There are many rumors that spread around the town. A rumor about Boo Radley started and spread quick, ¨... Boo drove the scissors into his parents leg…,¨ as he was sitting in his house cutting up newspaper for his book (Lee 13). Boo never goes outside so no one has ever spoken to him, no one knows if this actually happened. They also assume Boo is not the greatest person because, ¨… darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it.
A lot of people viewed Boo Radley as a monster who could not leave is house. That was not the case Boo was a nice person who helped people without them knowing some times. One night Scout and Jem were walking home after the event they were attended, Bob was following the kids home and he was intened trying to hurt them. Jem was attacked by Bob and Jem told his sister to run home. Scout was knocked down because of the custom she was wearing.
Rumors say that most crimes are done by him, mostly nocturnal events like mutilated chickens and pets. Jem had never seen Boo. Dill, a friend of Jem, dared him to touch the Radleys House so Boo Radley would come out. ‘Jem threw the gate open and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful.’ At first he was scared, but since his pride of never backing out on a dare was too big, he did it anyway.
When people’s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work” (Lee 9). Scout recalls Boo with a negative connotation, claiming he is nearly a criminal. Much like the rest of the children in Maycomb, she judges Boo without
So when all the guys went into town and left lennie alone back at the barn, everything went wrong. First of all, lennie had seen the light of Crooks barn room. Crooks is a black man, ¨He kept his distance and demanded people to keep theirs¨ ( John Steinbeck 67). Lennie had entered the room.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley is a man who always stays shut up inside of his house which causes many rumors about him to be spread around the town. For instance, at the end of chapter 14 it’s stated “Dill?”/ “Mm?”/ “Why do you reckon Boo Radley’s never run off?”/ Dill sighed a long sigh and turned away from me./ “Maybe he doesn 't have anywhere to run off to…” This shows how Boo Radley is emotionally struggling because people always are assuming things about him that can cause him to feel uncomfortable around others. At the end of the book Boo Radley acts afraid of everything like when it says “Will You take me home?’ He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark.”
but before he arrived he called the house to make sure nobody went into baby Charles’ room between eight to ten PM because he didn 't want Charles Jr to be “coddled”. (Townsend 6.) Also after they realized the baby was gone “Anne and the servants searched the house, starting in the nursery, and none of them saw the ransom note on the window sill. Yet Lindbergh discovered it after returning to the nursery alone.” (Townsend 11.)
Growing up Jem and Scout they heard of a man named Boo Radley. They heard rumors about how Boo was a murderer and that he is locked up in the basement of his parents house. The Radley’s house was just few houses down from Jem and Scouts and being kids they were very curious. They created games, but out of those games held their true opinions of how they felt about Boo. Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....
[t]hey did not go church...had no screen doors… [and] when the younger Radley boy [Boo] was in his teens…[he] formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb…”(Lee 11-13). This quote exhibits how the rumors spread not knowing if true or false by the town. It enhances the reason why he is an outsider, because the community basically disowned him and his family.
Despite hearing that his old co-worker’s letter is in a magazine, Carlson refuses to be a part of the conversation because of how bad Candy’s dog smells. Candy’s dog smells very bad and is getting old and worn down, so Carlson starts talking about how he can shoot the dog to end its and everybody else’s suffering. Candy has a strong connection to his dog that Carlson doesn’t care about. After the conversation about shooting Candy’s dog, Steinbeck says, “Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal. And Slim gave him none,” (Steinbeck, 1937, p,47).
Virtually every single person in the house only treated Matt properly when El Patrón is present and tries to avoid Matt as much as possible. Matt is now eleven years old and the only people that accept him are Celia, María, El Patrón, and Tam Lin. Celia is his caregiver. Since Matt is a clone, he has no parents. Celia doesn’t allow him
Batman, although he may seem childish, is a great example of grit. His parents were shot and killed in an alleyway one night while they were walking home leaving him all alone. The only other person he had in the world to care for him was his caring butler Alfred. RIght then he could have just given up and hid away in his enormous mansion never doing anything again. But he didn’t he got angry because at that point he realized that his city was being taken over by criminals and he wanted to start stopping them.
In addition to showing how the poor are trapped in the social codes and classes of society, the imprisonment throughout the book also shows how those who are perceived as “different” are also unable to escape from their roles. This group is represented by Arthur, or “Boo,” Radley. In the beginning of the book, Boo’s past is explained, including how he was locked in the courthouse basement for supposedly stabbing his father in the leg with scissors. Scout recalls the story, explaining that the sheriff “hadn’t the heart to put him in jail alongside Negroes, so Boo was locked in the courthouse basement” (14).
Is a character’s first opinion on someone the opinion they keep throughout the book? Often a character’s opinion on someone else changes as the story progresses or the character ages and matures. This is seen with the characters Jem and Scout Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book in follows the main character Scout, along with her brother, as they grow up in a small town in the South during the 1930s. As they get older, they start to experience that not everyone is like them or thinks like them.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Realities can be Masked by Rumors In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the major themes resides in the fact that while people come and go, rumors last forever. Dill, one of the characters in this novel, has a sudden and profound realization which embodies this idea: "I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time... It's because he wants to stay inside" (227).