Romeo and Juliet Theme

Sometimes it’s necessary to disobey my parents. Times are always changing and new aspects of life will soon be brought to my parent’s lives. My parents were skeptical of smartphones when they were first introduced to the idea of it.  They took a very long time before they changed to a smartphone. Some learning was needed in order to use the phone; however, they soon loved their smartphone. I don’t think that my parents did not like the idea of it, they were just scared of change. I think that if I truly believe that  I am right in a certain situation I should always fight for it. I should fight for my passion and never look back. There is a difference between disrespecting and disobeying my parents. Yelling at my parents and using profanity to say what’s on my mind is disrespecting my parents. I can’t think that I am better than them because I was made by them and I only get one true set of parents. Arguing with my parents from time to time is disobeying because there will always be small fights here and there because that’s what we need. We need to let out what’s on our minds once in a while or we might explode. It is necessary to disobey my parents but not necessary to disrespect.

TKAM Journal 5

Quote: “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. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

This is an imporant metaphor that is introduced. Mockingbirds do no harm and sing for everyone. However, its the innocent ones that usually get hurt. There are many mockingbirds in the novel. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are prime examples of this.

Boo Radley has be stripped of childhood by his abusive father. He has been locked up for a very long time which resulted in the shyness of Boo.  He was nearing his 40’s and he has not been out enough to see the real world. Deprived of life by his father, Boo was shy and awkward around Scout when they eventually meet. Boo plays an important role as a mockingbird who saves Scout and Jem from being assaulted by Mr. Ewell.

Tom Robinson is falsey accused of raping Mayella. Im  reality Tom Robinson has been helping out Mayella for some time now and Tom has been nice to her all the time. Mayella started to have feelings for the black man; therefore, she attempted to kiss Tom. She was caught red-handed by Mr. Ewell and Mayella covered her love for the black man with a rape story. She accused Tom of assaulting and raping her.

TKAM Journal 4

Quote: I looked behind me. To the left of the brown door was a long shuttered window. I walked to it, stood in front of it, and turned around. In daylight, I thought, you could see to the post office corner. […]

Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. (148)

Atticus taught Scout this lesson early on in the book. After dropping Boo Radley off, Scout literally stands on Boo Radley’s porch and sees what Boo has been looking at after all this time. This quote shows acceptance, Scout did not understand what Atticus meant when he told Scout this. I think the quote suits perfectly for the ending of the novel, we come back in a full circle to learn an important lesson. Do not judge a book by its cover is also a similar saying that relates to Atticus’s lesson anout acceptance. We should never judge a person by their appearances or beliefs until we have been in the same circumstances as the other.

Boo Radley was unknown to the town of Maycomb. There were many rumors of Boo; however, the people were unsure of what Boo looked like or acted. He saves Scout and Jem by stabbing Mr. Ewell with a knife. We get to find out who Boo really is. He is a kind and curious person who just got off on the wrong foot. He does not mean to do any harm to anyone. He has been locked up and never set a foot outside of his house. His imagination of Dill, Scout and Jem thrives and dominates.