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
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In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. In a small town where everybody knows everything about everyone. Including the mysterious, creepy house three doors south of Scout and Jem’s home. This is where Boo Radley lives; he is a man who killed his father by stabbing him with a pair of sissors. People around Maycomb say Boo exists, but Scout and Jem have never seen him before.
When they were younger, Scout and Jem believed Boo Radley was a scary man who had bloodstained hands, rotten yellow hands, and had drool running from his mouth. When in reality, he was actually the contrary. “When they finally saw him he hadn’t done any of those things… Atticus, he was real nice” Lee, page 281. When Scout finally saw Boo Radley she realized he was not how she had pictured years ago and that he was actually a very charitable human.
Boo Radley saved both of the children's lives from Bob Ewell, but he had to kill him to prevent Scout or Jem from getting seriously hurt. Even though it was Mr. Tates job to take Boo Radley (Or Arthur Radley) into jail. But he decided not to because “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird,” Arthur being the mockingbird in this situation. Besides the important lesson Scout showed us throughout the book, She also showed how her childlike innocence impacted the events around
Just like people target the mockingbird, people would tend to target Boo Radley. Boo Radley was innocent of all the crimes people claim he committed, but he just desires to stay inside and keep to himself. While reading the novel, I believe he yearns to stay inside because he does not wish to face the false rumors that have been spread about him. One of the last ways Boo is symbolized by the mockingbird is Boo protects Scout and Jem from harm. The mockingbird also protects people, not in the obvious ways, but the mockingbird sings music to comfort people and cause them to feel safe.
Boo Radley is a very quiet man who got into trouble with the law at a young age and has stayed inside his house since. Around town, he is seen as a bad man who is very weird for staying inside his house, and rumors about him are everywhere. Scout and Jem hear about this and are very interested about this, so they go and mess around at his house. Even with all these people thinking he is a weird, crazy person, Boo Radley is still a great person. When there was a fire, the kids were outside when it was cold, and Boo Radley was nice enough to wrap a blanket around Scout.
Throughout the book, Jem and Scout have multiple encounters with Boo Radley but never face to face. The first time they meet face to face is after Bob tries to attack them for being mad about the trial, but fails and dies. When they’re sitting in Jem’s room after his arm is broken, Scout, Jem, and Atticus find out that it was not Jem who killed Bob, but Boo. This changes Scout’s previous thoughts about how Boo was a crazy person, and makes her regret their previous actions in trying to break into his house. “Boo was our neighbor…
Harper Lee explores the idea of different effects on changing perspectives through the To Kill A Mockingbird novel set in 1930s Alabama in the fictional town of Maycomb and the developing relationship between the children and Boo Radley. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee presents a powerful message about the impact of changing perspectives on individuals and society as a whole. The novel follows the story of Scout Finch and her brother Jem as they develop a complicated relationship with their isolated neighbor, Arthur "Boo" Radley, who is rumored to be dangerous and mentally unstable. At the beginning of the novel, the children are fascinated with Boo Radley, because they have never seen him.
Over the course of time, however, Scout and Jem begin to understand Boo and learn that appearances are not always what they seem. Through various events and circumstances, Boo Radley’s real persona as a kind, thoughtful and courageous person is revealed, as he and the Finch children develop a special friendship. Rumors, especially untrue ones, can destroy a person from the inside out.
Although many things accumulated in Scout’s coming-of-age journey, the town's prejudice against Boo Radley was one of the main things that fueled her journey. One of the only constant things in this book is Scout’s wonder and fear about Boo and the lore surrounding him. At the end of the book, after the children get attacked by Bob Ewell, we learn that Bob Ewell was killed. We find out that the person responsible for the murder was Boo Radley. This changes a lot of what Scout and the readers think about Boo Radley.
Radley is understood to be mistreated by his father in his childhood and was locked away in his home for a minor infraction, making him the gossip of the town in Maycomb. Early in the book, Jem depicts Boo as a terrifying monster who had “blood-stained hands (pg.14)” and a “long jagged scar (pg.14)” from “din[ing] on raw squirrels and cats (pg.14)”. The author creates this gruesome imagery through the frightening connotations of Boo’s description to highlight the children’s’ negative perception of him. However, Boo is a hapless and innocent individual. The audience is first positioned to view Boo as such when he showed an unanticipated act of heroism, saving Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attempted murder.
Andrew Zikmund Miss Olson English 10 12 January 2023 Friendship of Boo Radley and the Children To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that has been read through the years since 1960. Written by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird was a personal memoir, even though it is fiction. While this book holds many valuable lessons and details about relationships, one relationship sticks through the novel. The relationship between Boo Radley and the children change throughout the novel, showing how important the theme of prejudice is in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Boo Radley, a recluse who seldom leaves his home, is initially depicted as a mysterious and menacing figure in the eyes of the children. They create vivid tales and rumors about him, fueling their curiosity and fear. However, as the story unfolds, Boo's true character is revealed. In a climactic moment of darkness, when Scout and Jem are attacked by Bob Ewell, Boo Radley emerges from his seclusion to save the children, ultimately sacrificing his anonymity and risking his own safety. This selfless act exposes the depth of Boo's character, challenging the assumptions made about him by
Boo Radley represents one of the “mockingbirds” in the book, and a mockingbird is someone that is pure and innocence in the world. He is a good person that is hurt by the evil of mankind. In a lot of ways, Boo Radley might have have wanted to stay shut up in his house after seeing some of the awful acts that the townspeople have committed. But after seeing the Finch kids being attacked by Bob Ewell he had no choice but to leave the comfort of his own home that he has been enclosed in for so long to come out and save them. All though it would have been easier for this man to stay in his house rather than leave and then be drug into court, he did what he knew would be right and rescued the
As she is constantly bombarded by these terrible comments about Radley, Scout grows terrified of him, and the accusations do not stop. “…he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch”. Scout believes these accusations of Boo, as did everyone else. Being a child, Scout is much more likely to believe Boo’s indictment. Conversely, her view on him is going to change