What Is The Everlasting Effect In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the beginning of the book Scout, Jem, and Dill thought of Boo Radley as a mysterious and dark man, while at the same time they are fascinated about him. Over time they become so interested in him the obsess over seeing him in the flesh. According to gossip among the townsfolk, Boo stabbed his father with a pair of scissors, Boo used the same method of impact however used a different weapon to deal the blow. Of course the everlasting effect of each incident were completely different in terms of the result they created. As far as we know Boo Radley’s father is still alive but we cannot say the same for Bob Ewell. In my eyes this repetition of aggression makes him a more sympathetic character. The first time readers learn of Boo stabbing his father hints to emotional abuse from Boo’s Father. Sane people do not stab their fathers with scissors so this leads readers to believe that Boo is mentally crippled somehow because of long years living under his father's will. Prior to the second incident Boo was provoked to stab Bob Ewell because someone else was in danger. This led me to believe that Boo might have stabbed his father to protect someone else, maybe his mother. There is no concrete reason for readers to sympathize with Boo, but the author gives of a certain aura or mood about Boo that readers resonate with. Being mentally crippled and standing up for others are the traits Boo possesses that allow readers to look past his violent side and sympathize with him.…show more content…
The title of Lee's book is alluded to when Atticus gives his children air rifles and tells them that they can shoot all the bluejays they want, but "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." At the end of the novel, Scout likens the "sin" of naming Boo as Bob Ewell's killer to "shootin' a mockingbird." Do you think that Boo is the only innocent, or mockingbird, in this

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