Mrs. Dubose And Boo Radley Analysis

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From the beginning until the end of the novel Jem learns and beings to understand many different things about his community. In Jem’s life there are two main people who he learns prejudice from: Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley. From the beginning until the end of the novel Jem learns and begins to understand many different things about his community. In Jem’s life there are two main people who he learns prejudice from: Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley. Jem believes every rumor about Boo Radley. He thinks Boo is just a crazy person, who only comes out at night, hunts animals and peeks through people window. Jem has certain stigmas surrounding two of the fearful figures in his life, Mrs. Dubose and Boo Radley. Jem is very naive in his young age and easily becomes swayed by rumors around Boo Radley. The rumors outline Boo Radley to be a “malevolent phantom” who hides in the shadows of their town. He is thought to stalk people through windows and cut them up with scissors. He is believed to commit heinous crimes. Through these rumors, Jem and friends try to interact with Boo. By dropping notes, sneaking around his property and…show more content…
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