How TKAM influences us – To Kill a Mockingbird

In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many dilemmas that consist of different ethnic, racial and religious groups. Many events in the book can see in our daily lives, such as the relation between whites and blacks and the many racial events going on the US, such as the event in Charleston. Many of the main…

Journal Entry #1 – TKAM

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, job opportunities for African-Americans were very scarce. They already had enough trouble with the Jim Crow Laws and then the Stock Market crashed on October 29, 1929. The African American race had a big problem to overcome. The Great Depression made the African-American’s economy bleaker. They had an…

Readers Response – To Kill a Mockingbird

There are fights that can happen in between friends that can separate them. As Atticus, Scout’s father, from To Kill a Mockingbird puts it, “This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends.” We have many types of fights with friends. Fights such as playful fights but there are also the hurtful fights….

Women’s Role in the 1930s – To Kill a Mockingbird

In To Kill a Mockingbird, we see many times that Scout’s Aunt, Alexandria, want her to behave more like a lady and to develop some ladylike qualities, instead of acting like a tomboy. In chapter 24 of TKAM, we get an excerpt of how the women of Maycomb act and how they are a part…

Journal Entry #3 – Writing from a Different Perspective

I would do anything for equality. Even if that means putting my life in danger. But I would never risk the life of my children for equality. Tom might have done some wrong things, but he deserves that fair trial. I am not going to let those lynchings take that away from him. He might…

Book Review on Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian review – Sherman Alexie’s admirable and nostalgic coming-of-age novel strikes deep in our hearts   5/5 Stars – Common Sense Media This novel’s author, Sherman Alexie, partnered up with artist, Ellen Forney, to create this wonderful and engaging story about Alexie’s childhood, viewed through the eyes of Arnold Spirit….

Journal Entry #2 – TKAM

There are many offensive terms that were used towards people with different skin colors. Many of them are were used before and during the Civil Rights Movements towards people of African American descent. The most used are/were “Colored”, “Negro”, “Nigger”, “Black”, “African-American”, and “Nigga”. “Colored”, according to the dictionary, means to not come from white…

Reaction Paper towards Banning of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Original Post: http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article178572326.html In this blog post, I will be reacting to “Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th-grade lesson plan?” Posted on October 12, 2017, by Karen Nelson on sunherald.com. According to the post, To Kill a Mockingbird was taken off the curriculum of a school in Biloxi, Mississippi. The book was…

Revelation Sunday

The Book of Revelations Today I have had revelations. Today, it was my first time to a Christian Church with my host family (since I am in LSU) and, since I am Catholic, I was nervous it was going to be very different to what I am used to. To my surprise, it mostly felt familiar…