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Boo Radley Character Analysis Essay

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Arthur Radley (Boo) from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a young man, living in Maycomb, Alabama, who is portrayed much differently to what he really is. Arthur is very reclusive, and has minimal interactions with others in his community. Boo Radley is also misunderstood, being unable to show who he really is in the community. He is also a very mysterious character in the book whose character is portrayed differently as people know Arthur as someone in their community that is dangerous and occasionally violent. First of all, being very reclusive could be a trait related to Arthur Radley. He is a reclusive young man, who to the people of Maycomb, Alabama portrays very differently. An example that is given in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Miss Maudie’s house catches on fire, and Arthur puts a blanket around Scout: “Atticus said: you’re right. We’d better keep this and the blankets to ourselves.
Scout can thank him for covering her up.” “Thank who?” I asked. “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you.”
(Lee, 96)
Using the information in the quotation, it explains that Arthur is so shy that he cannot even put a blanket on someone without feeling a sense of reclusiveness because he is embarrassed . A reason that he could be reclusive, was the way he
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This scenario really showed Boo’s character and who he really is being a part of his community. In the story, it really shows that Boo is protective of the Finch children, especially during Miss Maudie’s house fire, when Arthur Radley approached the scene and left a blanket over Scout’s shoulder. After all, Arthur Radley really showed who he is and that he could take part in his community if he really wanted to, and that he also cares about the people in his community that also care about
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