To Kill A Mockingbird Dialectical Journal

1094 Words5 Pages

In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. In a small town where everybody knows everything about everyone. Including the mysterious, creepy house three doors south of Scout and Jem’s home. This is where Boo Radley lives; he is a man who killed his father by stabbing him with a pair of sissors. People around Maycomb say Boo exists, but Scout and Jem have never seen him before. Threw out this journal I will be predicting how Scout and Jem will not meet Boo Radley. I will also be characterizing the Ewell family.There are several reasons I believe Scout and Jem are too scared and will not meet Boo Radley. First off Lee page, 10-11 “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom… and no questions asked” From …show more content…

My second evidence from the book Lee page, 16 “ Ain’t you ever waked up at night and heard him… gone by the time Atticus got there” From this short paragraph you can tell that the kids know to lock up the house well at night; just in case Boo decides to take a walk around town. Jem also claims that his tracks where in his backyard and Boo was scratching on his back screen door. You can also see from this that Jem got frighten, because he got Atticus but by that time Boo was gone. My Final reason why Scout and Jem are to scared is Lee page, 31 “Reckon I have…Walter and I walked beside him” You can tell that Jem has heard this story before, but did not know anyone that it actually happened to until Walter told him. It also states in the book “Jem seemed to have a little fear of Boo Radley now that Walter and I walked beside him.” Another main point I believe the kids will not meet Boo, is I have that Boo is locked up evidence from the book. To begin with Lee page, 10 “ People said he excited, but Jem and I had never seen him” From this sentence you can tell that Boo Radley has been around before and he has been around before Scout and Jem were even …show more content…

Threw out this journal Burris Ewell can be described in two ways, snotty and filthy. To begin with Lee page, 36 “One of the elderly members of the class answered her…absent for the rest of the year” From this you can see Burris has a big family and several siblings that are also stuck up. You can also see that their family gets into trouble quite a bit, because the truant lady threatens them with the sheriff. Another reason you can tell Burris is a little snot is Lee page, 36 “Miss Caroline said…You try and make me, missus” From this you can see Burris has a little bit of an attitude towards the teacher when he says Lee page, 36 “You try and make me, missus.” You could also infer that the Ewell children usual get what they want and do not get told what to do. My final reason Burris is a snotty child is Lee page, 37 “If you don’t I’ll call the…shuffled out of the building” You can see from this paragraph Burris does not like to be told what to do, he likes to do what he wants. Also you can see Burris has some sass when he snorts and talks back to Miss. Caroline. Another way Burris Ewell can be characterized as filthy. First off Lee page, 35 “The boy stood up…done my time for this year” You can see that Burris is one dirty

Open Document