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 innocent actions combined with Boo’s actions changed the image of Boo, in their minds, from “a malevolent phantom” (10), a person who kills cats and eats squirrels to a neighbor they can trust, who saves them from Bob Ewell. Scout says at the end, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children cannot even go near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walk Boo up to his front porch. Throughout the novel, Scout has changed her view of Boo after a chain of Boo’s actions toward her. As Scout grows older, she becomes wiser to understand her father’s lesson, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it ” (39). Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves. Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
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Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. ”(279). Scout uses her imagination to try and view all the past events that have occurred through Boo’s eyes. When she does this she realizes that Boo isn’t a bad person at all, he is actually kind of like a guardian angel. Boo Radley’s character proves a great point that we should never judge or assume things about another person that we know nothing
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee portrays the life of a young girl, Scout, and her family who live together in Maycomb, Alabama circa 1930s. Scout lives next to some fascinating people that have legends and myths made about them because of their back story. One of them being Boo Radley. Boo was locked away in his house by his parents for most of his life after committing crimes that put him away for good. After the news got out about his vanishing into the Radley house forever many stories were made up about him.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a Novel about a little town called Maycomb Alabama. This story is about a pair of siblings, Scout the younger sister and Jem the big brother. Boo what people call Arthur Radly, is a local legend who is described as a total of different things. Many people want to be as far away from him as possible but since no one has ever seen him leave the house that caused a lot of different types of gossip that were passed around town about who he is, and what he has done. Boo is portrayed to be some sort of “being” that the kids have never seen before.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee Harper addresses the issues of racism and misconception by bringing the story of a little girl’s childhood to life. Jean Louise (Scout) Finch, a 6 year old girl, tells the story of her childhood and what it was like to live in the south in the 1930s. In the story, we see the prevalence of racism at this time, and not only does Lee address the topic of racism, she also speaks about how misconceived some people can be. Arthur (Boo) Radley, the town recluse, was perceived as a monster, but in reality he was a very nice guy. Boo’s personality traits, such as kindness, being an introvert, and being misunderstood, show us how his character is becoming more revealed throughout the story.
In Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize winning “To Kill A Mockingbird” ,Maycomb always portrayed Boo Radley as the devil of their town; he is described by the townsfolk as a violent and dangerous man. He has always been misjudged by society and he is a major victim of society’s prejudice. Jem and Scout never saw this in Mr. Radley. Sure, they were scared of him at first but their opinion changed after each encounter.
At the beginning of the book, Jem and scout saw Boo as the “malevolent phantom”(Lee,10) who lived inside the Radley house, the man who peeked through your windows late at night, dined on raw squirrels, and pierced his father’s leg with a pair of scissors. However, throughout the book the children start to realize that Boo is the furthest thing from a monster. Throughout the story the children are curious as to why Boo Radley never comes outside, a few times they try to get him to come outside. After a long conversation about Aunt Alexandra and her strange dislike for certain social classes, using their childish innocence, Jem and Scout start to see the strangeness and ambiguity in the social behavior of humankind. Jem claims that “[He is] beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in the house all this time...
ELA 10 Allein Bautista I am writing this essay about a book called “To Kill A Mockingbird”. In this essay, I am going to describe the times when Atticus, Jem, or Scout, walked in someone else 's shoes. Standing in someone else’s shoes is one of the things Atticus, said to Scout, meaning you never really understand a person until you consider things from his or her point of view and until you climb into its skin and walk around in it. Furthermore what role the advice plays in sympathy and compassion and how it would change their view of the situation or someone.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird there are two kids named Scout and Jem. They have heard many stories and rumors about a boy named Boo Radley. The Radleys house is just a couple doors down from the Finches and the kids try to avoid it because “inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (Lee 9) Boo has not been seen outside of his house in a very long time. Before Boo “locked” himself in his house he was friends with a group of troublemakers. They did not do much more than hang out, but one night they harassed a beadle and were arrested.
Harper Lee conveys that in the novel by showing that Scout asks one too many questions to the other characters. She is young and young children are known to ask questions about absolutely everything. Scout asks Miss Maudie about her perspective on all of the Boo Radley rumors. Miss Maudie says that during her younger years Boo was actually a really kind kid. Now Scout can see a different side to Boo just because she was just curious if everything said about the Radley family were true.
She also realized that people who seem bad may not be as evil as it seems. This is shown when Scout realizes the Boo Radley was the person who saved her and Scout from Bob. All of the rumors said about Boo, like “he peeps through windows at night” made him seem scary. But, it turns out that he actually is not and the he actually has a heart. Scout has
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).
In the first part of the book, she is effected by the rumors from Jem and she always imagine Boo appearing at night outside of her window. However, as we knew later on, Boo tries to connect with the kids by putting treats, such as gums and toys, inside the hole of a tree. He even produce a handmade sculpture for both Jem and Scout as a present. It shows that Boo is a kind and generous character and he is seeking for connection and friendships with the world. The perspective of the two kids also changed as they began “to stand inside of Boo Radley’s shoes”.
Decide how the relationship between Scout and Boo Radley evolves providing sufficient evidence In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout develops a strange relationship with a mysterious character, Boo Radley. Scout, Jem, and Dill are interested in Boo Radley because of the mystery that dominates around him and the Radley house. The town people poorly judge Boo Radley and hearing stories from Miss Stephanie Crawford frightens Scout and Jem. Although the relationship starts out as fear and mystery, as time passes, Scout begins to realize that Boo isn’t the monster they described him as, he is rather a nice and caring person.