Memory Box/Time Capsule Scout FinchWhat are items you could include in a memory box or time capsule for Scout Finch? Why are they important/ how do they represent her? In what way could you...

Memory Box/Time Capsule Scout Finch

What are items you could include in a memory box or time capsule for Scout Finch? Why are they important/ how do they represent her? In what way could you decorate the box so as to represdent the time period/ character but also have it be visually appealing and something Scout would be proud of?

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Dill's light blue shorts that buttoned to his shirt when Scout and Jem meet him in Chapter 1 symbolize his childhood innocence that is often in contrast to the attitudes of Scout and Jem who have been raised in a very adult atmosphere.  For instance, in Chapter 22, Dill is so upset at Mr. Gilmer's treatment of Tom Robinson in cross-examination, but Scout claims Gilmer is supposed to act that way.

 

e-martin eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I also would include Scout's overalls. They represent her contrary nature, her tom-boyishness and her southern cultural background.

A newspaper would also indicate Scout's love of reading and connect to the time she spent learning to read with Atticus on evenings before she began going to school. 

A ham could also be used in a memory box to represent the costume she wore in the pageant.

Lori Steinbach eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I might consider covering it in brown paper, both because it was heavily used during that time but also as a reminder of the lesson she, Dill, and Jem learned about assumptions--the bottle was coca-cola, not liquor. It could also be decorated in any number of ways which suit a young girl, the time period, and the story.

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Of all of Scout's belongings, her overalls symbolize her best. They are a must entry for the memory box. I would probably include her baton which Jem used to destroy Mrs. Dubose's camellias and, if the box is big enough, the crushed wire that made up her ham costume for the Halloween pageant.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would include the items they found in the tree, left by Boo Radley.  I might also include the note the children tried to leave Boo, if they still have it.  For Scout, Boo Radley's myth and their interaction with him was a very important part of her childhood.

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