Boo's Behaviour In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocence actions combine with Boo’s actions have changed the image of Boo, in their mind, from “inside the house lived a mavolent phantom” (10), a person that kills cats, eats squirrels, poisones pecans… to a neighbor that they can trust who saves them from Bob Ewell, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children can’t even come near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walks Boo up to…show more content…
This event has cleared all doubts about Boo away. At this movement, Boo’s image in Scout mind has completely changed, he becomes a real hero by saving Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. This action, indeed, makes Scout feels that Boo is a hero of her life. She says, “He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives” (373). By the end, Scout smiles at him and says, “Hey Boo” (362). This action shows that there were no more doubts but a strong bond between them. Scout doesn’t fear him anymore but contrary to that she trusts him. She also recognizes that Scout was a shy man and a really good friend. Because Boo always hides himself in the corner so Scout helps him to go out. She helps him to come into the real world. Furthermore, Scout also realizes that Boo is also a mockingbird by saying “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (370) to his father. Mockingbird is a symbol for innocence, just like Boo, who gets imprisoned by his father because of a childish prank. Boo has given Jem and Scout many gifts, gifts in the tree, a blanket around Scout’s shoulders, and most important at all, their lives. All of this event helps Scout grows up, becomes more mature, and recognizes Boo as a kind man. She becomes mature enough to learn that she needs to keep an open mind and don’t believe what rumor says, but give them a chances. After that lesson and events, Boo and Scout has became great friends which leads to the event that Scout walks Boo up to his front
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