To Kill A Mockingbird How Does Boo Radley Change

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In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout’s perspective of Boo Radley changes as others influence her. Initially, Scout thinks as Boo as a malevolent phantom, and is scared of him because of the stories she hears. Midway through the novel, Boo starts to reveal himself to Scout, and she starts on her journey to realizing who he really is. Finally, after Boo saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell, Scout walks Boo back home. Now on the porch of the Radley place, Scout looks at her street from Boo’s perspective, and she realizes that Boo is just like anyone else, but he just rather live a reclusive life. Ultimately, Scout learns that she can not judge anyone until she is able to see life from their perspective. When Scout is describing …show more content…

When Miss. Maudie’s house fire was done everyone went home, and Atticus asked Scout where the blanket she had came from. Scout was bewildered by this because she did not even notice it. Then Atticus told her that it came from Boo Radley, and he said, “You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you” (96). This part in the novel proves to Scout that Boo actually cares, and he cares enough to tend to her even if she is too busy to even notice …show more content…

“I had never seen our neighborhood from this angle” Scout thought as she turned to go home. Then she pictured the past two years as Boo had seen it - from “this angle”. After her reflection, Scout remembered what Atticus had once said, “you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (374). Scout never really knew who Boo Radley was until she stood in his shoes and walked around in them, and now she knows him as a gentle, protective, and kind person who just does not like

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