Point of View Assignment Caitlyn VanHart

Jem's Point of View of Tom Robinson's Trial: "That Bob Ewell doesn't know what's comin' to him real soon if he gets my boy Tom Robinson in trouble. Tom did nothin's wrong yet he's seen as the bad guy in the situation! What in tarnation! Bob should be in Tom's spot and everyone in this dang courthouse knows it! How the heck could Tom even be CONSIDERED for raping Mayella and hittin' her when one arm is shorter than the other by almost a foot! People are so closed minded these days, I mean it's 1930! Every white folk in this town think they're so much better than everyone else just because of their skin color! Colored skin's very unique and only if the white people in Maycomb could realize it. But, Bob is one of them close minded folks as well as a slimy snake who needs to slither back into the hole that he came from. If it wasn't for him accusing Tom, none of this would have happened. Bob just likes to start irrelevant drama and I am so done with him. If he ends up winnin' this trial, we're gon' have some issues."
Atticus's Point of View of Bob Ewell's death: "I always knew that Bob Ewell was not the nicest man ever, but I have lost all of my respect for him. After he had the audacity to target my kids and try to kill them, I did not know how to respond, quite frankly. I am happy my children are alright, however. I say you should never hate someone, even if they are terrible, rotten people. I may have to make an exception this time because he put my children's lives in danger which is not he should have handled it. If he was a mature adult, he would have come to me and discuss the issues he had with me or in general. But he obviously is still an immature child who feels the need to stalk children, rape HIS children, and strongly believe in white superiority. I'm getting a bid ahead of myself, I should not have said I hate Bob, I guess my emotions just came over me. I do really love Jem and Scout and seeing them get hurt is the last thing I ever want to see. The fact that Bob broke Jem's arm and made him lose unconsciousness in unbelievable! I am just thanking a God or something that my family, or the town of Maycomb in general, do not have to worry about Bob Ewell running around and making raucous."
Walter's Point of View of Miss Caroline offering him a quarter for lunch: "Miss Caroline sure is kind, but she obviously doesn't know how things go around here. I'm not gonna lie, my family is poor. We can't afford them fancy clothes some folks wear on their backs or the nice shoes on their feet, we're left with rags and dirty shoes. At least we didn't end up as the Ewells, now they're in a rough spot livin' next to a dump and all. But anyway, even though me and my family don't have the most money, at least we got too much pride to take money offered to us. All we gotta do is work hard and we can end up getting money somehow. I understand Miss Caroline was tryin' to be a nice lady and all, but I felt a little embarrassed if I'm gonna be honest. After livin' in Maycomb for a little while she'll find the ways of the town. I don’t wanna sound rude but I could tell she wasn't around here when she offered money for lunch because no one around here would do that, they know the Cunningham's got too much pride to take anyone's money."
Boo Radley's Point of View of Nathan Radley closing the knot hole off: Miss Caroline sure is kind, but she obviously doesn't know how things go around here. I'm not gonna lie, my family is poor. We can't afford them fancy clothes some folks wear on their backs or the nice shoes on their feet, we're left with rags and dirty shoes. At least we didn't end up as the Ewells, now they're in a rough spot livin' next to a dump and all. But anyway, even though me and my family don't have the most money, at least we got too much pride to take money offered to us. All we gotta do is work hard and we can end up getting money somehow. I understand Miss Caroline was tryin' to be a nice lady and all, but I felt a little embarrassed if I'm gonna be honest. After livin' in Maycomb for a little while she'll find the ways of the town. I don’t wanna sound rude but I could tell she wasn't around here when she offered money for lunch because no one around here would do that, they know the Cunningham's got too much pride to take anyone's money."
Reflection: To Kill A Mockingbird taught readers valuable lessons alongside the exciting plot with different and unique characters to play out each scene. It taught us to never judge a book by its cover / never judge someone until you walk in their shoes. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-" (Lee 39). We do not always know what is happening in one's life so we cannot jump to conclusions and just assume things, if we have questions we must ask instead of thinking of something off the top of our heads. Also, we need to accept bad things are going to happen to us and all we can do is dust off our shoulders and move on. "You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down (Lee 101). I think Mr. Crooke wanted us to read To Kill A Mockingbird because he wanted to learn valuable lessons that we can use in the future as well as right now. To Kill A Mockingbird is an extraordinary book and I strongly suggest anyone who is looking for good and relevant advice to read this book.

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