Boo Radley Innocent Analysis

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Innocent is defined as being not guilty of a crime or offense. These are good innocent people who are still hurt even though they did nothing wrong, these people are called Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds symbolize people who are proven innocent but are still harmed.
Jem doesn’t understand what is right and what is not because he still has childhood innocence Jem playing the Boo Radley clearly his childhood innocent because he doesn't understand it is wrong to make fun of someone you have never met “No, putting his life’s history on display for the edification of the neighborhood” and Jem replies with “I didn’t say we were doing that, I didn’t say it!” (Lee 65). This quote clearly shows that Jem didn’t understand how mean it was to play the Boo
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Nobody has seen in over 15 years and everyone except his brother Nathan knows what he looks like. Boo Radley is first looked at as someone who is insane and crazy but throughout the book Scout and Jem have friendly encounters with Boo. ¨Boo was about 6 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---if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. 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. (Lee, 16). Boo Radley is perceived as this wild ugly horrible beast who is ugly and wouldn't fit in with their society. By saying he eats raw animals and squirrels the people of Maycomb are calling him a beast. They always have this negative thought of what Boo is like in their head even though it might not be true. As the book progresses the people then find out what Boo is really like and how he actually looks. I looked from his hands to his sand stained khaki pants; my eyes traveled up his thin frame to his torn denim shirt. His face was as white as his hands, but for a shadow of his jutting chin. (Lee, 362) This actual description of Boo Radley shows us how what the people thought of him before they knew him. Boo radley turns out to be a pretty put together and good guy, and since he helped scout and Jem he went from being a horrific…show more content…
Scout loses her childhood innocence throughout the story as she grows up and realizes not everything you do is acceptable. Miss Maudie ¨Do you think Boo Radley is still alive?¨ says Scout (Lee, 57). Scout clearly isn't mature enough to realize this question is not appropriate to be talking about with your neighbors because it isn't the right environment or person. Also tone Miss Maudie responds with clearly gives off the impression that she does not think Scout have asked that question. Scout then realizes that boo isn't such a bad person. You're right we better keep this and the blanket to ourselves. Someday, maybe, Scout can thank him for covering her up.¨ ¨Thank who?¨ ¨Boo Radley¨. Scout was too focused on the fire to realize Boo who she had previously thought was different and weird because she was young and believed anything. Had now helped which really helps her realize that not everyone and thing is what people say they are.
“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The mockingbirds in this story are people who fought for themselves to be looked at as innocent
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