Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Journal response Essays - Cinema Of The United States, Literature

Journal response Essays - Cinema Of The United States, Literature Journal response Changes in Jem: Jeremy Atticus Finch, also known as Jem, is the older and more mature brother of Scout (the book narrator). The book shows him beginning the journey of reaching his adolescence. As Jem still remembers and grieves his deceased mother, he can sometimes have days where he sits alone and is deep in thought forgetting the world around him. On these days, he is best left alone. Jem talks a lot about people and has a very active imagination. An example of this, is when Dill arrives, he describe s Boo Radley as a monster He dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were blood-stainedif you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long-jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time". O f course Dill and Scout beli e ve d everything he said , as he is the oldest, and knows everything'. As Jem gets older, he want s t o be more mature and to be treated like a man, not a child. He is less imaginative and doesn't want to be associated with children. He begins to see what is happening around him, and grows worried for his father, Atticus, and sees that life isn't fair. He states himself as a grown up, saying " it's different with grown-ups , we". This shows that he is starting to see himself as a grown up as well. He also changes by beginning to understand other people. "Scout I' m beginning to u nderstand something . I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in his house all the time it's because he wants to stay inside". Jem starts understanding that people have a choice in what they want , and realises that Boo can do what he pleases. Jem's maturity grow even mor e during and after the Tom Robinson trial. He was very angry that Tom was accused guilty and he thought that there wasn't enough evidence to charge an innocent man (Jem wanted to become a lawyer one day). The trial made him realised that life can be cruel. Changes in Scout: Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout, has always been the outgoing and inquisitive child of the two. She is a tomboy and would prefer to wear overalls, than wear a dress and be lady. Scout is very quick tempered and starts fights for the simplest reasons. The book begins with her starting school and her learning the hardships of school. She is told that she has been wrongly taught to read and write , which deeply upsets her and make s her want to drop school. She is also told off for sticking up for other children in her year . Because Scout has a high temper, she picks fights not only in her street but a t school. For example, she beats up Walter Cunningham for not having his lunch, without any worthy reason to beat him up, and finds joy i n doing so. I think she picks these fights, as she is very proud and doesn't like it when people speak ill of her or he r family, Atticus in particular . " C atching Walter C unningham i n the school yard gav e me some pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt, Jem came by and told me to stop" . Atticus highly disapproves of Scout doing such things, saying that she is "too old and too big for such a childish thing" , but Scout can't help it sometimes. As her schooling goes on, she gets constantly more frustrated in class as the curriculum moves far to slow for her liking. At Christmas, the finches go to Atticus's sisters place, finch landing. Scout doesn't like her and Jem's Aunt as she wants Scout to be a lady, and is often making poor remarks about Scout and Atticus about how she should act more like a lady. At Christmas, Alexand ers grandson, Francis Hancock, and Scout had a

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