Boo Radley Character Analysis

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As known to mankind, change means to transform or become different, whether it happens overtime or spontaneously. To humans, change is a normal everyday occurrence, good or bad. In the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many characters undergo change. One of the characters that experience the most distinct change is Arthur “Boo” Radley. When Jem and Scout were younger, they hear and create myths about a monster who conceals himself in his dark, mysterious house, never showing himself. Eventually, Dill becomes intrigued, using his creative imagination to add more details for enhancement. However, as the three children grow up, they begin to think differently about this monster, considering the fact that he may not be one after all. Instead, he is just an ordinary man, maybe even a hero. Boo Radley transforms from appearing as a mysterious and reserved monster to being recognized as a real hero because of the events concerning his uncertain past and the slow, yet sure build up of trust to where he finds the confidence, and capability to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attack. Rumors spread quickly throughout Maycomb, and one of the most mysterious and alluring is the one of the monster, Boo Radley. Few people know the truth behind Boo’s reasons for his seclusion-- most of those such as Atticus Finch refuse to speak openly on the matter, especially in front of the children. Because many do not know how accurate the myths are, they assume his life story,
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