Effects Of Isolation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The effects of long-term isolation are everlasting. Isolation prohibits nearly every human characteristic from developing properly. Boo Radley, from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, is a perfect example of an isolated being and what happens to them. Being separated encourages child-like behavior, since confusion and fear unite once the outside world is faced. For Boo, guilt and fear keep him literally locked away from society and thus growth. Scout knows this and gradually accepts the idea throughout the novel, which is why she doesn’t lead him home at the end of the novel. At least not to an outsider. what scout means when she says she would “lead him through their house, but would never lead him home,” is that she’s willing to protect

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