Scout realized he did that because many people were afraid that he would hurt them. Boo is not sociable, Many people say that he is a creepy, old, unhappy man. Scout later realizes that he is not mean and that he is generous. Boo finds ways to treat the kids in many different ways. He is a very kind man towards Scout and Jem.
As Isaac Staney states in his article, “The Case Against To Kill a Mockingbird”, “...To Kill a Mockingbird gives no inkling of this mass protest and instead creates an indelible impression that the entire Black community existed in a complete state of paralysis.” The main metaphor of the book is that African Americans are similar to mockingbirds, but the way that Miss Maudie, Scout’s neighbor, describes mockingbirds paints African American people into something they’re not: “‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’” (Lee 103). By saying that mockingbirds don’t do anything, Lee is implying that African American people were just bystanders. Additionally, saying that mockingbirds “don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy”, implies that the African Americans are only there to please the white people in Maycomb, a very ecocentric view.
“mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy” (Lee 93). One of the examples of good vs evil in this story is Tom Robinson’s court case with Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is a black man named who is accused for a crime of raping and beating Mayella Ewell even though he just helped her with household chores. In the book Tom was seen as a bad figure for most of the book even though he was just a caring, harmless person. You can say many mockingbirds die in today’s reality, but it is the innocent that suffer the most often.
It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird like it was a sin to kill Tom. Tom Robinson did not die in vain, all he did was try to help out and be good to this world. He did no harm, but had to die because he was a Negro. So, he had to be lying right? Another example shown was “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” says Scout on page 276.
All three of these men are mockingbirds. Mockingbirds never bring harm to anybody. Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Atticus Finch resemble mockingbirds because they never bring harm to anybody. Boo Radley is prejudged because he never came out of his domicile. Boo Radley never brought harm to anybody, he just choose to stay in his domicile and never come out.
Secondly, another time the kids really wanted to see Boo, was when they discovered the gifts in the tree. “I raised my finger to point for the hundredth time to the knot hole where I had found the chewing gum…and found myself pointing at another piece of tinfoil” (Lee 45). This quote shows that the kids wanted to see Boo because they strongly believe he is the one leaving them gifts. A third example of the kids wanting to see Boo is when they discover the theory that Boo is inside all the time because he wants to be, not because he’s crazy. “Scout, Im beginning to understand something.
Portrayed as an inhumanly and malevolent being when in reality the desire for social interaction burns within his nature but is cut off due to an agoraphobic state, Boo Radley is conflicted in terms of reaching out and socializing with his neighbors Scout and Jem Finch. This can be concluded throughout Part One of, “To Kill a Mockingbird” as Boo demonstrates forms of communication and the urge for interaction. These acts consist of Boo stabbing his father, the displacement of tree treats, and the blanket he set on Scout. Each of these help to develop an idea that he’s become exhausted of being cooped up indoors and instead wants to break free from this restraint. Thus, in Harper Lee’s, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Boo yearns for social interaction with the Finch children.
Three specific characters show or represent a mockingbird in the story. The kids don’t really understand also why a lot of people are mean or mad at the three characters that represent a mockingbird. In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the three characters that represent a mockingbird are Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch. Boo Radley is the first person to represent a mockingbird. He is a shy quiet man that
Although readers learn little about Boo, it is inferred that he regains innocence after being isolated for so many years. As he watches Jem and Scout from inside his house, he grows to like and care for them. He shows many signs of compassion, such as leaving gifts in a tree for the kids. He expects nothing in return just as a mockingbird would not expect any praise after singing a sweet song. As mentioned earlier, Boo saved Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell.
For example, the Tom Robinson plots “mockingbird” is on page 254 when Scout describes Mr. Underwood’s explanation of Tom’s death in The Maycomb Tribune, “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” (This shows that) Mr. Underwood explained Tom’s death so that children could understand how bad it was that he, a cripple, was shot. (This also shows that) Tom was a metaphorical mockingbird who did nothing wrong, did nothing to harm people, and died because of a white mans word against his. For example, the Boo Radley plots “mockingbird” is on page 291, “’Well it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’ Atticus put his face in my hair and rubbed it. When he got up and walked across the porch into the shadows, his youthful step had returned. Before he went inside the house, he stopped in the front of Boo Radley.