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Overheard in a School Hallway

By Roy StevensPublished about a year ago 1 min read

"What if I reject Atticus Finch's definition of a hero, then?"

"What... why? A hero is someone who knows he can't win but tries to help against the odds."

"Close enough to what he says. So... then he goes and does just that. Some hero, 'Look at me; I'm a hero!'"

"Okay genius, who's the hero then? You already agreed Tom Robinson is victimized by the whole society."

"The agoraphobe who leaves his safe place to help the children is the hero. He does something which absolutely terrifies him in order to save Scout and Jem!"

"Huh, good point!"


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Just one bad apple can spoil a beautiful basket. The toxins seep throughout and...

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Comments (10)

  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)8 months ago


  • Grz Colmabout a year ago

    This is cool. I loved this little revisionist tribute!😁

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a year ago

    The things you hear in a school hallway... This is giving me more food for thought. It's interesting how the debate of what makes a hero really makes you evaluate what your own beliefs and morals are. It speaks to the side that the definition of a hero can be different to everyone, its just a matter of how you frame it.

  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    Man, spoiler alert 😜😜😜😜

  • Absolutely. Tom may not be the only hero, but he certainly is one of them.

  • Naomi Goldabout a year ago

    Wait, doesn’t everyone consider Boo Radley the hero?

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Good point, indeed. Well done.

  • Omggg, I totally agree with that kid! I have agoraphobia so I know how difficult it is to leave home and go into the world where people can see us. That is heroic. I'm a hero. Thank you Roy for making me realise who I am! Lol, just messing with ya! I'm just a crazy girl! 🤣🤣🤣😊

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    Haha, if only such intellectual conversations were overheard in the school hallway! But, honestly, sometimes they are! My favorite is when students keep up with a class discussion even after the bells rings and I can still hear them debating in the hall. Also, I loved the TKAM content--Boo Radley for the win!

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