One of their neighbors, Boo Radley, is very mysterious. Jem and Scout are very curious about the Radleys in general. This is because the Radley house always has it’s shutter down and the only person that comes out of the house is Nathan Radley. Harper Lee uses symbolism throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird to introduce characters, show Atticus’s motivation, and build suspense. First off, Harper Lee uses symbolism to introduce characters.
At first, Boo Radley was viewed by Jem and Scout only by what they had heard from Rumors and Stories. One of the early stories they heard, having to do with Boo stabbing his own father in the knee with a scissors, gave them a strange intake on Boo. According to Boo’s father though, Boo Radley wasn’t
Boo Radley is a mysterious recluse who was known for being a delinquent as a teenager. Many people in Maycomb believed the fabrications made about Boo because he isolated himself, a predilection that was unacceptable in Maycomb (Lee 11). The town created a fictitious profile of Boo and misjudged him. In the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley was portrayed as a monster that sparked the interest of Scout and Jem as they made various attempts to try to get Boo to leave his house. As the novel progresses, Scout and Jem realized that “Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time … because he wants to stay inside" (Lee 304).
A recap of the film Gran Torino is all about a strong-willed racist veteran called Walt Kowalski living in the neighborhood with Hmong immigrants, from Southeast Asia. Walk virtually detested and resented all the Asians and everything around him. He called them ‘gooks’ and ‘chinks’ but the Hmong’s ignored his abuses. Walt lived alone and it seems his wife had died to live him two sons, with whom he had little relationship. His teenage neighbor, Thao was pressurized by his gang to steal his car, and Thao came one evening perform the act, unfortunately, Walk caught him.
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.”
Harper Lee stresses to the reader that it is immoral to harm the innocent. For Example, Boo Radley is an example of a mockingbird. Locked in his house because of his past mistakes, Boo Radley desperately seeks connection with the outside world. The kids begin noticing that the objects they find in the knothole belong to someone and are important to that person.
Lee shows this in many ways and one of those ways was with Boo Radley. “Boo Radley 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). Even though they had never met or seen Boo, the children have heard many rumours about him from neighbours which shows that they have cast him out of their society. In the first few chapters, Scout is afraid of Boo Radley because of the stories she hears about him. “Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three fold, every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us” (74).
On the night when Atticus faces the lynch mob outside the prison, Jem refuses to leave his side on his father’s orders, since only a child would do so. ” He [Atticus] put the newspaper down very carefully, adjusting the creases with lingering fingers. They were trembling a little. ” Go home, Jem,” he said. ” Take Scout and Dill home.”
Moreover, Scout learns that is very important that she shouldn’t judge people too quickly, when she meets Boo Radley. Before she met him, Scout believed all the rumors that people said about them. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall...hands were bloodstained…long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten…” (Lee 14) these rumors led to her thinking Boo was a monster. However, at the end of the book when Scout meets Boo, he is nothing like the character she was led to believe.
The question I had to ask him would have to dig deep down into my little brothers sub conscience thoughts, but also be dumbed down to the point that a young child could understand, so I had to do what any normal teenager would do and ask him why he was acting very different. So the answer I got was that he was having nightmares about being chased by terrorist who wanted to kill him. To help him understand the world we live in I had to show him a movie that no kid should ever watch, it was The Texas Chainsaw Mascara. After we watched the movie I exampled to my brother that sometimes we live in a world that is filled with bad people, and sometimes those bad people team up to form a group of people who like to cause mayhem to innocent people. After that he then said “ how do we stop them”, then I said “ we stop them by not showing them free, an fighting back no matter what it takes”.
The children in particular think that Boo is a bad person and is a man they should be scared of, but he has only ever shown kindness towards the children. This is first shown after Jem retrieved his pants from the schoolyard, telling Scout,“ ‘...they were folded across the fence...like they were expectin’ me’ ” (Lee 58). This proves that someone knew why Jem had lost his pants, which only Jem, Dill, and Scout knew. The children had been at the Radley house earlier that evening, so it is very likely that Boo saw the children from inside and knew they were out.
An example of this is Arthur “Boo” Radley, a recluse, who is rarely seen outside since his childhood. Rumors flew about him among the town’s children. In the beginning of the novel, Scout explains the various superstitions associated with him: on dark nights, he peeped through people’s windows, flowers froze because he had breathed on them, and fruits and nuts that came from trees near the Radley house were poisonous. These notions cause Radley to be seen as a sort of phantom or ghost in Scout’s mind, similar to the Boogeyman. Scout eventually discovers that Radley’s behavior was not of his own volition, but rather due to a cruel and abusive father, and learns to see things from his perspective.
Dill is an important character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Dill sparks the interest of Authur Radley to Jem and Scout. In the book, Dill gets Jem to go past the gate and touch the house, and Jem, Dill, and Scout go sneak into the Radley's backyard. Dill is also an example of childhood innocence. Dill shows Scout how you can't just assume with people.
Ismaelia alba 2nd hour Dill Have you ever heard of Dill in the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. He is one of the most interesting and complex characters in the whole novel. He was called Dill by his friends, although his real name is Charles Baker Harris.
You have probably walk in someone else's shoes. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee many characters display what it's like to walk in someone else’s shoes. One of the best qualities a person can have is the ability to understand someone else’s feelings and difficulties. Atticus teaches this quality with his advice to put themselves into someone else’s shoes. Taking this advice, Scout and Dill learns what it's like to be boo Radley and how to assess situations.