To Kill A Mockingbird Outcast Analysis

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People that are different from the main crowd of society are often viewed as outcast of society. They don’t choose to be outcast but they chosen as outcasts by society. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird there are many outcast, including Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Mr. Dolphus. These castaways aren’t accepted by the rest of the town because of their looks or the way they act. Boo Radley is boy that lives across the street from main character of the book, Scout Finch. One day when Scout was talking with Miss Maudie she asked, “do you think Boo Radley’s still alive?” and she replied with, “His name’s Arthur and he’s alive” (Lee 57). Boo is seen like a ghost to the rest of the town because no one ever sees him come out of his house. This…show more content…
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons. Mr. Dolphus is also presented as an outcast through the way people treat him so he has to hide his real personality. Harper Lee shows that outcast in our society are often treated different because of their opinions or actions. Truly, Mr. Dolphus he tries to hide his real self to keep peace in the town he lives in. Whereas, Atticus is respected though pushed away because of his opinions and Boo Radley because of his actions. Lee develops the idea to the reader than sometimes the outcasts of society are in many ways the hero even though they are viewed as scary or
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