If he ever needed help and tried to seek it from the people of Maycomb, it is very unlikely that anyone would help him due to how he was viewed: a troubled man who could be a potential threat to society. When Atticus says that there are many other ways of making people into ghosts, he means that it does not have to be physical intimidation. He is suggesting to Jem that perhaps Boo Radley is being kept under control because Mr. Radley is using some other means. This is a powerful quote because it introduces ideas about how Boo Radley is treated at home. This also introduces Boo Radley as being a mockingbird.
Harper Lee uses Boo Radley and his past to show his innocence being destroyed by his childhood. Boo is a caring man that does not seek harm but society sees him as a psychopath for supposedly trying to kill the Radley family. For example, the text states , "As Mr.Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent 's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants and, resumed his activities" (13) and later on the text says "Mrs.Radley ran screaming into the street that Arthur was killing them all, but when the sheriff arrived he found Boo still sitting in the living room, cutting up the Tribune" (13). These quotes show Boo Radley with a different identity, causing others to be scared of going near him, and therefore isolating him from the rest of society. Mr.Radley was a "Foot-Washing Baptist", he believed anything pleasurable was a sin, he took away everything from Boo and put him under house arrest for making little mistakes.
The flames of gossip are, as usual, fueled thoroughly by Miss Stephanie Crawford and tend to be ridiculously twisted: “Boo was about six-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” (16). The general consensus in Maycomb is that Boo should be left alone - though Dill, an outsider, breaks this rule routinely - but rumors could be spread about him to an absurd extent. Anyone living in the county knows how to treat this strange member of their community, and those who behave differently are scolded - if they are children like Jem and Scout - or scorned. When Tom Robinson’s trial comes around, the entire county - or at least, the entire town - goes to see the event, making a sort of spectacle of it. It’s a totally public event, and something that
In the opening of Jeff the killer’s story readers are thrown into a scene where Jeff is lurking in the shadows of a child’s room ready to kill him. Before he can, the child wakes up, screams, and alarms his parents before Jeff can hurt him. Meanwhile in Boo Radley’s tale the town gossip, Stephanie Crawford, tells the children that Boo had once been watching her sleep from the window in the middle of the night. Despite Boo never trying to hurt Miss Stephanie, the story makes Boo Radley out to be a creepy entity looming over people, similar to
For the most part Darry knows what could happen to Ponyboy but dosen’t bother to even go out and look for him. “Our front door is unlocked incase one of the boys is hacked off at his parents and needs a place to stay” (S.E. Hinton 105). For this reason a soc could walk in the house or worse a murderer could walk in at any time and harm Ponyboy at any time. For the most part Darry has the decision of choosing to lock the door because he is the head of the house, because he chooses not to lock the door he is putting his family in danger of an intrusion.
He comes into Lee Chong’s grocery store, and suddenly Lee Chong “stiffened” (9). Mack then tries to convince Lee Chong to let him and the boys move into the Abbeville place. Mack tries to charm Lee Chong into it by making it seem like Mack and his friends living there would be helping Lee Chong by having someone to keep the building safe. After much thought, Lee Chong does agree, but only because he figures that Mack and the boys will stop stealing from his grocery (11). It’s sad that Lee Chong justifies letting Mack and the boys stay in his building only because they won’t be robbing him anymores.
Of Mice and Men Persuasive Essay “ Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.“. In the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George, one of the main characters, has to kill his best friend- Lennie Small. He does this for a few different reasons. Killing his best friend was justified though, for one George and Lennie were always on the move because Lennie always messed up, two, in the end when Lennie messed up again, Curly was going to make him suffer for killing his wife and breaking his hand. Third, George had to kill Lennie because lennie would have done it again.
The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, says, “Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time” (Lee 11). In this scene Miss Stephanie Crawford, Scout and Jem Finch are talking about Boo Radley. From this line the reader can tell that Boo does not go out of the house and he is mysterious. Furthermore, when Scout, Jem, and Dill pretend to be Boo and stab his father, this helps the reader build Boo’s characterization that he is evil. Atticus Finch’s views on racism are bespoke in Part I, to foreshadow what will happen at the Tom Robinson case.
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).
Boo Radley is an adult who did stupid things as a teenager and as punishment was that his parents locked him in his house a form of punishment. This resulted in him becoming a reclose trapped inside of his home trying to hold on to any of the remaining innocence he has, however he to winds up losing it and he does this by going outside to help Jem and Scout by saving their lives from Bob Ewell the wife of Mayellea Ewell. Boo Radley looses his innocence by leaving his environment and losing this innocence that he once had and that his parents tried to preserve as said by Diane Talgun, “Boo Radley left his safe environment… Hence he is like a mockingbird and assail him with public notice would be comparable to destroy a defenseless songbird who gives only pleasure to others.” (Talgun, 295) He is a person, who gave things to the kids through the tree, and fixed thing for and his final gift he gave them their lives by saving them but this resulted him leaving a peaceful environment and introducing himself to the world once more thus losing his innocence. All three of