To Kill A Mockingbird Personal Response

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a great American classic about the coming of age of Scout Finch. Through her and her friends, we learn about life in the 1930s in the Deep South, and most importantly, the trial of a innocent black man, Tom Robinson, accused of rape. This trial tells stories of prejudice, unity, and mob mentality. However, one of the significant themes, don 't assume something about someone, truly related to me. Scout, Jem, and Dill 's assumptions about Boo Ridley was similar to my skewed assumptions about Mr. Cash. Ever since I attended PDS in 6th grade, I 've heard mysterious stories about him. Stories that depicted him as a stern high school math teacher that ruled his classrooms with an iron fist. I 've always thought…show more content…
They heard about "...a malevolent phantom.", that "People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows. When people 's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work." For the children, Boo Ridley became a legend about a terrifying monster that never left house. They conversed among themselves about the "monster",and the two boys even acted out Boo 's untrue history. They 've heard simply untrue rumors about Boo Radley, just like how I heard rumors about Mr. Cash. However, as they grew older and the story progressed towards the trial, Boo Radley was no longer on the minds of the children. But towards the end, Boo reemerges as hero that saves Jem and Scout. It was Boo Radley that stabbed Bob Ewell and protected the children from Bob 's murderous intents. From that point on, Scout and Jem realized Boo is actually not the monster they thought he was, like how I thought about Mr. Cash before really knowing him well. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel that explores many important themes. Scout, Jem, and Dill 's assumptions about Boo Radley related to my own experience of don 't assume someone before knowing them. I 've learned that not all people appear how they look, and one has to talk to them and interact with them to know who they truly
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