Scout can thank him for covering her up.” “Thank who?” I asked. “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you.” (Lee, 96) Using the information in the quotation, it explains that Arthur is so shy that he cannot even put a blanket on someone without feeling a sense of reclusiveness because he is embarrassed . A reason that he could be reclusive, was the way he
Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran down the side of his face: What teeth he had were yellow and rotten: his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.”(Lee 16) Boo is judged like a monster even though Jem and Scout have actually seen him before. Boo is a mockingbird because he is treated like a monster even though he remains unseen. As the story goes on we get to meet our first encounter with Boo. Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout.
Even though he killed some one he was still saving Pony. Pony thinks “Next thing I knew I woke up on the pavement beside the fountain”(p.56) after he almost drown. Johnny saved Pony from being drowned. He helped Pony get the kids out of the burning church. This quote from the book states Johnny saved kids from dying in a burning church“the door was blocked by flames, pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.”(p.92) It shows that he saved kids from burning in a church.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
Most of these innocent boys eventually turned into savages who broke rules, hungered for blood, and killed others . However, just like Anne Frank, Ralph, Piggy, and Simon-the protagonists- of Lord of the Flies acted as evidence that demonstrated human were born with good nature via their thoughts and actions. Firstly, Ralph, the protagonist, proved that human were born with good nature through his action and thought. For example, on page 184, while Ralph was looking at Jack’s tribe, who were waiting for Robert to allow them eat, and frightened of how nature had turned these innocent kids into savages, Ralph cried aloud, “ No. They’re not as bad as that.
Throughout the novel, Jem learns to be sympathetic to others such as when he realizes that Boo Radley has problems. Scout, Jem, and Dill had made up this amusement game which they used to torment Boo, at the same time atticus discovered out and advised them to be sympathetic towards Boo. Jem and Scout accidently burn down Miss Maudie's house and show sympathy by apologizing to her. Mrs. Maudie told her that Boo Radley was a good kid growing up. Mrs. Maudie tolds scout to show sympathy towards
Once he almost squeezed all the air out of him he was flung back onto the ground. When Scout heard a man breathing hard a coughing hard he went towards the person and asked who he was and there was no answer. That person that caused Bob Ewell to go flying back onto the ground was Boo Radley. No one ever sees boo he just lives in his parents house, everyone thinks of him as a monster that wants to kill or hurt everyone even though he is a heart warming normal person. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has the theme of there is always good in bad and bad in good, its shown in the paragraphs above.
In the end of the book when Scout offers to walk Boo home he is able to reflect on all the times he has been watching out for Scout and Jem. He knows in his heart that he only wanted the best for the two children and now that he has stepped out of his shadow he can really feel complete with his life choices towards the children. In relation to Boo finally emerging from his house; Boo saves the kids from Bob Ewell. When Scout and Jem were being attacked by Bob no one could’ve known what was happening or that they were in danger. Boo made it eminent to the kids that he had all along been watching out `for them when he runs out and saves their lives; returning Jem home safely as well as Scout in the process.
We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow. “ (Twain, 22) In this instance, Huck and the rest of the gang show their disrespect for such common folk practices as going to church or a sunday School picnic. Furthermore, throughout Huckleberry Finn, there are many instances of Huck and Jim exercising their strong superstitious beliefs. In one occasion, a spider is crawling up Huck’s arm and “ I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up. I didn't need anybody to tell me that that was an awful bad sign and would fetch me some bad luck.. “ (Twain, 13) In this odd episode, Huck flicks a spider off ofis arm into a lit candle.
The first time Boo goes out of his house is to put the blanket on Jem and Scout while they watch the fire at Miss.Maudie's house. "Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you." (p.96) Atticus says this after Scout asks him who put the blanket around Jem and her. The second time Boo leaves his house is to save Scout and Jem from getting attacked by Mr.Euwell.