One of the reasons that I predicted the kids will not meet Boo is because he is locked up. Boo has never been seen by anyone in the town. There are stories that he committed crimes and the beadle of the town locked him in the courthouse basement because he wouldn’t lock him up with the negros. For his crimes throughout the town, he was also sent to the state industrial school. After he returned home from the school Mr. Radley kept him locked up in the house and he was never seen again. The Radleys never went to church. Every Sunday their shutters and blinds were closed which was very uncommon in Maycomb, especially on Sundays. A tradition for every woman in Maycomb was to have tea on Sunday afternoons after church. This was not the case for Mrs. Radley, she stayed in the house all day without as much as looking out the window. …show more content…
There is a strange story that Boo was sitting in the living room, and when his parents came in the room he stabbed scissors into their leg. When the police showed up, Mrs. Radley was sitting in the living room perfectly fine. It was also told that at night Boo would be seen peering into the windows of his neighbors houses. Boo was so well known that if a negro was walking down the street, they would cross the street and under no circumstance walk past the house on the same side of the road. Boo was also part of a gang. It was made up of the worst kids in the town. They committed crimes all over the town and even had the guts to lock up the town’s beadle in the outhouse. When Jem would ask about Boo, Atticus would always tell her to mind her own business, and know that Boo was a bad person. These are the reasons that I predicted that the kids will not meet
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. In a small town where everybody knows everything about everyone. Including the mysterious, creepy house three doors south of Scout and Jem’s home. This is where Boo Radley lives; he is a man who killed his father by stabbing him with a pair of sissors. People around Maycomb say Boo exists, but Scout and Jem have never seen him before.
According to the text, “The doors of the Radley house were closed on weekdays as well as Sundays, and Mr. Radley’s boy was not seen again for fifteen years” (Lee, 10). After a young Arthur Radley got into trouble with a gang or sorts, his very restrictive and possibly abusive father made certain Boo wouldn’t get into trouble again. This was probably the reason for Arthur’s very hidden and isolated life. There were only two prior instances where Boo had been seen; once when Miss Stephanie Crawford stated she had seen Boo staring at her at night and once when Boo had supposedly stabbed his father in the thigh with a pair of scissors. This lack of interaction displays Boo’s isolation.
All of Boo’s mishaps happened before the children were even born and he was locked up when they were young. The kids are also very scared of Boo even though they have never seen him. The things they have heard about him are enough to give them nightmares for the rest of their lives. The children were greatly warned about the dangers of the Radley house. People described Boo as a malevolent phantom and say that he went out at night when it was pitch black and peeped in people’s windows.
So they were scared of him but really he was just scared. At the end of the book he ends up stabbing Bob Ewell to save the kids and carries Jem home and Scout finds out that Boo wasn’t a monster but is really a nice man who is cognitively impaired and has the mind of a child. And he didn’t come outside because he was scared of the sun and was scared of other
There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten, his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.” Little do they know that Boo Radley will play a huge part in their survival at the end of the book when the crazy Bob Ewell Attacks them and Boo Radley protected them, something that Jem and scout would’ve never imagined, But something that the reader could foreshadow. Due to Boo’s acts of kindness like when he returned Jem’s pants sowed after he got them caught on the barb wire fence while he was snooping and around and also the gifts he left in the knot of the tree that helped him build a deeper sentimental relationship with Jem and Scout even if the kids did not know it. Boo had built such a relationship with them that he had done something extremely courageous and protects Jem and scout from Bob
He had been being judged all of these years because of his youthful pranks. Boo and his friends had even stole a car and locked the county officer in the courthouse outhouse. It was even said that Boo had stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors. Boo’s father still keeps him at home as he wants to keep the family’s name clean. These stories, instead of scaring the kids, interests them and makes it all the more desiring to try and get him out from that house.
I predict that the kids are not going to meet Boo Radley. My first reason for this is that he is locked up. He is kept in prison at his house. He is in prison at his house for stabbing his dad with a scissors. The kids think that they keep Boo Radley chained to the bed most of the time.
First, the Town Council is able to get Boo home. When Boo stabs his father with a pair of scissors, he is sent to live in the courthouse basement because his father insists he did not do anything wrong, then “Miss Stephanie Crawford [says] some of the town council told Mr. Radley that if he [does not] take Boo back, Boo [will] die of mold from the damp” (Lee 14). Even though most of Maycomb is scared of Boo, his life is saved which he is then able to use to save Jem and Scout’s life. Another person, Atticus, tries to protect Boo’s personal space by telling the kids to leave him alone.
Boo Radley was locked up in the basement of the courthouse for 15 years because he did something wrong and the sheriff was going to take him to jail but instead his dad said no he’ll handle it and he locked him up in the basement for 15 years. Everyone thought that he was a bad man even though they never even met him plus he still thinks like a kid because he never had the chance to grow up because he just sat in the basement doing kid things for most of his life. Boo Radley left chewing gum and soap sculptures of Scout and Jem for them inside of a hole that was inside of a tree until his dad filled the hole up with dirt so Boo couldn't have anyway of communication with Jem and Scout. Boo Radley also came out and helped Jem and Scout when they were getting chased and beat up by Bob Ewell because their father defended a black man in court. Jem explains “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained”(16).
In the story Boo Radley plays the role of Scout and Jem’s guardian angel. He watches over them and helps them when they get into trouble. In the first chapters, the kids make fun of Boo, they taunt him. All they know about him is what they have heard, that he is a crazy man. Throughout the story though, Boo proves them wrong.
In the beginning of the book Stephanie Crawford, the town gossiper, justifies that she knows everything about Boo Radley. Scout and Jem are frightened by Boo Radley because of all the stories they have heard. Scout is terrified of the Radley place and calls Boo, a “malevolent phantom.” According to Miss Stephanie Crawford, Boo Radley was sitting in the living room cutting some items from the newspaper and when Mr. Radley had passed by him, Boo drove the scissors into his leg.
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee portrays the life of a young girl, Scout, and her family who live together in Maycomb, Alabama circa 1930s. Scout lives next to some fascinating people that have legends and myths made about them because of their back story. One of them being Boo Radley. Boo was locked away in his house by his parents for most of his life after committing crimes that put him away for good. After the news got out about his vanishing into the Radley house forever many stories were made up about him.
He could be locked up maybe because of when he stabbed his dad with a scissors. Its said that his father walked into the room while Boo was cutting things, and when his dad came by he stabbed him and just wiped the blood off the scissors and moved on with life. The sheriff wouldn’t put him into the jail with the negroes, so he got locked in the courthouse basement. The kids may also not meet Boo because they are afraid of him. They could be afraid of him because they always hear many stories about his house.
Throughout the novel, the children befriend Boo Radley, since he is a shut in and many children of the neighborhood are quite curious as to what he does inside all of the time. Boo and Scout came specifically close, him giving her a blanket when Maudie Atkinson’s house burned down and at the climax point when he makes his initial known physical appearance as he saves Scout and Jem when Bob Ewell attacks them. After the Tom Robinson trial, Jem and Scout are finally starting to see from his perspective as Jem says “Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time... it's because he wants to stay inside.
The novel To Kill A Mockingbird is compiled of thirty captivating chapters. There are many events that occur throughout these thirty chapters, and many relationships between the characters change. One such relationship is the one between Arthur, or Boo, Radley and Jem and Scout Finch. Although Boo only came out of his house once in the novel, his relationship with the Finch children was seemingly the most dynamic one in this novel. Ten-year-old Jem and six-year-old Scout naturally believed almost everything they heard, which is why they believed the horror stories about Boo and the rest of the Radley family that they heard from Miss Stephanie Crawford, the town gossip.