Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To Kill a Mockingbird essay


Have you ever judged someone for their skin color? Or how about the clothes they wear and what they look like? For example you see a colored person with really baggy clothes walking around, and you automatically assume they are a drug dealer, smoke, in a violent gang or even worse. When in reality they could just be poor and not be able to afford clothes that fit them very well. We should never judge people on what they look like. If we do then there is something wrong and we need to rethink things in our lives as soon as possible.

To start off its not very nice to do that to people. Even though I know its part of life to just judge people without knowing them its still very rude. The first example of this is “In that nigger nest.” (Page 234) This is something Bob, or as most people know him as the man that beats his own daughter, says about Tom Robinson and the colored people in town. No one should say this to anyone, and no one should have to go through the pain of someone saying this to you. The main reason is simple; people that say it are mostly racist and don't have anything else to say along with wanting to be mean.

Next you should put yourself into their shoes.”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Page 30) To me this has a lot of meaning, but the main one is that you should not treat anyone different because you don't know what they have been through. If you think you know what they have been through because you have been friends for a long time or something think about it you probably don’t. Many different people have different stories and been through different things so it will not be the same for everyone for how they react.  

Lastly you should learn to think about what you say to people before you say it. “ Everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowing.” (Page 304) This means you should learn what is a good thing to say to people before you say it for many reasons. The first one is that it could hurt their feelings really badly and most people don’t want that to happen. Next reason is that you should just say things that you would like people to say to you, and if you would not want people to say any of that to you don’t say it.

In conclusion you should just never ever judge people. Because its not nice at all, you should put yourself in their shoes, and you should learn what to say. So if you do ever see a colored person walking around please never judge them. Most of them that you see are not gang members, or violent, or smoke or anything possibly worse. Just think about it next time you are walking around different places.

11 comments:


  1. The first paragraph needed a little more information. It needed a better starter.
    The second paragraph is really good.

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  2. 1. The thesis of the essay is: "If we do then there is something wrong and we need to rethink things in our lives as soon as possible."The essay begins with giving examples of how people are judged unfairly.
    2.”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This was a good quote because it shows what Scout learns in To Kill A Mockingbird about not judging someone unless you have been in their shoes.
    3. The best part of this essay was the paragraph where Scout is being told not to judge anyone unless you have gotten to know them and the circumstances in their lives. I think this was the best because it was very important in To Kill A Mockingbird and if the jury had done that for Tom he would not have been falsely convicted.
    4. I have no suggestions.

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  3. 1. I like the opening because it has real life situations tied in. The thesis is when you talk about judgement in the world.

    2. ”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Page 30) is the best quote because it shows how people are quick to judge.

    3. I like how organized your essay is. It is very easy to follow and relate to.

    4. You should go back and check punctuation and capitalization. Other than that is it very good !

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  4. 1. I like the opening of your essay. It asked questions that i even started to answer in my head.
    2. the example that kind of stood out to be is the niggar nest.. who would say that. I was kind of surprised i saw that quote thats really weird
    3. What i like about your essay is that you could really follow whats going on. Also that i think you proved what you wanted to prove.
    4. You should go back and see if you have any misspelled words of punctuation.

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  5. 1) asking questions about judging people for skin color.
    2) ”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” it is saying don't judge people until you get to know them.
    4) i think it is really good

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  6. 1. The opening of this essay is talking about dark skinned people being stereotyped, by people thinking they're drug dealers or in gangs.
    2. I think the second example is the best because its true and had good supporting details
    3. You made your essay really long and full of facts and good quotes which is really GOOOOOD!!!
    4. punctuation, other then that it was very well written young lad.

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  7. 1. I really liked the beginning. It caught my eyes and it made me want to read more of it.
    2. I liked the first one because I started laughing once I saw the quote “In that nigger nest.” I found that really funny and that's what made it stand out above the other ones.
    3. The one thing that that this essay does well would be all of it because to me it sounded really good. Plus It made a lot of sense.
    4. I don't think any of it needs improvement because I liked it a lot. ALL OF IT WAS GOOD!!!

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  8. 1. the thesis is how much judgement there is in the world.
    2. I think the second example is the best because its true and had good supporting details
    3. The one thing that that this essay does well would be all of it because to me it sounded really good. Plus It made a lot of sense.
    4. nothing

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  9. 1. The essay starts off on how much people judge people on how they look.
    2. ”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” I thought this quote was true and i also think that it is good to view things from the other persons point of view.
    3. I thought the amount of detail and it was nicely organized!
    4. Just some corrections with punctuation and misspelled words.

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  10. 1. The thesis in this story is "If we do then there is something wrong and we need to rethink things in our lives as soon as possible.
    2.”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This quote really explains how people are judged in the world and the people that usually judge them don't even know what they are capable of.
    3. I liked how much detail was in this essay!
    4. Everything was good just revise the words and punctuation's because there is a few minor errors.

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  11. 1. You start your essay by talking about racism.
    2. My favorite quote is the first one
    3. I liked all of the detail you added
    4. You dont need to fix anything

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