Jarrett Rogers Due Date: Friday 2nd Journal #2 I am reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The story is about a girl named Scout, brother named Jem and a friend named Dill. These 3 search to find Boo Radley. In this journal I will be questioning and predicting G I predict the kids will not meet boo Y Boo is locked up R never comes out R does everything at home R cut his dad with scissors Y Kids are scared of Boo R stories of the house R stories about his terroristic doings R hesitant to go touch his house G The kids will not meet Boo most likely because both he is locked up and he is also scary and intimidating. As I am reading this story, I question what is going on with the character Boo Radley. I predict …show more content…
He could be locked up and hidden from the rest of the city. He never comes out of his house and Dill came up with the idea to try to make him come out. Many people have never seen him and think he may be a myth. They try to get him to come out at the end by going up to touch his house. The shutter and doors to his house were even closed on Sundays. The doors to his house are also always closed on weekdays and he hasn’t been seen in years. Also Boo does everything at his house and nowhere else. He does not go to church, but instead worships at home. He never crosses the street to speak to neighbors or have mid-morning coffee breaks. And he never joins a missionary circle. He could be locked up maybe because of when he stabbed his dad with a scissors. Its said that his father walked into the room while Boo was cutting things, and when his dad came by he stabbed him and just wiped the blood off the scissors and moved on with life. The sheriff wouldn’t put him into the jail with the negroes, so he got locked in the courthouse basement. The kids may also not meet Boo because they are afraid of him. They could be afraid of him because they always hear many stories about his house. The “entity” in the house could make the children behave
Dalainah Gustafson Due Date: Journal 4 I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and I am on page 304. The book is about a girl, Mayella, who is accusing a man, Tom Robinson, of raping her. They go to court and she gets caught lying and some people think that Tom Robinson is telling the truth. In this journal I will be predicting and evaluating.
He has a criminal record, which mostly consist of petty crimes. The people in the town think he is crazy. Miss Crawford creates rumors about how crazy Boo is. Most of the town’s people believe the rumors causing a slight hysteria to surround Boo. 3.
None of the kids have saw him a day in their life, but they hear countless stories of how terrible he is and that he has been locked up for a very long time. Boo (Arthur) Radley has been getting locked up basically his entire life. Boo drove a scissors into his father’s leg it stated on page 9. This is the start to Boo Radleys life in solitude. After he was tried in court for the stabbing Boo was locked in the courthouse basement because no one had the heart to put him in jail with the Negros.
The kids are also scared of him because there are a lot of scary stories about him. He is said to kill people's pets and other small creatures. When people's flowers are closed, it’s blamed on Boo. He also stabbed his father’s leg with a pair of scissors in the middle of nowhere. Another reason they will not meet Boo is because he has not been seen in a long time.
He did a harmless prank years ago, when he was a kid, and his father punished him and he has been a prisoner in his own home since. He doesn’t do anything to harm anyone in Maycomb and they make him into a monster. For example, he helps the kids in various ways, from giving scout a blanket outside while Miss Maudie’s house was on fire, fixing Jem’s ripped pants, and saving the children from being killed by Bob Ewell. Atticus and Sheriff Tate agree it wouldn’t be a good idea to say Boo was the one who killed Bob because it would be hard for him to stand trial. Scout says, “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it takes place in Maycomb, Alabama. In a small town where everybody knows everything about everyone. Including the mysterious, creepy house three doors south of Scout and Jem’s home. This is where Boo Radley lives; he is a man who killed his father by stabbing him with a pair of sissors. People around Maycomb say Boo exists, but Scout and Jem have never seen him before.
To Kill A Mockingbird Although Scout did not speak very much during this part of the book I think some of her comments and actions caused a colossal impact on how Jem responded to the dare. Jem, still a child, wants to look like he is capable of doing things right, being the second man of the house. It seems Jem feels like he has a moral obligation to be right in every way, and look strong in from of his younger friends, and sister. The fact that scout is younger,and is looking for a reaction drives Jem to do the act. SOme of scouts comments like “Always running.”
I predict that the kids are not going to meet Boo Radley. My first reason for this is that he is locked up. He is kept in prison at his house. He is in prison at his house for stabbing his dad with a scissors. The kids think that they keep Boo Radley chained to the bed most of the time.
Days in Maycomb have never been normal for Boo Radley or Tom Robinson, over the years they get misunderstood and judged for reasons they don’t even understand. They only have two reason they could possibly “hate them”, rumors people are spreading and the sheer fact that people hated African American people. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, “Boo the Monster” rests from the comfort of his home while he gazes at Jem, Scout, and Dill, which he sees he’s being mimicked for the things he “has done”. Tom Robinson stares back at a large crowd of angry people for a crime he didn’t commit but has no way to prove it. Racism is a horrible thing but in Maycomb Alabama, it was at it’s peak.
it's because he want to stay inside. "(Lee 259) Analysis: Boo Radley is a mysterious character to Jem and the rest of the community. Because of Boo's nature, nobody outside of the Radley household has seen or heard from Boo in years. Due to this, it is hard for people in the community (Jem included) and the reader to empathize and relate to him.
Decide how the relationship between Scout and Boo Radley evolves providing sufficient evidence In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout develops a strange relationship with a mysterious character, Boo Radley. Scout, Jem, and Dill are interested in Boo Radley because of the mystery that dominates around him and the Radley house. The town people poorly judge Boo Radley and hearing stories from Miss Stephanie Crawford frightens Scout and Jem. Although the relationship starts out as fear and mystery, as time passes, Scout begins to realize that Boo isn’t the monster they described him as, he is rather a nice and caring person.
Boo Radley doesn’t come out of his house unless he is doing something for the kids. Like sewing Jem’s pants and folding them on the fence “I wondered why Atticus was inviting us to the front porch instead of the livingroom, then I understood. The livingroom lights were awfully strong” (Lee 312). This explains that Boo doesn’t go out of his house much, nobody knows if it’s because he is scared of new people or if he is crazy or many other reasons. That one night Boo had the courage to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewells knowing that there was someone else out there that he didn't feel comfortable with.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee many characters are victims of the harsh conditions of Maycomb County. Often those who are seen to be metaphorical mockingbirds are punished the most. A mockingbird is one who only wants and attempts to do good. Characters such as Boo Radley, Jem Finch and Tom Robinson are exemplars of mockingbirds in Maycomb. In the novel it is explained by Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin because they do not do anything to harm to us like nesting in corncribs, or eating up the gardens, they only sing for us.