To Killa Mockingbird Letter

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Christian Bokich English 2 To Kill A Mockingbird Unit Project Dear Friend, One person that affected my life was Boo Radley. He brought wonder, fear and then finally relief to my heart. At first kids thought he was evil. He was said to eat "raw squirrels and any cats he could catch". Scout and companions tried to meet Arthur (Boo) and get over their fear of him. They did not succeed. But he showed affection for them by leaving them gifts in a tree. Finally at the end he proves he is a good person by saving me and Jem's lives. In this instance I have found that to negatively prejudge someone is wrong. I also learned compassion. I also learnt about the ugliness of life, about death and pain. This lesson occurred while my brother had to read to a sick and dieing old lady. This lady's name was Mrs. Dubose. She had been a morphine addict and had decided to go clean till her death. To die as a free women, to die knowing she had won. Her head moved side to side. She would drool. "Her mouth seemed to have a private existence of it's own." After many reading sessions with her having a fit each time, she died one day. Probably the most important person in my life was the one who had set the best examples for me, Atticus. He taught me how to deal with people. One of his teachings was to be the bigger person. When Bob Ewell spit in Atticus's face and threatened his life, he did nothing and walked away. Two more models helped me develop. The first was a valuable example set by Atticus. He had been told to defend Tom Robinson. The case was a lost because he was beat before he began, and it would bring hardship to himself and my family. He knew this, but did not give up. It was the right thing to do. As he told his brother, "do you think I could face my children otherwise" I heard this conversation and understand it now. Again teaching this gives me a valuable example

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