Rewriting the essay
To Kill a Mockingbird
Topic – What do Scout and Jem think about Boo at beginning? Later?
• Cut his father’s leg with scissors
• Eats squirrels and cats
• Hands are blood-stained
• Yellow teeth
• Eyes popped jagged scar
• 6 ½ feet tall
• Looks in windows at night
• Scratches on the screen door
• Kills small animals at night
• What Miss Stephanie told them about Boo
3 things that change their idea of Boo
• Miss Maudie’s conversation with Scout
• Fire and blanket
• Miss Maudie – Boo was nice when he was a boy, she says he greeted her
• Still alive
• Father very hard on him; lack of affection
Tree – in front of the Radley house knot hole
Scout finds gum
They find pennies, dolls, string, watch, knife, and medal
At first think some child’s hiding place. Jem begins to think it might be Boo. They decide to leave a letter to thank person. Nathan R. fills in the knot hole. We think that Jem knows.
Jem, Scout, Dill want to look in R. house. J. climbs on porch; tries to look in window. Shadow scares them and they run. Jem’s pants get caught. Goes back for them. Sewn/sewed roughly (like a boy, not a lady), folded across gate/fence. Like they knew he was coming back for them.
Miss Maudie’s house. S and J in front of R. house – to be safe if their house catches on fire. Very cold. Shivering. When they return to their house, A. sees a blanket on Scout. They figure out that Boo has put the blanket around her shoulders.
Intro – SCR 2 “The Passing of Grandison”
Topic – 3 ways tries to fool his owners by pretending to be dumb (the stereotype)
Pretends to be inferior “a different face to whites”
North with D. Owens, D. leaves him alone night after night, G. stays. D. gives him money. Doesn’t spend it.
Doesn’t touch it.