Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1207 Words Sep 7th, 2014 5 Pages
In Harper Lee 's classic book To KIll a Mockingbird the main character, Scout, is told by her father Atticus that most people are nice "when you finally see them". This concept that Atticus presents couldn 't be more true. Throughout the book and real life experiences, people like Boo Radley, Tom Robinison, and Dolphus Raymond are able to see and have the niceness seen in them. Atticus is a good example of a person who always tries to see the good in people and he is more or less an idealist. Well, Atticus and I are riding in the same boat. I believe, as well, that most people are good when you finally seem them. The most obvious display of a person is nice, but most people don 't see him for that is Boo Radley. Boo was a character that in the beginning of the book was unknown to everyone. There were stories of who he had been and rumors of who he was now. Scout, her brother Jem, and friend Dill spent most of the book trying to see this mysterious person and only in the end did they see who is truly was. When Boo was a teenager "he became acquainted with some of the Cunnighams from Old Sarum, an enormous and confusing tribe... and they formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb," (12) as the "neighborhood legend" says. On one of the nights the boys had been together they "backed around the square in a borrowed flivver, resisted arrest by Maycomb 's accident beadle, Mr. Conner," (12). This lead to Boo being locked up in the courthouse 's outhouse. After a…

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