Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Is This How Scout Should Have Looked?

This is how I pictured Scout to look when I was reading the book! Was anyone else distracted by Scout when you watched the movie? I pictured Scout as this cute little girl, who just wore jeans and wanted to hangout with the boys all the time! I was so mad when I watched the movie and saw that Scout wasn't attractive at all! It was just really hard for me to get used to, because I had pictured Scout looking like this little girl in the picture the whole time I was reading the book, and I guess I just sort of expected Scout to look exactly like I pictured her! Did anyone else picture Scout looking like this girl and not like the actotress that played Scout in the movie?

Monday, April 2, 2007

Is never forever?

"I never saw him again" These five little words on page 278 ended Boo's part in the book and in my opinion, are the saddest five words one could hear. Of course, these words can be the happiest five little words one hears, but now we're getting off track. Now, through out all this blogging I know you have all expressed your opinions about Boo which can be described as no more than the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good being that Boo is just a nice man shut up in his house keeping away from the harsh realities of society, the bad being the fact that Boo was a pedophile, and the ugly just being that Boo was a vampire. We all had harsh judgements about Boo for a while and if you didn't than hooray for you, but I think that the main reason for Boo's character was to show us that one should not make false judgements in the case of rumors. Because you never know if one day you might depend upon them for a job or a favor or in this case your life. So I hope that you guys who think Boo stabbed Ewell, and in no circumstances am I disagreeing with you, know that Boo's heart was only filled with the goodness of saving two innocent kid's lives and not with murdering this man. So to all you people staying up late blogging or being here just for the fun of it is... What do you think Boo did when he went back inside? Even though this is being told from Scout's adult view, do you think Boo and Scout ever crossed paths later? And, what do you think Scout told Jem about Boo?

O NO!!!!!!

Due to my mother finding out about the fun that I have been poking at Beth I will no longer be able to crack jokes at Beths expence. (good thing we are done with the blog)

Beth and Sunjaya's BABY


At first the comparison between Jack Bauer and Atticus sounds silly. One of the reasons that they are alike is because they both think things out before they do anything. Also they are both great with guns. Jack and Atticus are both respected men of there community and share the loss of their lovers. I know that there are tons of differences between them but can you think of the similarities?


With the book and blog done, did you have fun with it? Did you find it a good way to voice your opinion? If not what other suggestions do you have?

Good or Bad?

With the mandatory reading now over I was wondering what my fellow class mates thought of the book. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Scout and the ham

This picture of a ham doesn't look anything like Scout's ham costume, but it reminded me of Scout and the production. Scout ruined the whole production because she balled up her body in the ham costume and decided to take a little snoozer. She was late for coming out on the stage and was unable to perform in the production. Even though the costume was rediculous looking, I guess that was the best that they could get it, and it doesn't change the fact that the ham costume made me hungry when I saw it! I guess thats a plus! Go HAM!

The Fence..

This looked like the fence described in the book when Tom Robinson tried to escape. Because of his arm he was unsuccesful. This fence looks very hard to climb in a certian amount of time with guards ready to shoot at any minute. Do you think Tom Robinson would have escaped if he had two good arms?

Hey You Guys!

Ewell's House

This is sort of what I think that the Ewell's house looks like. It should be really run down and trashy. This house may and probably is a lot nicer than the Ewells house, which tells you how crappy it would look like.

Mr. Raymond, Drunk?

So in reality, Mr. Raymond was not drinking an alcoholic beverage after all. I was not totally shocked, but his reason in acting drunk, and eluding everyone to assume that he was drinking liqueur did surprise me. Of course, I understand exactly what he is going through. I have been doing something similar with my lifestyle, just to cover up the truth. Would you do it? Have you ever done it?


overall, the book was sort of interesting, and it had some good parts. it really captured the whole lifestyle and feel of the era. it provoked some thought about rascism and in my opinion really pushed the boundaries of rascism when it was written. do you think this book is a classic that will live on for all time?

If Boo Didn't Find Jesus


I believe that Boo Radley is the one that drove the knife up Ewell's ribcage. It only makes sense! He saw the struggle outside and grabbed a steak knife and did away with Mr. Ewell. Do you think that Boo Radley killed the attacker, or did he himself in a drunken mess fall on his own weapon?

The Truth Behind TKMB

Lost Details

I realized, as we were watching the movie, that there were lots of details left out of the film! For example, did Maudie's house ever burn down? And what happened to Dill's explanation of Jem's pants being lost playing poker? Also, for all we've been discussing it, they left out the childhood romantics of Dill and Scout! I know that the movie couldn't run six hours long, but I felt like they might have cut out too many details! What do you think?

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Good Ole Dill

I really like Dill's character and how he came and went from Maycomb every summer. However, I would have liked to hear from him a little more often. I enjoyed how Harper Lee used children (Jem, Scout, and Dill) in the book and the movie to tell the story, especially Scout in the book abviously. Although I really would have liked to see and haer more from Dill. There are a lot of situations that come to mind, but in particular I think of the scene when the three kids are trying to get a look at Boo Radley, and the whole time its just Jem and Scout talking to eachother. You all may not agree with me on this, but I think at that point Dill could have just said what Jem said or something just to be more involved. What do you think?

If you could change one thing....

There were a lot of parts in the movie that matched with the book. At the same time, there were a lot of parts that didn't have anything to do with the book. If you could change one thing about the Movie, what would you change?

Friday, March 30, 2007

Crazy Mayella...

WOW...did Mayella bother anyone else in the movie?? This girl reminds me of her....

I couldn't even understand what she was saying because she was screaming and bawling hysterically..I know she is abused but she acts like a crazy person. As far as the difference from the movie and the book, I guess from the book I got that she was very quiet and kept to herself, and I expected that in the movie. But obviously this was not the case...she was just super annoying.

Boo VS. Ewell

If you noticed in the TKMB movie the fight scene between Boo and Ewell wasn't very good. The reason the scene sucked was it isn't the original one. The producers thought the original scene was much to violent so they cut it out, but I found it online. Watch and enjoy.
Boo vs. Ewell

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Concluding...spoiler of some sort

Have you ever heard the phrase, "a good story ends where it begins"? I thought the ending of To Kill a Mockingbird ending brilliantly because it tied up all the loose ends. It ended with the introductory story of how Jem broke his arm. I know some were not fond of the ending because it didn't end with vidication in the literal sense, meaning Tom Robinson did not walk free, but I do believe jusitice was served. I believe Heck Tate's explanation for the simple reason that I want to believe that is what happened. A horrible man got what was coming to him at no individual's expense but his own. I admit that I did not really enjoy To Kill a Mocking Bird when we first began to read it for the fact that it's subject matter is not really an interest of mine, however, I realized how masterfully written it truely is and understand why it is so acclaimed. Yes, it dealt with racial issues in a time when the very phrase "racial issues" meant issue of what to do with all the "dirty negroes", but it also had a certain poetry in its words that leave one fasinated by one little girl's life in a 1930's southern town.

Okay Everyone!

Alright so i made our own personal blog with no rules. But I still need to add everyone as authors so give "Evan" your e-mail addresses so that I can add you and let you post on it. And i better get extra credit for this !

here is a link to our own blog http://honorsenglishii.blogspot.com/

Football Anyone???

"He went out for football, but was too slender and too young yet to do anything but carry the team water buckets. This he did with enthusiasm; most afternoons he was seldom home before dark." Page 242

Ok, so we all know that Jem is trying out for the football team, and we all know that he does not make it, so he is just the water boy. If Jem made the football team, would are picture of Jem change and would the book change? Though, since he was "too slender and too young", would he kept trying out or just be the water boy? Also, if he did play, would he be amazing or just another player?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

scary night!

This picture made me think of what it may have looked like in their neighborhood the night that Jem and Scout were walking home from the pageant. When the book is describing this part in the story it talks about how dark it is and the huge tree. Also it mentions that the road is nearby because Jem trys to drag Scout out onto the road. The houses nearby in the photo made me picture their neighborhood and Boo Radley's house that was near because he was able to save Jem and Scout's lives. Other then the fact the picture in more in present times is that what anyone else pictured the night of the "attack" like?...

similarity in the news...

Recently on the news there was a story about a man in Nicaragua who was convicted with rape. When I saw this it seemed like there was somewhat of a connection to his conviction and that of Tom Robinson's in the book. I wondered if the man in Nicaragua was convicted of rape because he was a white guy coming into a whole different country and race. In both cases there was valid proof that neither of them commited the crime and yet seemed they were convicted because of their race. Here is a link of the full story of the man in Nicaragua, and I didn't know if anyone else thought there could be a connection between the two stories?...


Mr. Ewell

I think that this is a good representation of Mr. Ewell. I see him as a backwoods kind of Deliverance type character. When I see him in the movie or read about him in the book i hear the dueling banjos song. "...a little bantam cock of a man rose and strutted to the stand. ...he had no chin to speakof it all just seemed to be a part of his creepy neck."(170).

Jem and Scout

I think that the characters Jem and Scout were portrayed perfectly in the movie. Jem with his southern accent , always trying to be the leader, and always telling Scout what is right and wrong. Scout with her tomboy haircut, overalls, annoying southern accent, and always asking question. What is your opinion on how they were portrayed?

Atticus! Atticus! Barely Even Human!

Atticus displays many qualities that are very hard for most humans to grasp. It is our human nature to get hot-headed whenever something does not go our way. He, on the other hand, stays calm through out the whole trial. What do you think? Could you stay calm if something this disappointing happened to you?

Beth and Sanjaya are getting married!

This is a picture of Beth's future husband.
(how is he still on anyway)

Jem Finch (This guy's a stud)

This guy totally reminds me of Jem in the book and the movie. This guy seems like he his a little athletic and likes to have fun. Those are the main characteristics that come into my head when I think of Jem Finch. What do you think about this picture of Jem?

Mayella and her "injuries"

"Found her lying on the floor in the middle of the front room, one on the right as you go in. She was pretty well beat up, but I heaved her to her feet and she washed her face in a bucket in the corner and she said she was all right."
This is how I actually picture Mayella's injuries. I don't think she really had any real injuries, and there is no proof of injuries in the trial. I think, like in the picture, that she may have had some injuries, but I think they were all part of an act. In the picture, she is showing off her injury like it is a show. I think Mayellas injuries are all apart of a show, the Mr. Ewell is putting on. I think he created the whole story of Tom raping his little girl, because he is a racist pig. I think he actually is the one who would rape his daughter not Tom. What do you think?

Scout..... Tomboy or maybe more?

Scout- Is she just a simple country girl enjoying simple country things? Or is she like our favorite "girl" from the Peanuts, Peppermint Patty. I think soon Scout will have her own lady friend that will follow her around and call her "Sir". Coincidence i think not! Why is it necessary for her to act like that I mean seriously, she is more manly than Dill is.

The Talented Mr. Raymond

"Here," he said, offering Dill his paper sack with the straws in it. "Take a good sip, it'll quieten you." Dill sucked on the straws, smiled, and pulled at length. "Hee hee," said Mr. Raymond, evidently taking delight in corrupting a child. "Dill ,you watch out, now," I warned. Dill released the straws and grinned. "Scout, it's nothing but Coca-Cola." (pg 200)


"A young girl walked to the witness stand." "...she seemed somehow fragile-looking, but when she sat facing us in the witness chair she became what she was, a thick-bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labor." "Mayella looked as if she tried to keep herself clean..."(179)
Elly May from the "Beverly Hillbillies" is considerably similar to Mayella. They both try and take care of themselves a little bit better than the rest of their family. They also would appear fragile at first but actually have a lot of strength and are hard working.

Dill is so annoying!

Dill is the most annoying character in this book. He is a baby, and cries about everything. Scout has to take care of him most of the time... it is ridiculous!

Not what I Expected

In the book, everytime that Dill was mentioned I thought more of sophisticated boy that didn't really fully engage in the activities that Jem and Scout chose to participate in. However, in the movie, it seemed like he was all for anything the other two wanted to do, and even had a few of his own ideas. That jus wasn't the way I pictured him. I also thought is was a little strange that when Dill left until next summer, all he said was just a simple "bye...see ya next summer". What do you think?

Dill in the movie

In the movie, Dill is nothing like I expected him to look like. In the book he has snow white hair, but in the movie he had brown hair. So, when I saw Dill for the first time, I expected him to be a cute little boy with really blonde hair. I was also wrong about him being cute. In the book it also talks about how he won a cutest kid contest, so I expected him to be really cute. However, he was kind of goofy looking in the movie. The whole movie is pretty different than the book. The movie skips a lot of stuff and goes in a different order than the book. Do you like the movie and do you think it is an accurate depiction of the book?

Mr. Cunninghams Jury Contributions

Do you think that the fact that Mr. Cunningham respects Atticus influenced his decision in the jury, or do you actually think he thought Tom Robinson was innocent, and wrongly accused because of his race?


I finished this book several days ago. I don't know if anyone else has, but if you have...what do you think the major themes are? Obviously, prejudice and learning not to judge people before you know them...but do you think there are others? How do they appear at different points in the story?

Mr. Raymond--Jack Black

I think that Mr. Raymond is a lot like Hal in Shallow Hal. Mr. Raymond is a unprejudiced man living in a world where prejudice is the way of life. He sees that the black people are good people, even though they are different colors. Hal sees that on the inside, a woman considered unattractive is a beautiful person. However, I think it is wrong for Mr. Raymond to try to convince others his actions are caused by alcohol, instead he should try to show people that anyone can be a good person, regardless of their color.

Book vs. Movie: Which one wins?

I think that the book is way better than the movie. I think they should have shown how Jem lost his pants and Dill said they had been playing strip poker. I think this would have added a lot of humor and given you something to laugh at. I think that the movie is going really fast through the beginning of the book to get to the big case of Tom Robinson. I liked how the book eased you into Maycomb at first, then it introduced the people so you got to know what everyone was like, then it slowly started talking about the Tom Robinson case getting you used to what you are going to see. However, the movie is rushing you into everything, which would confuse a person if they hadn't read the book. Also, the movie said that an Aunt Stephanie took care of Dill instead of an Aunt Rachel. If you hadn't read the book, do you think you would understand the story characters and all?

What Boo Really Did In His House

After Being Locked Away In The Court House Boo Decided To Learn The Art Of The Ninja

Scout in the movie

I think that Scout's appearance in the movie is way different than I pictured it. I thought she would have blond hair with two pigtails. I didn't think she would have black hair and a bowl cut! What do you think, is the movie accurate on descriptions about the book?

Monday, March 26, 2007

For a brief period of time after learning of Tom Robinson's death, Aunt Alexandra actually let down her well-to-do guard and showed some love and care for her brother, Atticus. She expressed how she disliked to see him pour his whole heart and soul into a case, and then have it all ripped away by prison guards shooting his client. Is Alexandra a nice person on the inside, or was this a temporary moment of insanity on her part?

Finch, Atticus Finch

I find the self conduct of Atticus to be extremely admirable during the court proceedings. He is very courteous and mannerly even in the presence of the lowlife Ewells. Do you think that Atticus is a good example of the Christian man during the period? I admire the fact that he so gallantly defends Tom Robinson, yet maintains the composure of a Southern Saint. What do you think of the way he acts, with his calm disposition and his decent morals in court?

Tommy Boy

When Tom Robinson tried to escape from Jail, was it really a necessity for the prison guards to shoot him 17 times in the back while he tried to climb over the fence? Why did Tom try to escape when he had a fairly good chance of winning his appeal in a higher court? I think that Tom realized he would never get a fair trial in a state as racist as Alabama, and his best chance to get back to his wife and kids was to make a run for it, and flee the state. Still, he should have stopped after the guards fired warning shots at him.

Ewell's Rampage Foreshadowing To The Future

Child Killer love Bob Ewell

Another Touching Moment?

When Dill is upset by the rude interrogation that Mr. Gilmer is giving to Tom, Mr. Raymond is there to calm him. Dill is crying and can't believe the way they talk to him just because he is a colored man. Raymond gives Dill a sip of the mystery beverage in his brown bag, and tells them about the struggles he lives through. What do you think about Mr. Raymond? Do you think he is a smart man, or a man who runs away from his self, by hiding the fact he just chooses to live the way he does? Are the children wrong to have so many preconceived notions about the man, and be skeptical of him?

Is one enough?

There was no real evidence in case of Tom raping Mayella. It was really just a white man's word against a black man's. Even though Tom's verdict was guilty, there was still one person who believed he was an innocent man. This was Mr. Cunningham. My question is this: Do you think that this is a huge stride for black gaining their civel rights, or do you believe that one person just simply is not enough?


After the town Halloween play when Jem ans Scout are walking home, who do you think killed Bob Ewell? Did he land on his own knife when he fell? Did Scout jump on his back and gouge his eyes out? Did Jem take an axe to his spinal cord? Or maybe Nathan Radley came out of nowwhere and made a flying drop kick to Bob Ewell's face and then stab him in the ribcage? Or maybe Tom Robinson tazed Bob abnd then stabbed him? All these are very probable possibilities. You be the judge.

Tom Robinson reminds me of the huge black guy from The Green Mile. Both of them are polite, gentle, and would never hurt anyone, but are punished for crimes they did not commit.

Mr. Link Deas

I think Mr. Link Deas is a good man. He has offered Helen a job so she can take care of her children since Tom is dead...and because he feels sorry for her. It gives her something to think about, something to take her mind off of Tom. She ends up cooking for him. I also thought it was nice that he stood up for her when the Ewell's were giving her crap about taking the public road that ran in front of their house. What do you think The Ewell's are thinking of Mr. Deas now? What about Helen?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

My Reason For Why the Book is What it is.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a great book because it shows the truth of how prejudice was back then and some what today. White v.s. Black was the only thing taught in the little town of Maycomb. It is sad that the parents control the way there children think about black people. I believe Tom Robinson's case was a fluke and everyone should have deemed him the title of not guilty, but when your parents give you hatred toward blacks like they did in Maycomb, its hard to disagree with your lifestyle. That is why a dirty lier like Mr. Ewells rains over a poor helpless black like Tom Robinson. It is not fair for someone so innocent as Tom to be at death row just because his skin color. That is why Harper Lee wrote this, to demonstrate how hard blacks had it in a life of a white man's world.


I was wonder why in chapter 15, when the men were going to go do beat or even kill Tom while he was in jail, Mr. Cunningham decided not to do so. What was he thinking and why did he chang his mind about the matter. I know it has something to do with the fact that Jem, Scout, and Dill were there. I think that when the men went to the jail it was because the got all wound up about the case. Maybe when Mr. Cinningham was listening to Scout he relized that this was not right. The fact that Scout asked about his son helped matters, I think. This part of the book I thought was really interesting......"when I slowly awoke to the fact that I was addressing the entire agregation. The men were all looking at me, some with their mouths half-open. Atticus had stopped poking at Jem: they were standing together besides Dill. Their attention mounted to facination. Atticus's mouth, even, was half-open, an attitude he had once described as uncouth. Our eyes met and he shut it" (pg 154)

Heck Tate

To me, when the author describes Heck Tate while he is in the courtroom, it reminds me of the actor Buddy Ebsen. He just seems more at home in his Beverly Hillbillie decor. "Heck Tate dressed for the occasion.He wor an ordinary business suit, which made him look somehow like every other man: gone were his high boots, lumber jacket, and bullet-studded belt" (166).

Robert Stop It!!

Robert will you please quit putting stuff on the blog that has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOK. And why do you always put that Fletchar did it or maybe you are saying"Hey Fletchar, read this!!!!" Either way it is annoying and you need to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stupid Ending-
I think that the ending was really stupid. It did not really seem like a good ending. I mean I guess Harper Lee did deliever justice with what Mr.Ewell dying and all, but the ending didn't do it for me. What do you think about the ending????

Saturday, March 24, 2007

This has been really bugging me. I do not think that Tom actually just decided to run away while at work the day he died. "They shot him." said Atticus. "He was running......They said he just broke out into a blind raving chrage at the fence and started climbing over. Right in front of them-" ......the guards called him to stop. They fired a few shots in the air, then to kill him.....Seventeen bullet holes in him. They didn't have to shoot him that much." It seems to me that maybe the guards at his work were threatning to kim him since the goverment won't, at least for a while. They may have wanted justice then and there so they said that hey we are going to kill you today, but if you run we might miss. I mean the guy had seventeen bullet holes in him that is a little too much. Two would have done the trick. So that is why I think that Tom was murdered and that his death was NOT a accident.

When I think of Tom Robinson I think of Denzel Washington. I think that it is because that is what I picture him looking like in the book. They both are hard working men and it seems to me that in almost all of Denzel's movies he is the underdog. Tom is the underdog in his case. They never seem to be give up and Tom is going to fight and fight until they force him to stop which is just what Denzel's characters do in his movies.

Friday, March 23, 2007

( just finished my research paper)

Thursday, March 22, 2007


In addition to being a great American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird has inspired traditions all around the south. Being a part of their culture, the south was known for it's hateful racism, and for that reason Harper Lee wrote a book about this period of time in the 1930's. This famous book sparked conflict, yet made it on to tehe big screen. It has now become a yearly tradition, for cities in the south to hold sometimes daily or sometimes yearly plays. This has attracted many tourists over time because of the fact that they would be watch this play where it actually took place. While this has little to do with the book, I thought it would be interesting to learn that many places down south like to keep this story alive. So, I'm asking, if you had a chance to be a part of this play, what character would you choose to play and why?

Judge Taylor

I thought that this was a good representation of Judge Taylor because of the fact that he falls asleep in court. "Judge Taylor was on the bench, looking like a sleepy old shark, his pilot fish writting rapidly below infront of him." (164-165)



A Change in Maycomb?

As I'm sitting here late at night listening to music on youtube, I am trying to think of things to post on this blog. All of the sudden, it hit me. Do you think that the town of Maycomb will change their attitudes about black people? I think they would. I mean, you think with a case like this and how fast they have pointed fingers at Tom, people might think that they have been treating blacks poorly. I actually kind of feel sorry for Mayella. Her father beats and rapes her, and now he is putting her up to this, against her own will. He is forcing her to testify against Tom. I feel really bad for Tom. Her is crippled, has a family to care for, and is being testified by against a family he helped, FOR FREE!!

Me-The Youngsters

During these wee hours of the night, I find myself to be gravitated toward my computer to web-log, or "blog" as the youngsters call it, much like young Jem, Dill, and Scout found themselves attracted to the Radley house. Maybe I sit here because like Jem, Scout, and Dill, I have grown bored with my usual activities and seek another source outside of my comfort zone with which to entertain myself.


The Kansas Jayhawks Basketball team reminds me of Atticus. Atticus doesn't care what anyone says about him, he just goes about his business getting things done the right way. It doesn't matter to him that he is the best shot in Maycomb, but he steps up when his skill is greatly needed. Kansas doesn't need everyone to know they are the best basketball team in the country, they just go out and prove it when the pressure's on. They don't care what people say about them either, proved by much talk that they would lose to another mid-major like Southern Illinois in the NCAA tournament (they won).

Mrs. Dubose and Cheech Marin are both on drugs, and it makes them both act strange.


Cinderella or Not?

We all know the story of Cinderella. We also know the story of Mayella Violet Ewell. The two are nothing like. Cinderella is a princess, beautiful, and she is well behaved. Now, Mayella is the complete opposite. Mayella is "a thick-bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labor"(179). She is not well behaved, she is does not bathe regularly, she is not that pretty, and she is not even a princess. Even though the two stories are completely different in a way they are kind of the same. They both work in the household, they do not get respect, and they are both scared of something. Cinderella is afraid of her wicked step-mother and Mayella is afraid of Tom, or is she? In Chapter 19 we hear Tom's version of the story. Is Tom, Mayella's, Prince Charming or did he actually harm her? Also, will Mayella get her wish that Tom will be killed like Cinderella got her wish of being a Princess?

DON'T READ THIS!!! (unless you want info on Judge T)

Despite his boring attitude and unattractive features, I think Judge Taylor is a funny man. I like the way Jem and Scout find humor when he turns to chewing on a cigar. The way he does things during court is hilarious, like when he falls asleep during court, or when the Cunninghams were arguing in court and after nine hours in court he threw them out. All he said was that he hoped to God the litigants were satisfied by having their public say(pg 165) Which basically means that he hopes they are happy, now that they got their 15 minutes of fame.

Atticus- Genius in the Courtroom

When I read chapters 18-19, it really woke me up to what Atticus can do. In the beginning of the book, Atticus kind of seemed like a background character. He didn't really talk or show us what he was really capable of doing, but after reading these chapters, WOW! He really shone through in this case. His questions might seem small and petty, but they really do seem to prove a point. He really knows how to question someone and make them feel insecure. At the rate Atticus is going, do you think Tom will win this case? In my opinion, I think it will have the same results as the Scarsboro case. He may be on the verge of winning, but he will probably go crazy or kill himself. What do you think?


We are all enjoying these little picture posts because they are so much fun and we can all make our cute little connections, WELL STOP!!! School work isn't fun! Get back to the deep, insightful, and intellectual postings we have been doing, with careful grammatical and punctuational attention! Work you little typist fingers to the gnarly bone all for the singular purpose of making a clear and concise point that is well put! Just kidding, but seriously folks, what do you guys think of the way Atticus has been acting to Jem lately? Do you think that Jem and Atticus are becoming closer to mutual equals? Do you think the father daughter relationship with Scout and Atticus is still strong, or is Atticus slowly giving in to the parenting ideals of Aunt Alexandra? Oh and Mrs. Schreffler, I love blogging.

Creature from the depths of hell?

" She was horrible. Her face was the color of a dirty pillow case, and the corners of her mouth glistened with wet, which inched like a glacier down the deep grooves enclosing her chin. Old liver spots dotted her cheeks, and her pale eyes had black pinpoint pupils." pg.106
When I found this picture I knew it would be the perfect Ms. Dubose. When I saw the movie that she was in, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, I knew she was perfect. She played an old lady, his grandma, who Bill hated and avoided. Sound familiar? Jem!!! Now, I'm not trying to compare Jem to Bill, just the fact that they both hated this old woman.
Anyways, spooky eh? It was de'ja' vu for me.

Killer Looks

Aunt Alexandra’s character is one who thinks very highly of herself and her looks. In this picture the lady’s face portrays what the reader would picture her as, which is uptight and snotty. Through the picture it would look as if she is not a very caring person and is harsh on other people.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I think that Calpurnia and Token from South Park play oddly similar roles in their respective towns. Calpurnia is a well-spoken, godly, nice, lady-like person, but she still gets stereotyped like all the other blacks. Token is the child of the only black family in South Park, and even though they are richer and more mannerly than the whites in town, they still are given black stereotypes, such as everyone assuming Token knows how to play the bass.


This reminds me of Atticus when he shots the mad dog Tim Johnson in the face. Like Atticus, Dick Cheney also knows how to shot things in the face, like his friend. Mr. Tate turned around and tapped his finger on his forehead above his left eye “you were a little to the right, Mr. Finch”, he called.