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Pigs In The Mud In The Middle Of The Rud
by Lynn Plourde

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It was silly and no one should stand up to a bull

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

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Everyone has either seen someone being discriminated against or have been discriminated against, but as it contradicts something we know to be true, that are discriminations are always had a reason behind them, and revealing the truth behind it is easier to find it out in To Kill a Mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird we see the caste system, and how it operates in Maycomb County. The theme that is broadly shown how discrimination and putting people in different classes was very common in Maycomb. The caste system within the book first came to the reader’s attention when Aunt Alexandra tells Scout about it. In the book, it said, “there was indeed a caste system in Maycomb;" to her, "it worked this way: the older citizens, the present generation of people who had lived side by side for years and years, were utterly predictable to one another: they took for granted attitudes, character shadings, even gestures, as having been repeated in each generation and refined by the time”(Lee 131). We see here what the caste system is really is explained through the notes that Scout makes through her Aunts explanation. We see an example of the caste system through Ewell’s life. The book said, “The Jury learned the following things: their relief check was far from enough to feed the family, and there was a strong suspicion that Papa drank it up anyway-- he sometimes went off in the swamp for days and came home sick" (Lee 183). This shows Ewell’s household, but it also shows the surrounding of the environment. The system is shown to be only focusing on the past generation, and not on the person’s actions. All in all, we see how the caste system was in effect throughout Maycomb County. We see the definition of the caste system, and how it played out in the life of the Ewells. We see that the caste system operates in Maycomb County, and how the family ancestors affect what people think of the current generation in the town. The caste system is a way to discriminate and categorize people based upon their family’s history and livelihood.

Project Z A Zombie Ate My Homework
by Tommy Greenwald

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In the beginning Morbus was so deep into thinking it was as if he could not hear any thing except for his own thoughts. Than Morbus walk right into the middle of the street and he didn't even now then his eyes opened and his thoughts cleared. As soon as his eyes opened and he realized that his was in the middle of the street than he had to dive out of the away because there was a car coming done the road. It was a very close call a little to close if you ask but it add something to the story I was intrigued I thought he was actually that he might have got hit and that was only one of the turning points in part one. Some other events that caught my attention were in the part labeled Who I am is not Who I need to be, and it went on to explain the powerful people how look for him which add a little mysterious sense . Those were the parts that stood out to me. And so for I really love the book and tones the author is trying to send and it clearly through to me as a reader.

Pigs In The Mud In The Middle Of The Rud
by John schoenherr

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It was silly and not wise to stand up to a bull

Yes, No, Little Hippo
by Jane Belk Moncure

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I really liked it. It was about safety.

Just One More
by Jennifer Hansen Rolli

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I LOVE this book!

A Hidden Enemy
by Erin Hunter Survivors Series

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4 stars

Pigs In The Mud In The Middle Of The Rud
by John schoenherr

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It was silly and not wise to stand up to a bull

Lord Of The Flies
by William Goldings

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In the book we see many themes come and go for the reader to experience. We go from humanity and the need for civilization to this shadow beast figure. In the book, we see how the views on what the beast/shadow gives the book more of a mysterious tone to the book. While people may not think the shadow is a real thing; when the shadow on the island makes us see that there is one main topic which is all humanity's inherent evil. In the book, we see the shadow as a figure that either frightens or something that gave them motivation. In the book, Jack says, “we’re strong--we hunt! If there’s a beast, we’ll hunt it down! We’re close in and beat and beat and beat---!” (Golding 91). This shows that Jack thinks of the Beast as another wall in his way to becoming the chief of the island. The beast/shadow is shown more in chapter 8. When Simon and the head are talking to one another the head says, “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast… Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!… You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are? ” (Golding 143). We see how the head was telling Simon that evil is in everyone. The final way I found Golding was showing that every person has a dark side was in chapter 4. In the book, it says, “His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, the knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.”(Golding 70). Here Golding draws a connection between Jack and his passion to perform violence. A way that we saw Jack releases this void by killing the pigs and chanting about the act which has/will occur. We also see his desire to kill in the very first chapter when he got captivated with the fact of hunting for the tribe, but more on the hunting to feed in his ego. Ultimately, the shadow shows more and more how every human being has that side to them with the will to harm. We see the top three things that I saw the shadow symbolizing is how Jack is so motivated in killing this Beast. We also see how he has the desire to kill. This passion to kill has been shown when Jack kills a pig. Another respected that we also see is the head which talks to Simon. The head shows Simon that's the Beast is more mentally shown in human behavior than the physical portion. The big message from this passage is that all men inherit evil and that's what the shadow symbolizes in the book.

Love you Bunches
by Lauren Myracle

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3 stars


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