- Scout and Jem meet Dill over summer when Scout was 6 and Jem was 10, and they instantly became friends after a small conversation, which Scout and Jem were happy about.
- Jem, who’s had experience with the first grade, calms Scout from stressing about why she got in trouble for already knowing how to read, which made Scout a bit more calm and she stopped being upset.
- Scout and Jem welcomed Walter Cunningham to their house after Scout was mad at him for getting her in trouble, which made Cunningham happy that Scout didn’t hurt him anymore, and they let him eat dinner. Scout them judged Walter for pouring syrup on all of his food, but Calpurnia stopped her and told her not to do so, because he’s a guest and can eat however he likes to eat.
- Scout finds items inside of a tree next to the Radley place, and tells Jem about it, and they bring the items home to inspect them more, which made Jem think a lot about it, as he kept trying to figure out who put them there, and why they put them there. They decided not to tell Atticus about it.
- Jem, Scout and Dill attempted to send a letter to Boo Radley, that nicely asks him to come outside sometime, but they were caught by Atticus, who quickly stopped them from giving Boo Radley the letter. The kids felt sad about not being able to give him the letter, and Atticus was probably mildly annoyed that the kids were trying to torment someone because they never come out of their house.
- Dill, Scout, and Jem tried to get to a window at the Radley Place, when Mr. Radley caught them, and shot a warning shot into the air, which scared all of them, and made them run away. Mr. Radley believed it to be a black man in his crops, and nobody knew that it was actually the kids, so they decided not to mention that it was them.
- When Jem went back to grab his pants from when he left them behind, they were sewn and neatly folded, which freaked him out, making him silent for some time at the beginning of the chapter.
- They also found a soap carving of them, which again, made them question who made it.
- Miss Maudie’s house caught fire, and while Scout was looking at the fire, Boo Radley had put a blanket over her to keep her warm, but she didn’t notice. Once Atticus told Scout and Jem that Boo Radley did it, they both were shocked, and annoyed at Scout for not turning around and seeing him.
- Atticus tells Scout about himself defending Tom Robinson in court, and how they would most likely not win, because jury almost never side with a black man. Scout then questions why Atticus will even try to win it, and Atticus just says that there would be no point not to do so.
- Atticus is forced to shoot a mad dog who was in Maycomb, after Jem believed his father was nothing special. After it, Jem started to look up to his father again, and believed him to be cooler than before.
- After Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month, she eventually passed away because of her sickness. Atticus told Jem about her sickness, and why she was always mean, and this began to change Jem’s mind about her, and felt empathetic for her.
- Calpurnia brought Jem and Scout to her church, where at first, Jem and Scout were not welcomed to by Lula, who wanted them to go to their own church, and not be in theirs. After that, the other people welcomed them. Jem and Scout learned more about how similar their church was to theirs.
Today, racism has gotten a lot better than back then, however, there still is a lot of racism today, but not at harsh as before. For example, back then, blacks had to use different bathrooms, sit farther back on busses, etc… But now, they get to use the same everything as whites for the most part. Today, racism seems to be a lot more discreet than back then, for example, police have arrested way more blacks for possession of drugs, and barely any whites in comparison. Blacks may even get longer jail time than whites would.
In the story “Sam The Athlete” by Stuart Mclean, Sam, the protagonist, goes through a tough time trying to find a place where he fits in with others.
Even though Sam tries his best to play sports with others, he can never seem to find what he can do best, however, he stays dedicated in trying everything. Sam can be a little clumsy with sports, and at times runs into people, making the teachers say that he “Seems to be an angry boy.”
Before he had to start middle school, he was worried that he wouldn’t have nice shoes like everyone else did, and so he wanted to get a pair. When he was looking at them, the worker told him they were “Built for speed” to which he responded with “I know, I can feel it.” After he got them, he tested them out, and accidentally ran directly into a pole, and realized the pair of shoes wouldn’t help him with sports.
He decided to try out for field hockey as a goalie. After the first practice, he did good, and the instructor told him so, making him feel a lot of satisfaction, although, all of the other students there were female, and he believed that it was a female hockey team, so he decided to try and pretend that he also was one.
At the end of the story, Sam managed to block the ball from going in the net, and everyone cheered for him, making him feel very confident in what he was doing. He saw his old bully, Mark, who look envious of him, which made Sam even more confident in himself.
In the story “House” by Jane Rule, the protagonist, Harry, undergoes an epiphany about moving out to another house.
In the story, Harry wanted to be like everybody else, instead of being unconventional. Most people in this world tend to want what everybody else wants. This story shows that in a way that, Harry wants to be like everyone else in the neighborhood, while Anna wants to be unconventional, and live on an island.
At the start of the story, Harry said Anna has a “Case of retarded development” meaning, Harry believes she wasn’t being realistic and wanted crazy things, like a child. Harry believed being realistic and what the right decision would be, is to purchase a house, like everybody else.
By the end of the story, Harry realizes that his belief in being like everyone else was the good idea, was not the right idea. He realized that being like everyone else was what a good and happy life would have to be.
A lot of people today tend to strive for similar things in life, because they’ve heard other people mention it, while only some others strive for things they see as their own goals in life as an individual. If everyone were to want the exact same thing, nobody would be very different, nor would anyone look different, or out of the normal.
(This project is based on my experiences in a written paragraph that I eventually turned into a SWAY presentation)
Climbing Grouse Mountain was surprisingly fun and worth the climb. When we started, I thought I would get very tired, as the last time I did it, I barely made it to the top. For the second half of the way up, a large wasp continued to follow us up the mountain, and never went away until the top. It never stung us, but it kept flying into us, and made us stumble at times.
Through most of the way up, the only thought of just climbing up the mountain and getting to the top, though, I never felt too tired. The entire way up the mountain, all I could see was trees and other people going up. When ever we stopped for a little break, we always got swarmed by flies, which always made us just get up and keep going, because it was obnoxious. Once we got to the top, we got some water, and looked at the view of the city. At the top, there are a few things to do, such as looking at two grizzly bears that have their own habitat, watch performances, go zip-lining, get a tour around the top, and more. After all of that, we went back down the mountain in a gondola. There were a lot of people in the gondola, so nobody could really move anywhere until it was over, but the view from the windows were cool. After all of that, I didn’t feel any pain or anything.
Climbing Grouse Mountain was definitely worth it.