WARNING, THIS CONTAINES SPOILERS UP TO CHAPTER 24 OF:
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
I did not post an update last week because the chapters from 10-15 did not open up that much conversation. I feel like everything that happened in those chapters where only for character development and added nothing to the main story line. This does not make it boring, or un-entertaining. But even if I tried I would not be able to think of anything to write. This is also only my opinion.
Now that that is out of the way… Time for spoilers.
I really enjoyed chapters 15-24, Everything seemed to happen in these chapters and chapter 23 ended in a perfect cliff-hanger. No new characters have been introduced that I can remember. The court case happened and Atticus presented evidence that could not be argued with. There was no evidence that Tom Robinson even did the crime but they still convicted him guilty.
I could see this coming, It has been foreshadowed multiple times in the book, Reverend Sykes said once that not once has a black man won in court.
Also sense the last meeting I have watched the move based on this book in class, So I already know a bit of what will happen in the next few chapters.
Anyways . Thanks for reading this update/post 🙂
THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS UP TO CHAPTER 11 OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
I wanted to post this on Friday like my last post, But I wanted to wait until the online fishbowl was over.
My thesis for the fishbowl was:
” I believe that the dog represents the people who have been convicted in court. Even if they where innocent. And that Atticus has a big part in either proving them guilty or innocent. But in the end he still does not have a choice in deciding if a person is guilty or not. He still has to shoot the dog.”
(I copied this strait from the online fishbowl.)
My opinion has not changed much after the fishbowls. I still believe that the dog represented innocence even though he appears to be a danger. I am not saying the dog was not going to hurt anybody, But nothing can prove that it was going to hurt anybody either. He was convicted guilty and shot before it was given a chance to prove itself innocent. And Atticus had no choice afterwords.
I have not been given permission to quote anybody else in the fishbowl, so I won’t for now. If I am given permission I will expand on this more.
Thank you for reading!
TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD SPOILERS
Write about one important occurrence/person came to light in this chapter, quote one thought-provoking passage, and one question that came to mind.
One person that came to light in the first chapter is Charles Baker Harris. He is introduced so early in the story it makes him feel like a main character. This moment also revealed the ages of the main characters. One of the first things he said was “I can read”. Jem thought that Charles was about four and a half. Charles is really going on seven, but this still got me wondering at what age did people start reading back when this book was written. I could not find any articles online that answered this question, but I assume that they learned to read a bit earlier than we do now.
What did the first sentence of the book make you feel/think?
I usually like it when a story begins with an a description or a current action. The first sentence of this novel tells about a past action that would make people think that the story will take a while to start moving. It makes someone think that the next few paragraphs will be a long boring backstory. I would have liked it If they had worded the introduction better.
Find a single significant detail in your novel. Look for a specific passage, a pivotal event, or an important symbol. Find something that grabs your interest and that you want to examine carefully. For your blog post, investigate your detail completely–Make it your own. Learn everything you can about it. Why is it there in the story? How does it relate to the particular scene in the novel? How is it important to the overall theme or plot? Write a blog post that explains your personal search to understand the detail, beginning from the moment that the detail grabbed you and working toward your analysis of details and its relationship to the novel.
THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS UP TO CHAPTER 6 OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
It is well known that To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about racism. While I was reading the book, I noticed that when the narrator mentioned Walter Cunningham and Borrus Ewell they sounded a bit lower than the main characters. At this point in the story there are a few main classes of people (I would call them “groups” or families”); the Cunninghams , the Ewells, and the Radlys. There are probably a lot more as the story continues. Each one of them is described in the story in a way that makes them sound worse than the regular people. When I say “regular people” I mean the majority of the people, the main character for example. The Cunninghams are poor, and the Ewells don’t obey the rules. Nothing is said bad about the anyone else except for the Radlys. There are multiple bad rumors about the Radlys. Arthur Radly, also known as Boo Radly, is rumored to walk around at night eating cats. This is significant to the storyline because it shows some stereotype and prejudice. Adding stereotypes makes the plot more noticeable; if it where not for this moment I do not think there would be a strong enough plot in the story.