To Kill A Mockingbird Dialectical Journal Essay

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I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 42. So far the book is about Jem and Scout are the two kids of the lawyer Atticus Finch who keep getting into trouble. Also, Boo Radley has been locked up for the last fifteen years, and everyone being afraid of the Radley place from his action. In this journal I will be predicting and evaluating.

G-I predict the kids will not meet Boo Y-He has not been seen R-He is locked up R-Contact within the house is prevented Y-The kids are scared of him R-Boo sneaks around at night R-Boo was in a gang and committed acts of violence
G-The kids will not meet Boo because of those reasons

I am predicting why the kids will not meet Boo. Boo
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Miss Caroline sees a disgusting kid who looks like he has not showered in months who is Burris Ewell. She sees something crawl around in his hair that is being called cooties to keep everyone calm. When Burris took the cootie out his hair, he took it out like it was no surprise and then we realize he probably had the cootie before. After Miss Caroline told Burris to go home, Scout said Burris was the dirtiest human she had ever seen. Scout described Burris’s neck to be gray, he had rusty hands, and his fingernails were black. Another description for the Ewell family is, they are uneducated. Burris has been going to only the first day of first grade for the past three years. He assumes if he knows how to do everything he will get to skip the rest of first grade and go straight to second grade, but that will not happen. Even though it is a state law that all children must go to school, it is different for the Ewells. They get to go to school for the first day then get marked absent for the rest of the school year since they do not want to show up. They Ewells are hated by the town since they do not want to got to school. The Ewell family is an extremely dirty family and are

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