Who Is Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The people in the quiet town of Maycomb, Alabama relish in the bizarre hearsay about the psychotic character Arthur “Boo” Radley. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Boo Radley is described as somewhat of a local legend. He is a recluse--- a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people. Boo Radley has a monstrous past and is troubled man due to the gossiping members of the small town of Maycomb. In the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley committed a petty crime as a teen. He and his friends stole a car and locked up the county officer in the courthouse outhouse; this led to Boo’s father deciding to incarcerate Boo in his own house. This meant that he would not be sent to industrial school like the rest of the boys involved,

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