His actions influence Jem and Scout’s development as a character. One of the main lessons that Boo teaches Jem and Scout that helps them develop their character is judgements of a person should not be made based on rumors, but should be made on a person’s actions. In the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout are petrified by the stories that they have heard about Boo. However, they learn that Boo is not the malevolent character that he is made out to be, for Jem and Scout understand that he is the one that puts items in the tree for them, fixes Jem’s pants, and saves their lives. To emphasize this, Mr. Tate tells Atticus that Bob Ewell killed himself, and when Atticus asks Scout if she understands this, she says that ‘“it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird’”(318).
“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.
Boo tries to have as many interactions with Jem and Scout as he can. Scout says, “We found gum and change in the cut hole of the tree…” Boo wants to be friends with Jem and Scout. After the Tom Robinson case Mayella's father attacks Jem and Scout to get back at their father, Boo helps them and ends up saving them. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the title is used as a metaphor for the purest hearts that were taken for granted. The mockingbird represents purity and kindness, Boo and Tom are mockingbirds.
*MOUTH* Harper Lee’s interpretation of Boo Radley’s philosophy illustrates his courage.At times when Boo leaves his home he doesn't harm anyone instead, he leaves Jem and Scout presents, covers Scout with a blanket during the fire, and eventually saves the children from Bob Ewell. Despite the pureness of his heart, however, Boo has been damaged by an abusive father. In Chapter 30, Scout tells Atticus that hurting Boo Radley would be “sort of like shootin’ a Mockingbird.” think it will be important for you to show the theory of Boo's character and what we come to find out is his actual character as you develop this theme of Boo's courage. He knows how all the townspeople viewed him as a phantom menace who haunted people and ate raw animals. (chp.1pg.9)
Growing up Jem and Scout they heard of a man named Boo Radley. They heard rumors about how Boo was a murderer and that he is locked up in the basement of his parents house. The Radley’s house was just few houses down from Jem and Scouts and being kids they were very curious. They created games, but out of those games held their true opinions of how they felt about Boo. Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off.
This is just one example of Scout somewhat challenging traditional gender roles. We see many cases of her doing this throughout the story. Scout was not afraid to pummel Cunningham even though he was a boy. Talking to Jem and Dill, Scout said, “‘Will not. This yard’s as much mine as it is yours, Jem Finch.
These handicaps cause more damage by how the townspeople view them. Both Boo and Tom are very compassionate and caring men. Because Boo cares so much for Jem and Scout, he risks his life to save theirs. He comes out of his home which is very hard for him and fights Bob Ewell who has a knife to make sure Jem and Scout stay safe. Tom is also a caring man.
At first he does small things like fixing Jem’s shorts and putting little surprises in a hole of a tree trunk. To later, puting around Scout when there is a fire at Miss Maudie’s house. The best thing he does and what gets him the title of a mockingbird is when he saves the lives of both Jem and Scout. Though, he ends up killing the towns resident villain. “I never heard tell that it’s against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being commited, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you’ll say it’s my duty to tell the town all about it and not shut
Scout then realizes that he was a nice man and all the things said about him were not true. Scout’s friendliness helped her to see people for who they really are. This was really important during this time because of all the racism and judgment going on. Scouts intelligence, innocence, and friendliness shaped her view of the events in To Kill a Mockingbird. Just because someone is intelligent doesn’t mean that they will always be respected.
Boo Radley saves the children, then the children begin to recognize the error of their ways. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses setting and characterization to emphasize the thought in which society can change one’s perspective on life. Harper Lee uses the literary element setting throughout