Boo Radley Conflicts

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird there are several examples of people who live their lives based upon their upbringing. The fact that many people grew up differently, is what helped form the novel. A person going against their beliefs during desperate times, realization of ignorance, and a change of perspective after failure, create examples of people who change their prejudices after a major conflict. This novel creates multiple scenarios where a person 's beliefs are based upon their experiences, and the only way for someone to change their point of view is to experience a major conflict.
First, in the novel, the author puts a character in a situation where they go against their beliefs; this represents when Boo Radley leaves his house in order to save the Finch children. A few months before this conflict, Jem and Scout talk about Maycomb, their hometown, being a judgemental community; Jem has a realization to why Boo never leaves his house, saying that, “it’s because he wants to stay inside,” creating the reasoning towards Boo’s beliefs (Lee 304). Seeing that Maycomb is a place that has very high social standards, Boo Radley decided that instead of being in constant fear of people gossiping about him, he would stay in his house, preventing anyone from knowing about anything that he does. The Radley house is symbolized as security due to the
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Boo Radley leaving his house in order to save the Finch children, creates a scenario where he has to go against his beliefs due to a desperate situation, which changes what people think of him. Jem’s newfound understanding towards the social structures of Maycomb after the Tom Robinson trial, is an example how a conflict stops one’s ignorance. Tom Robinson’s loss of hope after being sentenced to death, although innocent, is related to how one reacts badly after a major failure occurs in their

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