Misjudged In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is set in the racist county of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. All different types of people live in this town, the gossips, the unwanted, the misjudged and so on. Arthur Radley otherwise known as Boo is misunderstood and misjudged throughout the story. Categorized as a monster, life was hard for him so he always stayed inside. Tom Robinson, a black man living in very racist times, also had it hard. He was being accused of something he didn’t do that would have serious consequences if found guilty, like raping Mayella Ewell. Both Tom and Boo haven’t done anything but are still being prosecuted,…show more content…
Boo show’s many good qualities throughout the story in many ways. One is his innocence and when he tries to befriend the children to show that he is not as bad as everyone makes him out to be. He leaves them multiple gifts in a hole in a tree near his house. An example of this would be when he left soap with Scout and Jem drawn intricately into it. In chapter 7, page 81 it states, “I pulled out two small images carved in soap. One was the figure of a boy, the other wore a crude dress.” then Jem states “ These are good... I've never seen any these good.” If Boo was really as horrible as everyone says he wouldn't have even thought of making these let alone put that much effort into it. In addition to the soap, Boo also left the children a whole package of gum. Something that seems so simple yet is so meaningful. In chapter 7 Scout says, “...we found a whole package of chewing…show more content…
This shows that Boo is also very thoughtful for he remembered how she appreciated the gum before so he left more for Scout and Jem to both enjoy. Finally, Boo left a pocketwatch and an aluminum knife, the last thing before the hole was filled with cement. On page 81 Scout states, “Our biggest prize appeared four days later. It was a pocketwatch that would run, on a chain with an aluminum knife.” These prizes are extremely valuable, especially during that time period. For Boo to just give them to the children like that is a selfless action. Boo works hard to grasp the kids attention and show them the side nobody else see’s, although they may not understand it at first, throughout the novel they begin to piece it together and truly see. Boo is always watching over the kids, just like a mockingbird perched in the trees. At one point Jem, Scout, and Dill were extremely fascinated with Boo. They made up games named

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