How Is Booo Portrayed In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the book To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, we follow Jem and Scout as they try to discover who Boo Radley truly is. In Maycomb County, Boo becomes stereotyped as a monster that has been hiding for many years. Scout and Jem want to find out why Boo stays inside and if he really is as bad as people claim. Jem and Scout use empathy and try to relate to him even though he is seemed a monster. Boo teaches Jem and Scout to not judge someone from stereotypes and try to understand a person for who they truly are. The children try to interact with Boo and get to know him better. They slowly create a bond and at the end Scout even refers to him as her father. Boo plays the role of a distant teacher that interacts with the children in a silent, …show more content…

They saw Boo as a monster then they realized that he was just misunderstood. Scout says, “He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives.” (373). She is being appreciative for all the things Boo has done for her especially saving her and Jem from Bob Ewell. At the end of the book Scout says, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley’s porch was enough.” (374). She is saying that you cannot know who a person truly is without walking around in their skin. At the end of the book Scout says to Boo, “Hey, Boo, I said.” (362). When Scout says this, it makes Boo feel human, it makes him feel accepted. Boo represents how people can be stereotyped for doing one little thing wrong for their whole life. Scout retells the story of this book from Boo’s perspective a refers to Jem and herself as his children. At the end Scout tells Atticus, “When they finally saw him, why he had not done any of those things…Atticus, he was real nice… His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. Most people are, scout, when you finally see them.” (376). Atticus says that when you finally see someone for who they are that\s when you can truly tell who they are as a

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