Analysis of the Childhood World of Jem Scout and Dill and Their Relationship with Boo Radley in Part One?

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To kill a mockingbird: Analyze the childhood world of Jem, Scout, and Dill and their relationship with Boo Radley in Part One. The novel 'To kill a mockingbird' is a story about the older Scout looking back at her childhood in Maycomb, Alabama, and how she had grown up from a world of complete innocence into a much more complex adult world containing lots of negative elements and some good that together form her idea about the world and the way she thinks reacts to different thing later on in the story and maybe even in the following years after the end of the book. One of the things that older Jean Louise talks about a lot in the book is Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley and his relationship with her, Jem, and Dill. That, basically, is the basis of…show more content…
Rumors say that he wanders the streets of Maycomb in the middle of the night and eats squirrels and possums. Boo does try to become friends with Jem, Scout, and Dill. He places different small, but precious gifts in the knothole of a tree for Scout and Jem. He tries to mend Jem’s pants, which Jem was forced to leave at the Radley house when he, Scout and Dill tried to escape. While Scout and Jem stood outside their house in the cold because Miss Maudie Atkinson's house was burning down, Boo places a blanket onto Scouts shoulders without anyone noticing. Jem later realizes that Boo put it on her, and he reveals the whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants to Atticus. Boo Radley plays an important role in the development and maturation of Scout, Jem, and Dill. The children use their creative imaginations to help interpret and make sense of Boo Radley, a mysterious figure whom they know little about. Although he begins as a figment of their imagination, Boo helps the children learn vital lessons as they progress into adulthood. As the world around them changes, it affects and alters their unique relationship with Boo. Part I describes the transition from a simple, innocent childhood into a complex world that confronts Jem, Scout, and Dill with serious problems and

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