right thing that he is trying to help someone who is in need of help. For me the best way to decide whether or not I’d do the same or want the same depending on the situation is I’d want someone to help even if it were highly unlikely to win the case. If anyone understands that, what I’m trying to say is that I personally think that it is a good thing, something I’ve heard somewhere before, I don’t remember where, but I heard this,”Persistence is key” I’m sure that out of this bad situation there will be a good outcome somewhere for this charitable act toward the Tom Robinson case. Atticus and his family are just going to have to hold on and try to make the best of this situation

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To Kill a Mocking Bird– So Far

I think this book is a pretty decent book for when it was written, I personally am more into fiction type books or something like that, but this book is better than I thought it was going to be. The book, “Out of the Dust” that I’m reading is really boring because it just talks about dust, and makes everything relate to dust. This book is actual stories and is a lot more entertaining to read. I can definitely see why people really like this book, the first few chapters are boring, not going to lie, but after the author introduces Boo Radley to the story, it gets a whole lot more interesting to read/hear. I honestly think that the only reason why everyone likes this book is because of this Boo Radley character. If you were to have me rate it out of 10, I’d probably rate it an 8.5 just because of the way that this book is written and how the events happen.

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2nd Semester Goals and Aspirations

I feel like what I was best at last semester was getting all of the main stuff completed, I’ll admit, I didn’t finish everything when I was supposed to, but just making sure that I got it done as quickly as possible. I struggled to complete assignments on time, I would always end up finishing it later after the assigned due date. I want to complete all of my assignments on time, and for an overall goal, I want to understand every topic well enough so that I know how to do it throughout my life if I need to. I think that I should have done much better last semester and I just slacked and didn’t really want to do it, but this semester I want to do the best that I can so that I can keep up and not fall behind throughout this next semester.

Design Thinking

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I think that the process for design thinking is pretty good, lots of people if they want to can learn whatever they want, and if the world is getting bigger and better, than we need to do something here and now to get everyone an education so that they will be able to do something in the world. Not just for English, though I think it’s great because if everyone has the ability to right an essay, or be able to express their point of view, they can do something in the world. I hope that more subjects start to do this because it’s a way that can help people later in life because it helps people learn. If everyone in this world can start learning at a younger age, this world is going to get only better, lots of smart people will be coming up every single year.

The Search For The Perfect Book

Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series) by Jack…

The book I found most interesting while scrolling through the books is called, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, the genre is a mystery and autobiographical fiction. It’s about this kid who gets grounded for the summer and he has to go to his neighbors house and he has to help this one old lady with whatever she needs. I like these type of older books because I like to know what it was like in the past, and relate it to now and see what has changed. It also gives me a pretty good idea on what might change in our day to the future. In my opinion these type of  books that takes place awhile back are actually pretty interesting because there are some things you can learn from the past. Reading in general is good because it can answer your questions or you can relate to the stories.

How I Define Equality

Equality is an interesting topic, and can have many different point of views. Here’s how I would define equality, equality is where people have the same rights, we all have the rights to make our own choices. Like if someone wanted to run for mayor, it’s not limited to only the smart people can run, (though they have a higher chance of winning) but everyone can run. Same for sport teams, if you want to tryout for a sports team, you are allowed to tryout. Everyone has equal rights in these type of scenarios. I mean we all have a special feature about ourselves, but that’s what makes you different, not everyone can be the exact same, so I feel like equality is just shown in our actions and our choices. Someone out there can completely think that I’m wrong and say what I wrote isn’t good to show equality, but that’s there choice, they have every right to think that this thing is bad.

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