Alexandra S. Last updated on October 18, 2009 at 9:53pm
Hi Ms. Coyer,
This is Alexandra. I just wanted to comment on how much i really loved this book. The words were not always the best choice, but it had a good message. You don't have to reply just wanted to let you know.
It's a secret Last updated on October 20, 2009 at 2:57am
Alexandra, I disagree with your word choice comment. I thought the diction was perfect and the book was phenomenal. I'd read it before but didn't really get it until this time. Thank you, Mrs. Coyer, for teaching us the book so well.
Instructor Last updated on October 22, 2009 at 7:17am
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Anonymous Last updated on December 10, 2009 at 10:53pm
With what diction do you disagree?
Voldemars Last updated on January 26, 2010 at 9:32pm
Even though I took this class two years ago, I still remember reading this book, as it was my first full book in a foreign language (that being English), and it was a thoroughly enjoyable piece of literature. This really is the book that brought my attention to the possibility of reading and learning about things in English, as opposed to sticking to literature in my native tongue (Latvian) which, unfortunately, is a bit outdated due to the fact that accurate translations take a long time.
Wow, that turned out to be quite long. To sum it up shortly - I really enjoyed my year in this class as it really taught me a lot, and I certainly wish that all the classes were this in depth, while still being very fun.
Anonymous Last updated on May 14, 2010 at 5:13am
I believe the diction, however offensive at times, is important to the setting and atmosphere of the story. During that time period, some of those words were commonly used; not to include them would be an inaccurate portrayal of history.
The second purpose of the said diction is to show how it truly has negative connotations. Atticus reminds Scout the offense of using such words, and through this, the reader hears the words of the author. This is why I find arguments of book banning to be very poorly thought out. The fact is that the language is used to show why it was bad in the first place.
Miss awesome Last updated on October 22, 2010 at 10:30pm
thanks so much for having us read this book. It has brought me to a new perspective of MANY things. i agree that some of the um language could of been a little more cleaner at times but it still was an amazing read all through out.
nightowl Last updated on November 2, 2010 at 7:17am
To Kill a Mockingbird is a raw book. All the emotions and events gave me a sense of the real world; no filter to sugarcoat anything. This is the first real piece of literature I have read and I feel that it should be everyone's first. Everything a book should be, is this book. I can honestly say, To Kill a Mockingbird will forever remain on the top shelf of my bookcase.
that kid Last updated on November 19, 2011 at 7:58pm
To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful book, i love the way everything is discribed, and even though the beginning was slow it was a great ending.
Aami Last updated on January 26, 2013 at 11:25pm
The town of Maycomb is revolved aruond family generations, and having many ancestors who live with each other in Maycomb. Because Aunt Alexandra has fit into Maycomb’s society and began to believe in what women in Maycomb have told her, she has come to a conclusion that ancestry is very important. Aunt Alexandra asked Atticus to speak to Jem and Scout about how they should live up there name and appreciate the fact that they are Finches, also to act like a lady and gentleman of their ancestry. I do not believe Atticus finds this a priority to tell the kids this, because the Finches are known to be against blacks having the same rights as whites. I believe that Atticus’ internal conflict was telling the kids to be proud of their ancestry when really; Atticus was ashamed of the way his ancestors looked towards black people. Scout was very upset because she felt that Atticus was saying whatever Aunt Alexandra told him to say, but Atticus assured her not to worry. Atticus stated, “’I don’t want you to remember it. Forget it’” (Lee 179.) Atticus’ actions showed that as a person, he is willing to stand up for what he believes and will not tolerate his own children to be taught any other way.
Stephany Last updated on January 27, 2013 at 10:39am
Towards the end of the chapter, Atticus's intnaerl conflict is his children's behavior and how Aunt Alexandra thinks that they should act. Aunt Alexandra's arrival is seen differently by others around the town. The neighbors of the Finches are excited to see her and warmly greet her. Atticus approves of her coming, but seems to have used it as a last resort to help watch his children. Also, the children do not want Aunt Alexandra to be there at all. However, she is there and there is nothing that they can do to change that she is. Aunt Alexandra wants Scout and Jem to appreciate their ancestors and the backgrounds that they come from. Atticus, however, does not see this as a high priority because he wants his children to be unique and to be themselves, and not change their lives to be like somebody elses'. To conclude, Aunt Alexandra's arrival had a very differing fan base, she wanted the kids to be more like their ancestors, and Atticus wanted them to be unique and themselves.
Ken Last updated on January 29, 2013 at 1:39am
Atticus want to be a good father to Scout and Jem. He was doing his best bofere Aunt Alexandria came and when she arrived he heard all about what she thought he was doing wrong. Atticus wants his children to be good, happy people. Aunt Alexandria wants them to a lady and gentleman. Atticus struggled to find a way to teach them both.Aunt Alexandria wants Scout and Jem to appreciate their heritage and the family they came from. It was a sad thing that my father had neglected to tell me about the Finch Family, or to install any pride into his children (Lee 176). She wants them to see people the way she does, by their families place in Maycomb's society. Aunt Alexandria wants Jem and Scout to do what's best for the family'. By best for the family she means whats best for the family's reputation.I think Atticus is more concerned with his children doing the right thing and turning into good, respectable people than people who share Aunt Alexandria's values.
Jenn Last updated on January 29, 2013 at 2:36am
Thanky Thanky for all this good inofmration!
Lukman Last updated on January 29, 2013 at 3:26am
Atticus want to be a good father to Scout and Jem. He was doing his best brofee Aunt Alexandria came and when she arrived he heard all about what she thought he was doing wrong. Atticus wants his children to be good, happy people. Aunt Alexandria wants them to a lady and gentleman. Atticus struggled to find a way to teach them to be both.Aunt Alexandria wants Scout and Jem to appreciate their heritage and the family they came from. She wants them to see people the way she does, by their family's place in Maycomb's society. Aunt Alexandria wants Jem and Scout to do what's best for the family'. By best for the family she means whats best for the family's reputation.I think Atticus is more concerned with his children doing the right thing and turning into good, respectable people than people who share the same values as Aunt Alexandria.