Compare And Contrast Boo Radley And To Kill A Mockingbird

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The webster dictionary defines a mockingbird as a songbird noted for its mimicry of calls. In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee uses the Mockingbird as a symbol of many different things. One may see the mockingbird as a sign of innocence or damaged. Depending on how you portray certain characters and events the symbol will differ. In my opinion, Atticus Finch and Boo Radley, two of Harper Lee’s main characters in her novelTo Kill A Mockingbird”, ignite the symbol of purity the mockingbird generates because of their actions and dialogue. The events in the novel that lead up to Boo’s connections and feeling of being recognized with the finch Children help portray a better image of his pureness. Boo Radley embodies the pureness …show more content…

‘Looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight , in one way or another…”(Lee 95) That winter night the finch's neighbor, Miss maddie had a house fire and the entire town came out to try and help her in anyway. This was a very big event for the fact that it had many meanings that occurred during and after the fire. We learned early that Boo Radley was “chained to a bed” or in other words, not allowed outside. Boo had no social life, the town was afraid of him as if he was an animal, but we see evidence of his pure humanity when he sneaks out of his house to help the finch children. The children were not allowed into there house and forced to stand outside in the cold against the Radley's fence. As the two are caught up in all the chaos doing on Boo wraps Scout in a blanket without saying a word and disappears once again not being noticed or acknowledged for the help he does, even if it was so small. In this small act of kindness we see how Harper Lee portrays the mockingbird through Boo, having him help in anyway. This little part of the story shows how Boo feels compelled to help the

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