Essay On Coming Of Age In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Coming of Age: Boo Radley
Coming of age is an event that occurs in everyone 's life. Coming of age happens in a different place and a different time in everyone 's life. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, coming of age is an important thing that happens to most characters in the book such as Arthur Radley, or otherwise known as Boo Radley in the book. Boo Radley is one of the biggest mysteries in To Kill A Mocking, for Boo is only talked about by people who don’t know what happened to him, although throughout the story Scout and Jem come to understand him more because he has taken a liking to the children. Harper Lee uses specific events throughout the book to help develop depth and understanding to Boo Radley.
One of the first events in the book that helps in the character development of Boo Radley is when he was in his teens. Boo was hanging out with the wrong crowd and one day him and that crown got into some trouble with the law and while
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The last event that would help the character development of Boo Radley is when he protected Scout and Jem in the way that he could. While Scout and Jem were walking home late at night they suspect that someone is behind them and that they were about to be attacked, and they were, Boo Radley stepped in and saved the children. “We stopped and listened. shuffle - foot had not stopped with us this time. His trousers swished softly and steadily. Then they stopped. He was running, running towards us with no child 's steps… Before he went inside the house, he stopped in front of Boo Radley. “Thank you for my children, Arthur”” (To Kill A Mockingbird). Boo Radley was changed in this event because his affection towards the children is understood wildly. Boo Radley was ready to protect Scout and Jem at all cost, he was willing to kill someone who would harm them. After sherif, Mr. Tate, found out it was Boo that killed Walter Cunningham, he wanted to cover up the murder. Convicting Boo Radley would be “... like shootin’ a
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