Learning from Experience By: Mollina Tran / Block 8

Scout and her relationship with these items


“Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father's right,” she said. (Lee 119)

Atticus told Jem one day and says not to kill a mockingbird because it is a sin. They are independent birds that do not harm anyone, but sing to themselves. This allows Scout to notice that there are a few people in this world that do not want to hurt no one and keeps things to themselves. She should know that not everyone is bad and to treat them equally .

Soap Carving

"Jem let me do the honers : I pulled out two small images carved in soup. One was the figure of a boy , the other wore a crude dress. (Lee 80)

Jem and scout wanted to peek through the tree hold again to investigate anymore strange items being packed into it. They found a soap carving of two little kids who they finally found out it was them. They get nervous and figure out who really is trying to give them these gifts. Scout realizes that Boo Radley is actually not a mean person as she thought he was. I guess she comes to a conclusion that she doesn't need to judge a book by it's cover.


"the following week the knot-hold yielded a tarnished medal. Jem showed it to Atticus who said it was a spelling medal, that before we were born the Maycomb County schools had spelling contests and awarded medals to the winners." (Lee 81)

The week after they have both found the soap carvings, Jem and Scout found a medal which they think is Boo Radleys. Scout knows that he could've been a winner of the Maycomb spelling bee and he must be smart. She finds out that not everyone is mean in this world and has some hidden talents that not everyone sees.


"As to me, I knew nothing except when I gathered from Time Magazine and reading everything I could lay hands on at home, but as I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County School system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something." (Lee 43)

Newspapers are meant to be read through and a certain hobby for people to look at when they want something to do. To Scout, reading is everything. It's something she loves to do. Scout knows that newspapers are meaning something to her because it allows her to know what is happening in the real world. She learns that they are an important aspect of life. Reading is what brought her to learn something.


"Boo Radley. You were too busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you." (Lee 96)

Scout can learn from a simple act of kindness that not everyone you thought was mean isn't actually bad. Blankets can give you warmth and protection and Boo Radley covering her up with a blanket can show Scout that he is a warm, kind person.

My relationships with these items


A map is a guidance to find your way to a certain destination. During my time in my life, I needed to use a map to figure out where to go. It helped me find the right place at the right moment. I learned that maps guide you to a good area you want to be in and without it, you'd be lost.


Family is what keeps you going. They are there for you when you need it. I love mine, and they love me. They are people that grow with you, stand by your side, and make you smile. I learned that I should not part from them because they were there for me. I also learned that family is what makes you.


School is a place to learn and experience new things. Here, I was able to learn new techniques, like joining a club I've never thought I would enjoy. Surprisingly, studying new subjects have increased my thinking process and I really like it. I learned that, if you go for what you want to be/do in life, you got to earn it by working hard at school and making more memories with good people.


Clocks are there for you to see what time it is. It is also there for you to keep your time useful. I try to make my time useful by getting things done at a reasonable time and making sure it isn't wasted. I learned that clocks are valuable and I should learn how to keep my time stable.


The planner is what keeps me organized and ready to let me know when an upcoming event is happening. These are useful to me because I can keep myself on track of things, so I won't forget in the future. I learned that planners are good planning sources for me and it will keep me going on things that I need to get done.


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