I have been reading To Kill a Mockingbird I found the setting to be very unique and unusual from the books most kids read now. The setting is an older southern setting which is unique because you usually do not find that kind of setting in books very often anymore. This week we read chapters 12-15 the most important events were when Aunt Alexandra came to stay with Jem and Scout for awhile which could be anywhere from 3 days to a couple of years. I found this important because it is showing how the kids really don’t have a female figure around them and also in just a couple of days the kid’s kind of figure out how they have to act around her to make Alexandra happy. Another important event I found was Mr. Finch sitting outside the jail alone and the men showing up and talking to him, and asking questions. I found this interesting because after they left Tom asked if they have left and was happy that they did. I was wondering why he would be scared for them to come there and why they even would come to the jail in the middle of the night. The other important event I read was Cal brings Jem and Scout to church with her. I found this important because she goes to an all African American church and Jem and Scout are white. When they got there a lady started to yell and Cal for bring them but everyone else in the church was happy that they had come and kept coming for a couple of weeks. This shows how much Jem and Scout treat Cal as a mother if they believe she will protect them if anything happened by them going to church there and they trusted her that nothing would happen. The mood of the reading was mostly upset and depressed because when Aunt Alexandra comes the kids were not very happy about that especially Scout because she knew that she would make her act and look like a “girl”. Also I thought that when Mr. Finch was guarding the jail and the guys left Tom sounded a little upset that they even came in the first place. During this section I have learned that rumors and gossip are not always true and you can’t believe everything you hear. Like Tom’s reason for going to jail most of the town just believed it because he is an African American but they never even heard his side of the story.
Summarizing To Kill a Mockingbird
2011 - 05.03