Boo Radley transforms from appearing as a mysterious and reserved monster to being recognized as a real hero because of the events concerning his uncertain past and the slow, yet sure build up of trust to where he finds the confidence, and capability to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attack. Rumors spread quickly throughout Maycomb, and one of the most mysterious and alluring is the one of the monster, Boo Radley. Few people know the truth behind Boo’s reasons for his seclusion-- most of those such as Atticus Finch refuse to speak openly on the matter, especially in front of the children. Because many do not know how accurate the myths are, they assume his life story,
After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church. When Ponyboy returns to society after being in the hospital. He finds himself meeting with Randy, Bob's best friend. Pony is suppried when Randy tells him that he's sorry for Pony and how Bob's parents never gave him limits. This changes Pony’s belief that all socs were evil because”Randy was too cool to feel anything yet there was pain in his eyes.”(116)Pony continues to hate the socs but this changes his view on the socs and reminds him they're human too.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
“Do not judge my story by the chapter that you walked in on.” Nobody knows who wrote this quote however it is very good nonetheless. This quote shows that one should not judge another without first learning about their past and holds great significance in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. More specifically this pertains to Boo Radley. Over the course of To Kill a Mocking Brid Boo is seen as a maniac but as the story progresses the readers view of him changes from a crazed psychopath to simply a misunderstood boy. In the beginning of the story Boo is seen as crazed psychopath who eats cats and spies on people at night.
Through most of the book Boo is like a ghost, Scout never sees him but his presence is felt throughout the story. For example:The gifts that Boo left in the tree made Scout and Jem happy even though they were scared of him. At first they were suspicious e.g. not wanting to eat the chewing gum, but it soon became fun for them. The soap dolls meant that someone who had Jem and Scout had carved them and the fact that Nathan Radley filled in the hole makes the reader suspicious that Boo is responsible for the gifts.
The reader first learns of Boo when Scout explains the rumors to Dill. She states, “The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb… Jem said he ‘bought cotton,’ a polite term for doing nothing- but Mr. Radley and his wife had lived there with their two sons as long as anybody could remember”(Lee 10). The Radleys had a reputation in the town, especially Boo and this causes them to be
He was an outsider and no one really thought much about him, except to gossip, but Boo turned out to be so much more. “His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor’s image blurred with my sudden tears. “Hey, Boo.” I said”(Lee 362). And so, when everyone thought of Boo as no more than a crazy eccentric, maybe even a monster, one little girl saw the real Arthur. Just a nice but shy man.
The people of Maycomb are ignorant when it comes to race, and the Finch children are innocent and do not know what’s really involved with the case taken up by their father. In the beginning of the book, the children are fixated and intrigued by Boo Radley. He remains mysterious to the town of Maycomb, and they go around to all their neighbours to gather gossip and stories. Throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” there are many different ways and times the contrast between knowing and not knowing appears. In the beginning of the story, the children are obsessed with the mystery of Boo Radley, their neighbour who never leaves his house.
The children are also able to make their own opinions about most of the situations that they see. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the setting of Maycomb County helps shape the kind of people Jem and Scout Finch will become by having the children see racism within the town firsthand, and by allowing them to see how Boo Radley was an outcast of the town. They also have their father, a good role model, to show them why judging someone can be wrong. The first way that Maycomb County helps to shape the people that
His lack of empathy towards her allowed him to do the logical and sensible action on what to do for Blanche. Blanche has attempted many men to feel empathetic for her; two of these men are Mitch and Stanley. Mitch, who is greatly in love with her, becomes empathetic for her when he learns about her sad history. His resilience is weak when he learns about the rest of her story. Then there is Stanley, whom doesn’t care for
At the beginning “To kill a mocking bird”, Jem was very carefree and untroubled, but throughout the novel, he changed for the worse. Jem was always playing with Scout and Dill without a worry on his little mind until the life of adulthood got to him one day. Jem slowly stopped hanging out with friends, just to begin worrying about harshness of everyone in Maycomb. I believe when everyone began calling Atticus a “nigger lover”, Jem began to get more harsh toward everyone, even his dearest sister, Scout. If scout were to as to play before, Jem would hop right to it and they would go play a game down the street, but now, Jem would give his sister the cold shoulder and tell her to grow up.
He can be compared to a mockingbird because of his innocence. This can be seen when he leaves gifts for Jem and Scout. Boo is actually a very shy character who is often misjudged by society, including Jem and Scout. As the story goes on, we find Scout beginning to realise Boo 's situation when she tells Atticus that exposing Boo would be "sort of like shootin ' a mockingbird, wouldn