Tuesday, April 3, 2007
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
"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?
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?
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!
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?
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?
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?
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
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?