Radley Boo

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1.Harper Lee has been successful in composing an engrossing novel named as, “To Kill a Mockingbird”; indeed the author incorporates many major and important characters, which play a vital role to develop an interest among the readers, but the character which I like most is the flat and static character of Mr. Radley Boo. Mr. Boo was assumed to be a terrible person but later on, he proves himself as a nice citizen. Author Lee shows Maycomb people’s feeling as they all afraid with Mr. Boo, as he never comes out from his house and has no interaction with other neighbors; so everyone spread frighten rumors about him. Radley Boo always stays at his home, which is the reason that no one from the neighborhood ever seen him. Moreover, after hearing …show more content…
Everyone warned them to neither get close with him nor to his house. But the children keep on trying, and couple of times they are successful to hear some sounds from his house. The author presents the children imagination about Radley Boo as, “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time” (16). Such statement reflects the scary appearance of Mr. Boo in the children’s mind, which develop due to various rumors spread against him. At first, when the kids saw him he shoots at them as it is shocking for him as it’s been a long time he did not get in connect with anyone. Though the fellow town member consider him as a devil, but his actions generates a positive response among the reader. The author represent him a very kind hearted person, who loves the kids as he silently put the secret gift for the children in the knothole of the tree, just to make them happy. He also proves himself as a good person, when one of the neighbor’s houses was on fire; he was the one who silently put the blanket on the …show more content…
Thus, Mr. Boo’s character portrays a flat character as his trait is not well defined by the author, but the readers can analyze his character after reading this wonderful novel. The author first tries to reflect his character through respective people of Maycomb, who consider him as a bad person, but the children efforts and his actions proves him as a great person in the reader’s mind. I can very much relate his attitude with one of my uncle, who never shows his emotions and everyone consider him as a rude person; even his family and neighbors contemplate him impolite. Because my uncle interaction with the public is quite different as compare to other family members. Though people assume him as harsh person but he is the one who always there to help them, whenever anybody needs him he never ignore their requests. One time when my son was admitted to the hospital, my uncle was the only person who daily visited him to know about my son’s health. He was the person who donated his blood without being asked. He called me and showed up on and off just to check if I need any help, because he knew that I was alone and my husband was not in a town at that time. Earlier like other people, I also considered him as a bad uncle, but now after realizing his life, I understand that he is not such a bad person as I imagined him. The family has misunderstood him, although there is a reason for his harsh attitude as his wife left him alone, such distress emotions make him behave like

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