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To Kill a Mockingbird - 2

  • Date Submitted: 12/18/2012 04:13 AM
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"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill.  "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."  "You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem.  "Clowns are sad; it's folks that laugh at them."  "Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown.  I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."  ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 22

To whomever this may concern. This is my letter to you, whoever you may be. The reason why I decided to write this is I feel like I have the need to share my feelings and thoughts. Like in the quote above, I’ve always been the clown people have been laughing at, simply because I chose to be myself. A clown in public would stand out with its big red nose and clumsy oversized shoes, so did I, but as a young girl. On the day of 28 April 1926 I was born.   And I grew up to be more of a boy than a girl, a rebellious tomboy with a sense of fine literature. My best friend was a boy naked Truman Capote, who later also would be an author.   I never wanted to be one of those classy ladies, I lived be the words ‘’I am who I am’ ’and nothing could stop me for being myself.   I might have been the clown in the circle which the audience laughs at, but now in my grown up years, I’ve come to realized people often laughs away differences that they can’t accept and that it might even frighten them. But look where I am today. In the middle of it all, laughing at the people who ever doubted me.   The years went by, and I started in Monroe County High school, where my interest for English literature began. Unlike the other girls in school I chose to focus on my studies and writing instead of boys and fashion. Books and words was all I needed, it satisfied me in a way people never could, and when I started at the University of Alabama I was known to be a loner and individualist. But my interest for writing just kept on growing, and it still was...


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