Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Number of Pages: 309
Pages Read So Far: 159
When Jem and Scout were bored of tormenting Boo Radley, AKA Arthur Radley, eventually, it led to property of Mrs Henry Lafayette Dubose. Mrs Dubose lived with a Negro girl in constant attendance. She was very old and was on a wheelchair. There was a rumor saying that she kept a CSA pistol concealed among her shawls. She got mad easily and she was vicious. She insulted Atticus by calling him "nigger lover" and Jem got really mad. When Jem became twelve, he got some money and he went to shop to buy himself a miniature steam engine and he bought Scout a twirling baton. On their way back Jem went to Mrs Dubose's garden and destroyed all the camellias. He eventually got in trouble and his punishment was to read to Mrs Dubose every day for 2 hours. Jem had to read her the book Ivanhoe. After his punishment was over, Mrs Dubose died. Atticus told children that Mrs Dubose was a morphine addict. Atticus still honored Mrs Dubose, but Jem couldn't understand him, because Mrs Dubose was always insulting Atticus.
Jem was tweleve, and he started to grow. Cal called Jem Mr Jem. One day, state legislature was called into emergency section and Atticus had to leave for almost two weeks. When Atticus was gone, Cal decied to take them to church. Not their normal church. Church for negros. "'Mister Jem, you absolutely can't wear that tie with that suit. It's green.' ''smatter with that?' 'Suit's blue. Can't you tell?' 'Hee hee,' I howled, 'Jem's colour-blind.'" When they go to the church, some people are not pleased with Jem and Scout's visit to their church. Unlike to white people's church, this church was very small and not luxurious. They didn't even have a hymn-book. At the end of the session, they raised some money for Tom Robinson's wife, Helen and her three children. Cal explained to children that Tom Robinson is in jail because he was accused raping Mr Bob Ewell's daughter.
One day, Aunt Alexandra visited their house, and she said she is going to stay for a while. She perfectly blended in and almost looked like she was here for the first time. One night, Scout heard something and thought it was a snake. But, it was Dill. Dill did not visit this summer because he got a new father, which was a young lawyer, but turned out that he beat his son and locked him in basement. but he escaped, and made a long journey to Maycomb.
#3 What do you love/appreciate most about the protagonist of this novel? Give 1 example of whom she/he reminds each of you and why.
This book's main protagonist is Scout. AKA Jean Louise Finch. She is very intelligent, caring, and also loving. What I most love about Scout is her intelligence. Scout could read "Mobile Press" before she could even go to school. Scout reminds me of Elizabeth, from Pride and Prejudice. Surprisingly, my mom was about to say the same thing. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth is described as intelligent, loving character like in this book, Scout.