Boo Radley To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee introduces characters upon characters to give the backstory of the town and the families that live within it. This helps you better understand the events that happen throughout the book. The character I find most fascinating is Boo Radley. Boo Radley is a mysterious character that no one in town knows very much about, but there are many stories and false beliefs created about him. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo, contradicts the many tales told about him, through his benevolent actions. As a teenager Arthur “Boo” Radley mixes into a group of juvenile delinquents, which leads him to being arrested. His father promises the law he will make sure Boo never does another bad thing again if they were to just…show more content…
Scout takes the piece of gum questionably, but she still decides to chew it. When she tells Jem about the present he panics, he believes the gum is poisoned because it came from the Radley place and insists Scout spits it out. Later, though Jem and Scout begin to find more of Boo’s gifts and realize they are not harmful, but actually just friendly keepsakes. Then one night the kids decide to try to see Boo by looking through one of windows on the house. Instead, Nathan Radley, Boo’s brother, comes outside and shoots at them. As they are fleeing from the house Jem’s jeans become entangled in the fence, and he is forced to abandon them and escape pantless. When Jem returns to retrieve the pants, he finds them unstuck and stitched. Although, Boo is not for sure guilty of mending the jeans it is easily perceived that it was him and that is what the kids believed happened. Boo also sneaks up behind Scout and wraps a blanket around her during the fire, but she is too engulfed in the fire to realize it. Finally at the end of the story Boo truly shows himself as a benevolent character by saving the Jem and Scout from a drunk Mr. Ewell. In this scene the reader and the children realize that the Boo Radley is not person that the beginning of the story lead to believe, but in actuality the good
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