Boo In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Boo has helped Scout change her viewpoint from thinking that he’s a scary person who always stays inside to finding out that he actually cares about her and chooses to live inside because he prefers to stay where he can observe what’s going on in the town and protect people when needed, which helps teach Scout that you can’t assume things without knowing the facts. Scout starts out believing that Boo is a mean person who is out to her her and she quickly learns that Boo’s intentions aren’t to hurt her, but rather help her when she needs it most. For example, in the beginning of the book Scout was scared of Boo Radley and the Radley house as shown, “I ran by the Radley house as fast as I could, not stopping till I reached our porch”(Lee 44).…show more content…
For example, Scout was being considerate when she was calling Boo Mr.Arthur, and also when she was being nice to him by leading him around their house. An example is when she said this, “You’d like to say goodnight to Jem, wouldn’t you, Mr.Arthur? Come right in” (371). Knowing that because of what he did, he must really look out for the safety of the kids, and by letting him say goodnight to him Scout is allowing him to do that. This is a turning point for Scout because this is the first time she really sees the real side of Boo, and she quickly learns that he really is a nice guy. Another example is when Scout is standing on his porch after she walked him home and was thinking, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them, Just standing on the Radley porch was enough” (374). While she was standing on the porch, she saw things how Boo would of seen them, and she realizes then that Boo stays inside so he can closely monitor the kids and help them when they need it most. This changed Scout as a character because it makes her think about how she sees Boo and how it’s nothing like how he actually is. By believing the rumors she’s heard, she didn’t give him a chance to prove who he really is as a person, and for that reason, Boo helped Scout change her perspective on people and
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