‘It was all right to shut him up, Mr Radley conceded, but insisted that Boo not be charged with anything: he was not a criminal’ p.12 Boo has been shut inside for 20 years, the stories about him are greatly exaggerated, for example Jem’s description of him ‘judging from his tracks’ p.14. Having been kept inside for that long it would not be surprising to find that he suffers from anxiety when in company. ‘Dill left us in early September to return to Meridian’ p.17 Dill is only with them outside of school term times. In a sense he becomes a means within the plot to allow Jem and Scout to communicate information to the reader which they otherwise would not need to verbalise.
Primary Evidence: Jem tells Scout that he thinks that Boo stays in his house because Boo knows that if he was to be seen in public he would be judged by Maycomb citizens (Lee 227). 2. Interpretation: Like a mockingbird, Boo is misjudged and people are scared that he will harm them, but he is actually innocent and loving. B. Claim: Boo radley is a loving giving man who likes to bring joy to
They do this to keep people from trying to get into the shy man’s home and thank him. The two men believe that it would be a sin to expose Boo Radley to that many people, as he just wants to be left alone. Harper Lee effectively illustrates several themes in her
The work, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst is a realistic nonfiction short story. In this work, a boy Doodle is born with major disabilities, and his brother (the narrator) is ashamed of him. However, he also loves him. Doodle cannot walk, but the narrator teaches him, and goes further into the “net of expectation” and pushes his brother too far.
During the exposition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee portrays Boo Radley as the ghost of a wild, foolish troglodyte. Time and time again, the people of Maycomb recount of his reckless childhood. One story, the tale of a young Arthur along with his “enormous and confusing tribe” (12), gives a prime example. As usual, the
Two words that best describe Boo are afraid but caring. He has been hidden away from everyone for years, scared to show his face. Though he had this fear, he still made an effort to store treasures in the hole of a tree for Jem and Scout to find. Even though he didn’t have the courage to actually talk to the children, leaving them knick knacks was his indirect way of friendship. Throughout the story, Boo is being built up.
Jems opinion on life changes a lot through the Tom Robinson case. He learns that people aren't treated equally just by the color of their skin. From this quote it shows just how much Jem cares about people's equality and how he's maturing. After the case and Tom Robinson's death Jem doesn't do anything to anybody or anything that doesn't deserve it. Like this incident in the story, A rolly polly has crawled in the house by Scouts bed she was going to smash it
Furthermore, Scout also realizes that Boo is also a mockingbird by saying “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (370) to his father. Mockingbird is a symbol for innocence, just like Boo, who gets imprisoned by his father because of a childish prank. Boo has given Jem and Scout many gifts, gifts in the tree, a blanket around Scout’s shoulders, and most important at all, their lives. All of this event helps Scout grows up, becomes more mature, and recognizes Boo as a kind man.
He gave gifts to Jem and Scout and also protected and saved them when they were being attacked by Bob Ewell. Scout says, “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives” (278). Boo and the Finches have never talked before, yet he risked his life for Jem and Scout.
Above all else, he is cautious in keeping this lifestyle, shown between the interaction of Steve over the phone and hiding Nora from him (12). However, these personality traits are also his downfall. He is diligent and considerate for the sake of keeping a relationship, foreshadowed as “a feeling that couldn’t last” (9). Keith was only cautious to stay away from his fear he was in denial of, as shown when he attempts to shield Nora from Steve, attempting to protect Nora and what she represents to him (13). The author suggests that while Keith may love Nora, he only puts in the effort because she is his ideal woman to establish a comfortable and stable life.
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view.
At the beginning “To kill a mocking bird”, Jem was very carefree and untroubled, but throughout the novel, he changed for the worse. Jem was always playing with Scout and Dill without a worry on his little mind until the life of adulthood got to him one day. Jem slowly stopped hanging out with friends, just to begin worrying about harshness of everyone in Maycomb. I believe when everyone began calling Atticus a “nigger lover”, Jem began to get more harsh toward everyone, even his dearest sister, Scout. If scout were to as to play before, Jem would hop right to it and they would go play a game down the street, but now, Jem would give his sister the cold shoulder and tell her to grow up.
Sixth Grader Rob Horton is socially awkward, in the first chapter he explains that he stuffs all of his feelings into an imaginary suitcase and closes it. In addition to Rob being socially inept, Rob also has a rash on his legs that he constantly gets teased about. At school Rob’s principal thinks that Rob’s rash is contagious, so he sends Rob home. Rob and his father live at the Kentucky Star Motel in Lister, Florida. Rob is an outsider and doesn’t have any friends, until he meets the new girl Sistine.
At a young age Allen garnered the nickname ‘Red’, due to his deformed, red left arm. He was also abandoned by his parents because of it. No one could connect the Exorcist Allen with the nameless circus freak he once was. Defensive, bratty, rude, and even though he was secretly lonely and miserable, these same behaviors protected him – by driving others away. The abusive, cruel, petty monsters, and he had never known anything else.
What is courage? A man named Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama, is appointed to defend an African American man by the name of Tom Robinson who is accused of raping a white woman in the rural south. He willingly takes the offer. Jem Finch defends his sister after a pageant from Bob Ewell. Bob breaks his arm and Scout gets away.