To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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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 necessarily crazy, he was just high strung at times. (Lee, 13-14) Jem and Scout really didn’t know what to think, because they had not yet had first-hand experience with him. Walking by the Radley yard, Scout said that when she passed the Radley house for the fourth time in a single day, her gloom deepened to match the dark house. (Lee, 37) She was frightened by Boo, and hearing rumors like “Mr. Radley shot a negro in his collard patch.” (Lee, 72) made the two siblings even more wary about Boo Radley, and lead them to believe he was possibly a little dangerous. This is when their
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