Summary Of To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1-5

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As I was reading the first chapter, I am predicting the kids will not meet Boo. I think they will not meet Boo because he is locked up. The people in the town have never really seen Boo. Scout says, “People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him,” (Lee, 10). They think he sneaks around at night and that is when all of the robberies and break in’s occur. The people in the town have an idea of what he looks like, but no one is for sure. Another reason why the town members will not see Boo is because when he got in trouble in the town, he was not put in jail, he was locked in the courthouse basement. Boo’s father was walking by while Boo was on the floor cutting pieces out of the newspaper to put in his scrapbook and Boo stabbed his…show more content…
For all they know he could be walking around town and no one realizes him. Some people say they have seen him, but their description is very bizarre. The narrator states, “There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time” (Lee, 16). The last, and I think scariest thing that Boo does, is that he sneaks on people at night. While people are sleeping, he will watch them through the window. Many people say they wake up to him looking at them on the other side of the window. Scout said, “Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the night one time and saw him looking straight through the window at her… said his head was like a skull lookin’ at her,” (Lee, 16). For all these reasons, I predict the kids will not meet Boo, because of his scary and way of staying locked up kind of lifestyle.In this journal I will be characterizing the Ewell family. The first personality trait I realized was that the Ewell’s are disgusting. In school, Burris’s teacher realized he had lice. Lice are little bugs that grow and feed on your head; Burris must have had quite a few bugs in his hair for his teacher to point them out. Miss Caroline states, “To get rid of the-er…show more content…
He’s liable to start somethin’, and there’s some little folks here” (Lee, 36). Another reason Burris had become rude is after disrespecting Miss Caroline and talking back, Miss Caroline asks him to go home. Burris will not listen to her so she had to threaten to tell the principle. Burris leaves but before he goes he makes such mean comments toward Miss Carloine that she begins to cry. Burris made it his goal to make her cry. He called her very mean and dirty things. He has no respect towards her or any other human being. The narrator says, “He waited until he was sure she was crying, then he shuffled out of the building” (Lee, 37). The last reason Burris is rude is that he has no parents. As children grow up, your parents teach you right from wrong, responsibility, etc. He did not have parents to teach him these qualities so he raised himself. Also, he mentioned he didn’t have a mother and his father spent all his money on alcohol, so Burris probably had a hard time accepting his parenting situation. He had no one there to care for him and to fix his needs. He seemed to be immune to not having parents and that it did not bother him anymore after time passed. Atticus states, “ When a man spends his relief checks on green whisky his children have a way of crying from hunger pains” (Lee,

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