Think you know Boo Radley? Boo Radley is a shy, mysterious character from Harper Lee’s: To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the book, Boo is thought of as a monster within the book’s setting of Maycomb county. He’s also know to be mentally ill and violent due to many stories about his past.
In Harper Lee’s novel To kill a Mockingbird she show the significance of protecting those who cannot protect themselves. Tom Robinson is an african-american man who needs protection because he lives in Maycomb, Alabama and white people think that he is lesser than they are and that all african-americans lie. Arthur Radley or Boo is a recluse and a hermit. He need to be defended because he is not social, he stays inside his house all day and is made fun of by everyone in Maycomb. Scout Finch is the daughter of Atticus and is a young child.
Throughout the novel Harper Lee introduces the mockingbird, Tom and Boo are both victims of prejudices in their community. For Tom, who is an innocent negro man accused and also convicted of rape by a white jury, although Atticus Finch proved Toms innocence proves the ignorance to knowledge theme which is throughout the novel and film. Boo Radley is also a victim of this, first it was from the harsh views his father forced upon him and then it was also the town’s gossip and ignorance. Both of the event impacted largely on both of these men.
There are many different definitions of courage. In this novel courage is defined as an act of kindness that most would not display, that is appreciated or admired. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story set in the 1920’s during a time of racism. It takes place in a small town of Maycomb. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb, where he lives with his two children, Jem and Scout.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what.”
Trey Garey Mrs. Unger English 9/10 A 12 October 2015 Courage Many characters in the book To Kill A Mockingbird show courage one way or another. Jem showed courage by touching the Radley house and Calpurnia showed courage by taking Scout and Jem to church with her. Although most of these characters show courage I think Atticus shows the most courage. Atticus shows courage by taking the Tom Robinson case and protecting Tom Robinson.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird shows how Jem, Scout and Boo overcome their loss of innocence and overcome the struggles that Maycomb county and its people throw at them. While Jem, Scout, are just rudimentary kids they face some real world problems and they witness some of the harsh ways people did things but witnessing those things and hearing all the judgemental people is also a detriment to their innocence.
Harper lee wrote To Kill a Mocking Bird It is very crazy to think about the differences between 1:49 minutes compared to 376 pages in a book. There are many things the book and the movies of To Kill a Mockingbird that there were not in the play we went and watched. Just a few off the top of my head there were there wasn’t even an Aunt Alexandria, the big difference was there wasn’t even a school setting! In the book Scout beats up Walter Cunningham, that wasn’t even in the play.
To Kill A Mockingbird Extra Credit In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the theme of equality is evident while the trial is going on at the courthouse. For example, a Cunningham on the jury wanted to believe Atticus’ side of the trial. The Cunningham showed to be equal as he debated with the other people on the jury about how a black man could be innocent.
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Analyzing the first part of the novel, a great attention should be payed to the childhood world of Jem, Scout and Dill and especially to their relationship with Boo Radley. The children's relationship with Boo in Part One is important in that this story because it sets the subplot of the greater trial coming up in the adult world around them. Jem, Scout and Dill first have their own speculations about Boo. They are intrigued by him in a sort of fascination which has been encouraged by all the hearsay going on about Boo' violent past and night rambling.