How Does Boo Radley Play In To Kill A Mockingbird

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1. Atticus treats his children fairly and does not treat them at children but as people. In a quote from the book Atticus says “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But Don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em.” (Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird) Atticus leads by example in everything that he does, which is why he never lies to his children, to teach them.

2. The trial scene proves Tom Robinson’s innocence but he is still charged for assaulting Mayella because of the jury’s racism. Tom was like the mocking bird that Atticus talked about earlier in the movie, he did nothing but good things for Mayella and he ended up dead for it. The trial scene
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In the beginning the children see Boo Radley as a monster simply because they do not understand who he is. Boo Radley shows that a child’s lack of understanding can lead to them to a freighting place. The author uses him as an extra point of interest throughout the movie until the very end during the big reveal at which point he is portrayed as a hero for saving Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell.

7. The mocking bird, even though none of the characters sees one in the movie, plays a big role in the stories narrative. You first hear of one when Atticus tells the children “to kill a mocking bird is a sin ”(To Kill a Mockingbird). Tom and Boo represent the mocking bird. Neither one of them ever did anything wrong so to punish them would be a “sin” just like killing a mockingbird

Overall, I enjoyed watching To Kill a Mockingbird. The characters are interesting and the story keeps you involved until the very end. The movie does a great job of showing the social context of that time period. It also does a fantastic job of displaying the good and the evil of people from back then. I especially liked the mystery around Boo Radley’s character throughout the film. I would defiantly recommend watching this

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