Boo Radley Conflicts

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Through setting, motif, and conflict in To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee demonstrates that one should not be afraid to grow up differently than the rest of society. Everyone should become one with themselves and not change for others around them. Jem and Scout are two kids that have not yet experienced how judgmental the world around them can be. They spend their summer days with their friend Dill trying to find out about Boo Radley. The Radley’s are one of the only people in the small town of Maycomb that don 't care about what society thinks about them. The Radley’s go against the society norm and are rarely seen outside of their house. This is a rare thing for Jem and Scout to see and it intrigues them. Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, teaches his kids not to care about what society…show more content…
When Scout went to get together with her family they were ashamed about how unladylike she was growing up to be. During the get together, Francis, Jem 's and Scout’s cousin says, “If Uncle Atticus lets you run around like stray dogs, then that 's his own business, like Grandma says, so it ain 't your fault...but I am here to tell you it certainly doesn’t mortify the rest of the family-.” (83). This shows that people do not like the way that Atticus is raising Scout. The Finches are expected to live up to their name as being one of the richest people in Maycomb and because of this the people in Maycomb believe that Scout should be more ladylike. Unlike the people in Maycomb, Atticus does not believe this. He often tries to shield Scout from the idea of being a perfect lady. He allows Scout to wear overalls instead of a dress and to run around Maycomb with Jem instead of staying inside which is what all of the other ladies in Maycomb did. This lets the reader know that not every lady has to live up to the ladylike expectations of
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