Boo Radley

Length: 5 Pages 1179 Words

To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel. A reader may not interpret several aspects in and of the book through just the plain reading it. Boo Radley, Atticus, and the title represent three such things. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, a district in Southern Alabama. The time is the early 1930s, the years of the Great Depression when poverty and unemployment were widespread in the United States. Not really told to the reader until the end of the book, Arthur "Boo" Radley plays an important role in the making of both Scout and Jem. In the beginning of the story, Jem, Scout, and Dill fabricate horror stories about Boo. They find Boo as a character of their amusement, and one who has no feelings whatsoever. They tried to get a peep at him, just to see what Boo looked like. Scout connects Boo with the Mockingbird. Mrs. Maudie defines a mockingbird as one who "…don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us" (Harper). Boo is exactly that. Boo is the person who put a blanket around Scout and Jem when it was cold. Boo was the one putting "gifts" in the tr Continue...


Each one will be different, based on the reader's philosophy and beliefs. Atticus is the most pure and good-hearted person one may ever see. Although it does not seem like it, Scout will evolve into her father; Jem will not. On the contrary to Scout's primary belief, Boo never harms anyone. For example, in the beginning Atticus tells Scout, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (13). It is because of Atticus' good heart that Cal's black church accepted the children. The title is the foundation of a house. Maudie's house burned to the ground. To Kill a Mockingbird is a very inspirational book. Scout finally understand all the things he says. At this final stage in the book, Scout, as well as Jem, understands Atticus and his saying. It was Atticus who received a standing ovation from the Black's Balcony. While reading the book, pieces of wood fit together and the house starts to stand up. Boo can be divided into three stages. Boo was the one who saved their lives.