Boo Radley Locked Up Analysis

1136 Words5 Pages
I predict Scout and Jem will not meet Boo Radley because he is locked up and they are afraid of him. The first reason that Scout and Jem will not meet Boo is because all the doors and windows of the house are closed up. This helps prove that Boo is locked up because no one in town leaves their doors and windows closed up because everyone knows everyone and there are few secrets in Maycomb. If the doors and windows are locked up it shows that no one is living there. Another reason Boo is locked up because he stabbed his dad in the leg. This quote from the book helps explain what happens “As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg… so Boo was locked in the courthouse basement” (Harper Lee 13-14). This explains how Boo was actually locked up for his actions which is a…show more content…
People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him” (Harper Lee 10). This quote helps explain that Boo is locked up because Scout and Jem, as well as most people in town, have never seen Boo inside of the house or outside of the house. They also will not meet Boo because they are scared of him. During the story they explain that when something happens in the town, Boo is to blame. This quote helps explain some of the crimes or scary acts, “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows… people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated” (Harper Lee 10). This quote proves that Scout and Jem are scared of Boo because of the gruesome acts and small crimes he is blamed for, but may not have even committed. In the story they also explain how Scout and Jem run past the house and do not walk past the house. This quote proves this, “Jem said he reckoned he wasn’t, he’d passed the Radley Place every school day of his life. ‘Always runnin’,’ I said (Harper Lee 16-17). This proves that they are scared of Boo because Scout explains how Jem runs past the
Open Document