Who Is Boo Radley Evil

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“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.” (pg.39). To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes the reader through a journey of prejudice and discrimination in the 1930’s. Arthur Radley or Boo Radley as some of the kids might call him, was portrayed in the novel as a very mysterious and creepy person. No one in Maycomb County really understood him and wondered why he would be locked away from the social world. Until one night when Mr.Bob Ewell drunkenly tried to kill Scout and Jem, a mysterious person rushes in to save them. It was later in the novel when it was revealed that Boo Radley was the one who saved them. But why would he do that if everyone said that he was such a bad person? Well, Boo Radley took a stand at the end of the novel by saving Scout and Jem, but also proving to Scout and the reader that he wasn’t the person everyone thought he was. Boo …show more content…
He is very mysterious and people view him as a creepy person.Yet, when he hears Jem and Scout scream for help he rushes in. This shows that he is a very caring person; not like anyone Jem thought he was. Boo tries to reach out to Scout and Jem for friendship and love throughout the novel by leaving gifts in the knothole, but Jem and Scout still don’t understand who or why anyone is doing it. “Don’t take it, Jem,” I said. “This is somebody’s hidin‘ place.” “I don’t think so, Scout.”(pg.78) They didn’t know that it was Boo Radley who had left the gifts but, had suspicions about it. Scout and Jem would wonder if Boo Radley was such a bad person why would he leave gifts for them. Near the last chapter we can see from Scout’s point of view that he is not a bad person since he saved them and that he was just lonely inside the house. He jumped on the chance to give Scout and Jem gifts because then he would be able to be outside for a little

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