Boo Radley's Development In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The first development in Scout I have concluded is her perception of Boo Radley, at the start of the book, Scout would hear neighborhood myths about Boo Radley eating squirrels, his physical features, and him being a legendary monster. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time (Lee 16). As the story progressed so did Scout maturity. Scout no longer have fears about Boo Radley, but only curiosity, she starts to develop an understanding that the trinkets found in the knot-hole of the Radley’s tree was a gesture of friendship, and soon starts to realize that Boo is not a monster after he puts a blanket over Scout during when Mrs. Maudie house is burning down. Near the end of the novel, it turns out that Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell, and for the first time she sees Boo Radley in the…show more content…
The first event that impacted Scout is her first day of school. At her first day of school, she is introduced to a new teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher. Scout gets in trouble with Miss Caroline in the afternoon. Walter Cunningham, a boy in Scout’s class did not bring a lunch and Miss Caroline offers money to buy some. However, Walter is too poor to pay back Miss Caroline, while Miss Caroline does not understand, Scout explains the Cunningham’s situation but is disciplined anyway. Jem later invites Walter for supper after getting beaten up by Scout. At the supper table Walter pours molasses all over his food, Scout is surprised and is taken in the kitchen where she was lectured by Calpurnia. Scout learns from Cal that since Walter is her guest then she should respect him and anybody who sets foot in the Finches house, no matter what their social class, (Lee 33). This lesson from Calpurnia taught Scout to have manners for people and to treat most people like they are not better nor worse than
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