To Kill A Mockingbird Dialectical Journal

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I’m reading “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and I’m on page 42. This story is about a boy named Jem and his sister named Scout. They become friends with a neighbor lady's nephew named Dill. Jem, Scout, and Dill are very interested in seeing a man that lives near them. They call him “Boo” and they talk about their ideas and plans about how they could make Boo “come out” of his house. In this journal I will be predicting that the kids will not meet Boo Radley. While reading the beginning of this book, I predicted that the kids will not meet Boo Radley. There are many reasons that Boo (Arthur) Radley stays in his house. One of the reasons Boo stays in his house is because when he was a teenager, he got in trouble with the law by following the bad influence of the Cunninghams. The Cunninghams were a gang who “did…show more content…
Another reason that Boo Radley stays in his house is because he stabbed his dad with a scissors. According to Miss Stephanie, one of Jem and Scout’s neighbors, Boo was cutting a magazine and his dad came into the room and when Boo saw him, he drove the scissors into his dad’s leg, pulled it out, wiped the blood off, and kept cutting. This resulted in him being put in the courthouse basement rather than in jail. When he returned home after being in the courthouse basement, his dad watched him to make sure he stayed in the house. Lastly, the whole town and society are scared of him because of some of the things he did in the past and they disapproved of him because he had been in trouble with the law. The people in Maycomb also disapproved of him because he and his family did not do the “normal” things that all the neighbors did. Some
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