Tkam speech Essay

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To Kill a Mocking Bird speech. For my to kill a mocking bird speech I chose to do the paradoxical commandment that says, “Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. (Give the world the best you have anyway)”. I chose this one because I feel like many characters had a situation in TKAM where they may have felt this way. The examples I chose to use that really stuck out to me were Atticus and the trial; Boo Radley and his reputation; Tom Robinson and his death. Scout and her personality, Dill and not being able to get Boo out of his house, and of course African Americans and the racism in Maycomb. I think it's pretty obvious why I chose Atticus and Tom Robinson's trial. Throughout the whole book …show more content…
But the truth of the matter was that Boo simply just enjoyed being on his own. It wasn't that he was insane he was just a loner at heart. In many instances we see Boo's kind personality. Like when he put the blanket around Scout, or when he saved Jem's life. So when I say the commandment I chose fits Boo I mean it in the way that even though Boo really meant no harm and had good intentions almost all of Maycomb believed the polar opposite. Boo should “give the world the best he has anyways” because despite what everyone else believes he knows who he is as a person. If I were in Boo Radley's situation I would have done the same. I just wouldn't have bothered with people's gossip about me cause I truly do believe that as long as you know where you stand as a person and you're happy with it, than you have nothing to worry about. My third example is Tom Robinson and his death. I said this because from the start everyone knew he was innocent it was for the pure fact that he was of a different race. Even though he helped Mayella by fixing things up around the house she still accused him of terrible things. Basically Tom gave the world his best by being a good man and helping Mayella and giving her company and got kicked in the teeth by being brought to trial for the crimes her
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