Boo's Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The second example is Boo Radley, an African American man who lives near the Finch house. Most of the children in Maycomb County (those that pass by the Radley house) are afraid of Boo because of the stories they have heard and so they tend to avoid the Radley house. In truth, Boo is a gentle person; Boo was essentially being harmed by people who were afraid of him. Boo’s innocence was harmed because people assumed the worst of him without knowing him. This is obvious through Scout’s thoughts after she discovers who Boo truly is; she eventually believes that hurting Boo would be like “shootin’ a
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