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Journal Entry of to Kill a Mockingbird


Dear Journal, Damn I hate school! T o be truthful “I never looked forward more to anything in my life” (Lee 15), however everything failed. My teacher is Ms. Caroline Fisher.

I don’t believe she’s more than twenty-two. “She … used a red-and-white-striped dress. She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop.” (Lee 16). She started reading a very funny story about cats that used clothes. When she was done, she wrote the alphabet on the chalkboard ant asked me what they were. I read the letters to her and she got mad at me and told me to inform Atticus that he was teaching me incorrect! Atticus never taught me how to read, Jem said I was born reading but Ms. Caroline need to’ve thought I was lying. It would be so tough not ready, “reading was something that simply pertained to me … Until I feared I would lose it, I never ever enjoyed to check out.” (Lee 18).

After that everyone made fun of me because Ms. Caroline whipped me. Why? Since she tried to provide Walter Cunningham a quarter so he could purchase lunch. EVERYONE understands the Cunninghams never take anything from anyone due to the fact that they can’t repay. I was so mad at him so I beat him up. I informed Jem but he welcomed him to have lunch at our house. Initially Walter questioned however Jem informed him I was insane. Who does he think he is?

When we were consuming Walter drowned his food in syrup. “I … asked what the sam hill he was doing.” (Lee 24). Atticus shook his head and Calpurnia called me to the kitchen. “She raged, and when she was furious Calpurnia’s grammar ended up being unpredictable.” (Lee 24). She provided me a lesson about what tolerance was however I’m still kinda confused. When we went back to school Ms. Caroline began grumbling ’cause she saw a cootie on Burris Ewell’s head. She made such a hassle about it! When she told him to go home and wash his hair so no one else would catch ’em (although I think the majority of the other kids had some too)” [Burris] stood.

He was the filthiest human I had ever seen. His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick” (Lee 27) and started sayin’ that no one was sending him house, that he was about to leave since he only went the very first days of school and never ever returned ’till the next year. Then he got genuine mad and insulted Ms. Caroline and made her cry. We were tryin’ to cheer her up once again however all we got from her was a “Thank you, darlings” (Lee 28). “Had her conduct been more friendly towards me, I would have felt sorry for her.” (Lee 22).

When we finally got house, I informed Atticus I didn’t wish to go to school any longer. He must’ve been amazed because all I ever wanted was to start school.” [W] hat’s the matter?” (Lee 29) he said. And” [b] it by bit, I told him the day’s miseries.” (Lee 29). He resolved my reading issue by making a compromise, which is a contract. He stated that if” [I] concede [d] the requirement of going to school, we’ [d] go on reading every night just as we constantly ha [d] I was so happy! Thanks to him I can be composing today and will be a secret me and Atticus will keep. I hope no one at school ever discovers my journal or I’ll be in big problem!




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