How Does Boo Radley Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Mockingbirds in Maycomb “Mockingbird don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” stated Miss Maudie. She enjoys mockingbirds and thinks they are nothing but sweet and kind creatures. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression. The city of Maycomb is a very racist city and thinks one race is more superior than the other. Boo Radley is a white individual who never left his house because of the ways society viewed him. Tom Robinson was a black man who got framed of a crime that he did not do. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird…show more content…
Second of all, Jew and Scout heard noises behind them walking home. Jem yells for Scout to start running. Scout hears Jem struggling and sees that he is getting attacked. Out of the blue someone comes and pulls the attacker away. The rescuer carries Jem home. At home in the room lies unconscious Jem, who will be okay. Scout saw the rescuer in the corner of the room, but had no idea who it was until she realized it is Boo Radley. Scout said, “As I gazed at him in wonder the tension slowly drained from his face. His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor’s image blurred with sudden tear” (Lee 270). Boo is actually kind hearted, he is not really the person that society sees. He saved Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell. The quote connects to the thesis because Boo did not leave his house for fifteen years, he put his own problem behind and the first time he left the house was to save them, that shows his innocents. As you can see, Boo Radley is a character who was just misjudged by society and he is actually very kind and innocent showing he is a Mockingbird. Another Mockingbird in the story is Tom Robinson, a man who does not do anything wrong, except have the wrong skin color in the city of Maycomb. Tom Robinson was…show more content…
Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are misjudged by society and society ignores their innocence, by their past mistakes or the color of their skin. Mockingbirds are creatures who don’t do anything but make music for us to enjoy, just like Boo Radley and Tom Robinson don’t do anything but help
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