Journal #2 Lacen Vandenberg Pages read since last journal:42 Pages four quarter:47 I am reading To kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee I am on page 35. This book is about a girl named scout who starts school in the south in a town named Maycomb. In this journal I will be predicting and evaluating. G- I predict that the children will not meet boo Y- fear him R- acts scary - He was in a “gang” - He stabbed his dad with scissors - He committed crimes R- looks scary -
In this journal I will be questioning and predicting G I predict the kids will not meet boo Y Boo is locked up R never comes out R does everything at home R cut his dad with scissors Y Kids are scared of Boo R stories of the house R stories about his terroristic doings R hesitant to go touch his house G The kids will not meet Boo most likely because both he is locked up and he is also scary and intimidating. As I am reading this story, I question what is going on with the character Boo Radley.
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and I am on page 42. This book is about a girl named scout and, her brother Jem. Scout and friends have trouble with everyone in the town especially Boo Radley. In this journal I will be predicting and evaluating.
After getting in trouble for typical rebellious adolescent behavior, Boo Radley has rarely been seen outside of his house. The mystery surrounding him makes others in the town intrigued about the “malevolent phantom” that “went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows” (Lee 10-11). Due to a combination of children’s imaginations and the variety of rumors spread throughout the town, people assumed Boo Radley was “about six-and-a-half feet tall” with “a long jagged scar that ran across his face” and “what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time” (Lee 16). The people of Maycomb were not accustomed to people who differed from them in any way and any minor difference could make them an outcast. When “The shutters and doors of the Radley house were closed on Sundays, another thing alien to Maycomb’s ways”, it was recognized as unusual and it further enhanced the beliefs that Boo Radley was a ‘monster’.
The kids claimed he was a monster because he never came outside and by the stories that they heard, He was the one who left gifts in the big tree outside their Radley house for Jem and Scout. He saves Jem and Scout from the attack by Bob Ewell. Jem says “Boo Radley doesn’t mean anybody any harm, but i’m glad you’re along” (341). He said this because Scout said the Radley house was scary. Boo Radley was locked in a basement, and outside under the porch outside because when he was younger he used to sit under the table and try to cut his family with scissors.
To them, so much as entering the front yard of the Radley house is a terrifying feat. At this time, the children do not understand Boo’s situation, as they have yet to meet him and know little about him apart from the stories. As the book progresses, the children’s fear morphs into curiosity. They want nothing more than to catch a glimpse
He then tells Scout that, ”Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time because he wants to stay inside,”(304). As he is beginning to recognize all the evil and wickedness in the world, he becomes aware that that is why Boo Radley never comes out. It’s not because anyone is holding him there; why would anyone want to go outside when there is all of
Actually just about anything that went wrong in Maycomb was falsely traced back to Boo. All the children in the town are afraid of him and the adults likewise, so much so that the children would run past the Radley's house every day and wouldn't even attempt to retrieve a ball that ventured into the Radley's yard. Rumors swirled around the schoolyard that if you ate a pecan fallen from the Radley's tree you would surely die. Though Jem and Scout had never laid eyes on him they were mortified and a bit curious of Boo's existence, and their young imaginative minds fueled their fear. "
Under our justice system, all citizens are treated fairly in our courts of law. This statement is completely false. Black people, hispanic people, they don 't have the same chances, the same opportunities as white people. Even nowadays, if a hispanic person is convicted of a crime, then the news shows horrible pictures of them, shows them dressed like gangsters, makes them look intimidating, and even though that’s “just the media” it’s stereotypical, and racist. If in the Trayvon Martin Case, they had showed pictures of Trayvon that were current, the public would’ve thought a lot different, he wasn’t a cute little 14 year old.
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.
I am reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and I am on page 84. This book is about Jem and Scout Finch. Jem and Scout who are trying to sneak a note into the Radley’s place, but get caught and get into trouble. Jem and Scout also learn valuable lessons in this chapter. It’s also based on how Atticus treats people like Jem, Scout, Calpurnia, and the Cunninghams.
This family isn’t treated fairly because of the gossip which has been spread about them. Boo (formally Arthur) Radley is thought to be a terrible man who sneaks around at night, looking in neighbor’s windows, spying on everyone. Every crime committed in Maycomb is said to be Boo’s work. “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows…”
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I finished the book. The story is about three children that spend the summer together in Maycomb County, Alabama. The names of the children are Jem, Dill, and Scout whose age’s ranges from seven to ten in their first summer of the book. As the book moves on, they learn about the neighborhood legend that lives next to them, Boo Radley. As a young adolescent, Boo was in a gang, and their gang once got in trouble, and they were sentenced to go to jail.