Journal Entries On To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Journal #2 I am reading To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee and I am on page 42. So far this book is about a family that lives during the Great Depression. Jem and Scout are the kids and they are starting school. Scout has a bad first day. We also meet the Ewell family. The Ewells are a family who does not follow the rules. In this journal, I am going to be predicting and evaluating. G- I predict the kids will not meet Boo Y- the kids fear him R- He is scary looking - Scar - Bloody Hands - He drools and his eyes pop out R- His actions- what they hear - The scissors - The gang - He is blamed for all the crimes Y- locked in the house R- He never came out - Don’t go to church on Sunday’s - Worship at home - His father walks to town every …show more content…

I think they will not meet Boo because the kids fear him. The kids fear him because he is scary looking. In the book, they describe him as having a long jagged scar that runs across his face. Also, he had bloody hands from the squirrels and cats that he would catch and eat raw. Another way they describe him in the book is that he was drooling and his eyes were popping out all the time. Also, the kids fear him because of what they hear about him. The neighbor lady told the kids that one day Boo was sitting in the living room cutting out scraps from the newspaper when his dad walked by and he stabbed him with the scissors in the leg. Also, Boo Radley was in the only gang that had ever been in Maycomb, Alabama. The gang did very little like going to picture shows and experiment with whiskey, but it was still discussed by the town and people were still scared of them. Because he was associated with this gang in the past, the town blames him for all the bad things that happen to the town. For example, when people’s azaleas froze they said he breathed on them. Or when there were chickens being killed, they immediately accused him. I also predict that the kids will not meet Boo because the people in the town say that he is locked up. I think that he is locked up because he never comes out. Boo and his family don’t go to church on Sunday’s, unlike the rest of Maycomb. They worshiped in their house. If they needed little …show more content…

First, the Ewell family is dirty. They are visibly dirty. In the book, Scout describes him as having a gray neck. This proves how much dirt was coated on him. She said there was about a fist-sized spot on his neck where the dirt was so thick it peeled off. Also, she says that the backs of his hands were also so dirty that it almost looked like they had been rusted. She also described him of having deep black fingernails. His fingernails were full of dirt. Another reason I characterized the Ewell family as being dirty is because of the cootie incident. The cootie incident was when Burris came to school and there were cooties crawling about in his hair. The whole class freaked out and Miss Caroline told him to go home and wash his hair with lye soap and kerosene. Burris’ reaction was to just pick it out of his hair and squished it. Next, I characterized the Ewells as being rude. They are rude when they go to school. All of the Ewell kids go to school only on the first day so they can be on the roster and then be marked absent for the rest of the year. Also in class on the first day of school Miss Caroline told Burris he couldn’t leave and to take a seat, so Burris got angry and called Miss Caroline very mean names and just walked out of the classroom. None of the Ewells listen to what any of the laws or teachers say to them they just do whatever they want. The dad of the family may even be

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