How Does Boo Radley Change In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Harper Lee’s development of Scout’s character contributes to Scout’s evolving image of Boo Radley from a monster to a kind and gentle man. As an illustration, Scout’s character is a young girl (6-9) who is able to comprehend many things an adult could. However, Scout doesn’t know the image of Boo Radley, Scout has only heard rumors of him from others. Though as Scout’s character learns more and has had interactions with Boo Radley her perception of Boo Radley changes.

In the beginning of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout first hears rumors about Boo Radley from Jem who heard it from Miss Stephanie Crawford. Regarding this, Miss Stephanie Crawford told them that “Boo drove …show more content…

Though seeing what the people of Maycomb County could do to each other was terrifying. That staying out of the messes like Boo Radley isn’t as bad as it seems. However, when Scout and Jem were walking back home at night through the schoolyard Bob Ewell was following them to get a chance to kill the Finch kids. Furthermore, there was no one around to see the fight between Bob Ewell and the Finch kids (Lee 351). Despite this, a man was heard breathing heavily and staggering. In addition to this, Scout began to slowly realize that there were now four people under the tree (Lee 351). After the fight ends, Bob Ewell is dead and the heroic man is carrying Jem back to the Finch’s house. When Scout comes face to face with the heroic man she never notices that he is Boo Radley because she’s never seen him until this event. Additionally, Atticus wants to tell the whole county of this incident but, Scout opposes this idea. She understands Boo and why he chooses to stay inside and fears the people. For instance, Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”’ (Lee 370). The main point is that Boo Radley is like a representation of the mockingbird, it’s a sin to kill them because they have done nothing to harm you. In the past when Boo Radley fixed Jem’s broken pants from when he tried to runaway from the Radley House and when Boo set

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