I chose Frederick Douglass because he lived one heck of a life. He was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland and ended up being high up in government and social class. Douglass was unlike most slaves, he was taught to read and write. This knowledge let Douglass actually understand what all the whites were saying about slavery and beable to read books and learn. When he started to gain power he helped speak out and spread his life story and knowledge of slavery before and after the civil war.
I chose Tim Seibles poem For Bothers Everywhere. I picked it because I liked his use of similes and how he could make a basic basketball game sound so interesting and different. I felt like the poem was written as a player telling the reader what he was seeing. Seibles uses alot of slang in this poem but more as a way to get thoughts across in a more interesting way. I wonder what audience this was aimed toward. How did he group lots of completely strange slang phrases that seem to make no since together but seem to just work and flow and make since?
The book To Kill a Mockingbird changed me because during the whole book the character Boo Radley was looked at as a killer and criminal. Boo Radley's house was a beater old falling apart house and no one had seen him during the entire book. When Jem and Scout were walking home from school after a school play and Bob Ewell was drunk and attacked Jem and Scout and knocked Jem out. Scout heard another person that seem to be fighting Bob and then heard running and Jem was gone so Scout ran home screaming for Atticus her dad and they found Jem in his bed and the sheriff from Bob dead where the kids just were and found Boo in the room with Jem. Boo Radley the guy everyone was scared of wasnt actually a bad guy and cared about the kids. After Jem woke up the Boo, Jem, and Scout all ended up being best friends. So what I got out of this was dont judge someone from there looks or what people say about them. Only judge when you actually know first hand.