Minor Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird
Minor Characters have been overlooked and sometimes deemed unimportant in books, movies, and plays. Perhaps we are wrong maybe they are important to stories. Harper Lee the author of To Kill a Mockingbird makes the point that minor characters are possibly important to books. Looking at the three minor characters in To Kill a Mockingbird Mrs Dubose, Boo Radley, and Mr Underwood it is evident that Minor Characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird teach the main characters Jem and Scout important life lessons.
To begin with in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird courage.Jem and Scout don’t like Mrs. Dubose because she is always yelling hateful things at them, as a reaction Jem destroys her garden. When Atticus …show more content…
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Boo unintentionally teaches the kids about empathy by being himself. In the summer Jem, Scout, and Dill were bored of playing the same old games so they made a new game called Boo Radley where they act out what they think Boo does at night. When summer passes Jem and Scout start finding gifts in the tree hole outside of the Radley place. Latter in the school year Jem and Scout were walking home from a play when Mr. Ewell jumps out and knocks Scout down and breaks Jem’s arm and also knocks him out, then Boo comes from nowhere and stabs Mr. Ewell. Then Boo grabs Jem and bringes him home. Latter on Scout gets the chance to walk Boo home and when she is standing on the Radley porch she remembers everything that happened in front of his house. Before she leaves Scout remembers something Atticus said,”you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them”[Lee 279]. To Jem and Scout Boo was a big scary man who ate squirrels and walked on all fours. As the story progresses Jem and Scout are obsessed with just getting a glimpse of Boo or getting in contact with him. By the end of the book Jem and scout see Boo as a best friend not a boogie man. Therefore Boo Radley was an important minor character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird because he unintentionally taught Jem and Scout that you need to know someone before you can judge them. Don’t judge a book by it’s