Boo Radley Quotes

730 Words3 Pages

The Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee portrays the life of a young girl, Scout, and her family who live together in Maycomb, Alabama circa 1930s. Scout lives next to some fascinating people that have legends and myths made about them because of their back story. One of them being Boo Radley. Boo was locked away in his house by his parents for most of his life after committing crimes that put him away for good. After the news got out about his vanishing into the Radley house forever many stories were made up about him. Scout and her brother, Jem have both been told untrue and rude stories, myths and claims about Boo Radley but these ideas of him start to change by the end of the book. We can see their …show more content…

On page 8 our narrator, Scout, tells us “Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work.” Then on page 319 she says “He was holding my hand with no sign of letting go. ‘will you walk me home?’” The first quote shows us Scout at the beginning of the book telling us how everyone considered him to be a criminal just because they hadn't ever seen him before. These assumptions made everyone feel as though he was unsafe to be around, when they hadn't ever met him. The second quote shows after the plot had taken place and the book had almost come to an end and we can see how Scout and him have now met each other. Through this encounter we can tell that Boo Radley is a very kind person who had just been isolated for years of his life making people think he was bad. He even asks Scout if she could walk him home and become her …show more content…

On page 9 our narrator, Scout, tells us “When peoples Azalea’s froze in a cold snap it was because he breathed on them.” We can see how people mischaracterized him just because they didn’t know him and haven’t ever met him before. By the end of the book Scout and Jem end up getting jumped and Boo Radley comes to the rescue. After they are beaten brutally by their attacker, Boo Radley comes out of the house for the first time in centuries to carry Jem back to his house so he can heal. This shows how he goes from being someone no one likes to being Jems

Show More
Open Document