Write a series of letters that two main characters in the novel might have written to one another during the course of the entire novel.
Letter # 1
Scout → Dill
I hope you are doing ok and that you had a pleasant trip back to Meridian. I already miss all the fun we were having with Jem. You coming to Maycomb was the best thing that could havehappen to us. I wish you write back soon so I can know how you are doing. About how I am doing, I can tell you that I am very excited. I am going to be starting school soon. We are making the preparations for that and I have a lot of expectations.
Please write back.
Letter # 2
Dill → Scout
I already miss you guys too. I can’t wait for it to be summer againto keep trying to see what is up with the Radleys’ house. It gives me the creeps. The trip was fine and it was good seeing my mom again. Being with Aunt Rachel was good but there is nothing like being home with mom.
I’m glad you will be starting school soon. Let me know how that goes. I hope you don’t get in a lot of trouble. Plese tell Jem and your dad that I said hi.
Letter # 3
Scout → Dill
You have no idea how happy I got when I received your letter. It is nece to know that we can still be friends even if you are over there at Meridian. About school, let me tell you that it was definitely not what I expected. I think I hate it. My teacher is called Miss Caroline and I don’t think she likes me very much. She even got mad because Iknew how to read already. Can you believe it? I don’t think she understands children very well either. Let me explain. A boy in my classroom did not have lunch or money, the teacher offered him a quarter so that he could buy lunch and told him that he could pay her back later. His family is poor and big, they even pay dad with hickory nuts, turnip greens and other goods when they need legalhelp, so there is no way that he is going to be able to pay that quarter back. I tried to tell that to Miss Caroline but she did not understate that I was not trying to make fun of him; I was just stating something that I know for a fact. She even got so frustrated that she slapped my hand with a ruler!
At lunch that same day, Walter, the boy of my classroom, came to our house because Jeminvited him over after I rubbed his nose on dirt for getting me in trouble with the teacher. That boy has some weird taste… He puts molasses all over the meat and the vegetables! It looked disgusting. I asked why he did that and Calpurnia (you remember her right?), slapped me in the kitchen and told me that I should be a better hostess. It looks like I can never say what I think or things how Isee them. Just hope it was summer again.
Letter # 4
Dill → Scout
I hope things are going better for you when you receive this letter. I don’t think your teacher know too much what she is doing. If it was me, I would be very happy that you knew how to read or write at such a short age. Don’t worry, school will get better with time, you will see. If ithelps, I hated school too at the beginning.
I’m sorry about all the problems that you have gotten into because of that Walter boy, but I guess not everybody thinks the same as us. As for you not being able to speak your mind, I understand you, grownups sometimes have some weird rules about what is correct and polite to say and do and we can’t do anything about that. Write back soon.
Letter # 5
Scout → Dill
You are not going to believe what happened! Somebody is leaving me and Jem stuff in the knothole of one of the Radleys’ oak trees. First I found two pieces of chewing gum on my way back from school, I started chewing them but Jem made me spit them out. Then, another day we found two old indian-head pennies in the same...