How Does Boo Radley Change In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you ever judged someone and eventually realized that you were completely wrong about them? This is the case in To Kill A Mockingbird, which focuses on the two main characters, siblings Jem and Scout. The book talks about their relationship with their seemingly crazy and mysterious neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scouts views on Boo Radley really change. In the beginning, they know him only by rumors and stories, then as being frightening and mysterious, and eventually by coming to realize that he is a very different person than they had figured him to be. At first, Boo Radley was viewed by Jem and Scout only by what they had heard from Rumors and Stories. One of the early stories they heard, having to do with Boo stabbing his own father in the knee with a scissors, gave them a strange intake on Boo. According to Boo’s father though, Boo Radley wasn’t …show more content…

Though Jem is unconscious due to injuries, Scout meets Boo, without at first really knowing it is him. Upon her first realization that she is in the room with him, and that he is the one who carried Jem home to safety, Scout is speechless besides muttering “Hey Boo.” (Lee, 362) She then realizes that the original fantasies her and Jem had may not be true. Boo was the children’s savior. In the midst of the whole situation, Scout sat by the strong light of the living room, beside Boo.” (Lee, Pg. 364) Scout seemed to have a new understanding that Boo Radley was not some evil or frightening creature, but a human being. Towards the end, while bringing Boo home, Scout has the last of her very short moments with Boo. “He gently released my hand, opened the door, went inside, and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again” (Lee, 373) says Scout. After some contemplation, Scout left. She had now come along way from what she had thought about him at

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